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Real Ale By Bill Laws

Real Ale
by Bill Laws

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Did you know beer was buried with the Pharaohs in Egypt and used as an offering to the gods? This book tells you various things you wanted to know about real ale - from its first recorded brewing by the Sumerians 5,000 years ago through its spread to Europe via the cultivation of grains to its establishment as a British favourite.
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Real Ale: Recipes, History, Snippets by Bill Laws

This delightful book tells you everything you ever wanted to know about real ale - from its first recorded brewing by the Sumerians 5,000 years ago through its spread to Europe via the cultivation of grains to its establishment as a British favourite. Did you know beer was buried with the Pharaohs in Egypt and used as an offering to the gods? Or that in Norse mythology, a warrior who died in battle would go to Valhalla and be entitled to drink as much beer as he wanted? "Real Ale" unearths all these unknown snippets and is packed with trivia that will inform and entertain.From the origins and history of brews like Bitter, originated in Burton-on-Trent due to the particular style of the water supply, and Black Beer created as a prophylactic against scurvy, this tantalising book includes accessible recipes for brewing and cooking classic beer dishes like Beef and Guinness stew and Welsh rarebit. With delicious recipes alongside little known facts, "Real Ale" will appeal to everyone from the avid foodie to anyone who simply savours a good pint.

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About Bill Laws


Bill Laws is a writer and social historian, based in Herefordshire. The author of ten books and has written about country crafts including cider-making and brewing for publications including the Guardian and Daily Telegraph, Period House, BBC History and BBC's Who Do You Think You Are. He currently edits a series of journals and books on country matters, the latest being the social history of a West Midlands livestock market, A Slap of the Hand. Bill also runs a small photographic library, Arkitype.

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GOR001096679
Real Ale: Recipes, History, Snippets by Bill Laws
Bill Laws
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Ebury Publishing
2009-02-05
64
0091930219
9780091930219
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.