Bay Area Cocktails: A History of Culture, Community and Craft

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The cocktail fluctuated in popularity following Prohibition but had firmly taken root in the culinary landscape by the 1990s— the Bay Area played a significant role in reviving it. An American invention, the cocktail has gone on to be enjoyed by people all over the world, but few places make a drink quite like the Bay Area. From the distillers who pioneered craft spirits and Alice Waters' revolutionary take on simple, fresh food at Chez Panisse to the bartenders who cared enough to grow a dedicated cocktail community, this is the story of how the Bay Area shaped the art of elevated drinking in America. Through oral history interviews and recipes, author Shanna Farrell chronicles the narrative history of the modern cocktail renaissance.
ISBN: 9781467137539
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: California
Series: American Palate
Images: 75
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Shanna Farrell is an oral historian with the Oral History Center at the University of California–Berkeley. She holds an MA in interdisciplinary studies from New York University and an MA in oral history from Columbia University. She lives in San Francisco, California.
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