Punch by David Wondrich
The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl

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Synopsis

An Authoritative, historically informed tribute to the punch bowl, by the James Beard Award-winning author of Imbibe!.

Replete with historical anecdotes, expert observations, notes on technique and ingredients, and of course world-class recipes, Punch will take readers on a celebratory journey into the punch bowl that starts with some very lonely British sailors and swells to include a cast of lords and ladies, admirals, kings, presidents, poets, pirates, novelists, spies, and other colorful characters.

It is a tale only David Wondrich can tell-and it is sure to delight, amuse, and inspire the mixologist and party-planner in everyone.
 

About David Wondrich

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David Wondrich is one of the nation's foremost authorities on the history of the cocktail (okay, there's not a lot of competition, but still). A former English professor, he gave up Shakespeare and Freshman Comp to write for Esquire magazine (where he is a contributing editor) and numerous other publications, including "Saveur, Gotham, Wine and Spirits, Drinks, " and "The Snail, " the newsletter of Slow Food America. His first book, "Esquire Drinks: An Opinionated & Irreverent Guide to Drinking", has been called "a must-have for anyone who enjoys a first-class cocktail" (The "Dallas Morning News"). Dr. Wondrich is a founding member of the Museum of the American Cocktail, which will open in New Orleans in January 2005. He lives in Brooklyn.
 
Published November 2, 2010 by Perigee Books. 323 pages
Genres: History, Cooking. Non-fiction

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By 1700 "Punch had become the standard coffeehouse antidote to all that caffeine," Mr. Wondrich writes—and what he calls "The Age of Punch" was born.

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By 1700 "Punch had become the standard coffeehouse antidote to all that caffeine," Mr. Wondrich writes—and what he calls "The Age of Punch" was born.

Oct 30 2010 | Read Full Review of Punch: The Delights (and Dang...

Examiner

PUNCH: A COMBINATION OF alcohol, juice, sugar and spices that predate the cocktail by some 200 years, has become an increasingly popular libation in the past couple of years.

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The Kitchn

So we checked in with punch expert David Wondrich, author of Punch: The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl (see our review here), and Esquire Mag's drinks columnist to get all the elemental info needed for anyone looking to stir up a batch.

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Serious Eats

His style is singular and entertaining, and Punch delivers both style and substance for punch novices as well as experienced drinkers.

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