Schott's Food and Drink Miscellany (Hardcover)
Bloomsbury USA, 9781582344201, 160pp.
Publication Date: August 21, 2004
From the author of the international bestseller Schott's Original Miscellany, the new collection of vital irrelevance and uncommon knowledge from the worlds of food and drink.
The eponymous foods, famous last meals, and perfect martini proportions revealed in the bestselling Schott's Original Miscellany were only the tip of the iceberg: Schott's Food and Drink Miscellany is a snapper-up of unconsidered trifles from the culinary world. From food history to cooking terms, cocktail recipes to dining etiquette, grace before meals to after-dinner toasts-this olla podrida offers everything for the wine drinker, gastronome, and glutton. And Ben Schott's brilliant juxtaposition of delectable tidbits makes this new miscellany so hard to put down, it may even make you late for dinner.
Ben Schott is a photographer, designer, and Miscellanist. He lives in Highgate, London.
Also available: Schott's Original Miscellany hc 1-58234-349-7 $14.95
Praise for Schott's Original Miscellany "It's the ultimate book for browsing...as hilarious as it is addictive."-Newsweek "Ben Schott's utterly indispensable Schott's Original Miscellany is...scarily habit-forming, so caveat emptor "-Vanity Fair "It is so pleasant just to have this book near."-Los Angeles Times "If nothing else, bathroom reading just got a lot smarter."-Daily Candy "Somehow Mr. Schott turns a collection of trivia into a window on the world that is hilarious, puzzling, and inspiring."- Wall Street Journal "An irresistible, irreplaceable, inexhaustible delight."-Baltimore Sun "Schott's Original Miscellany is a charmingly addictive curiosity cabinet...the first really great bathroom book of the 21st century."-Entertainment Weekly