My latest foray to the various doctors left me with some time to kill between appointments and although my pockets were light there was a thrift store between them. Well, with my devotion to (and, it must be admitted, my addiction to) the best source of militia logistics and procurement, of course I had to stop. And what did I chance upon? Why this remarkable book that I had never heard of, but was instantly intrigued by: The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks by Amy Stewart. It set me back, after my old fart's discount, to the tune of 92 cents.
Just leafing through it and picking out topics taught me more than I had ever known about everything from molasses to monkey puzzle trees. I am looking forward to absorbing it from cover to cover in my insomniac reading program, but I have skimmed enough to know that this is a useful work for those of us looking for guidance in post-apocalyptic business ventures like moonshining, beer brewing, wine making and, in the case of the monkey puzzle tree, mudai fermenting.