January 17, 2018

The Herball’s Guide to Botanical Drinks

 

The Herball’s Guide to Botanical Drinks

By Michael Isted

Using the alchemy of plants to create potions to cleanse, restore, relax and revive

Jacqui Small | 22nd February 2018
£20.00 | Hardback & eBook

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Michael has written a book, if you wish to harness the power of nature to fuel healthy living in our busy modern world; if you are a forager, a fermenter, a brewer, or simply a plant lover fascinated by the healing power of herbs – then this may be the perfect book for you.

For many years trained herbalist Michael Isted has served his stylish and contemporary plant-based drinks to discerning clients all over the world, and now he brings his elegant and inspirational potions to a wider audience with The Herball’s Guide to Botanical Drinks.

Drawing on Michael’s knowledge of worldwide plants to match drinks to a desired effect – The Herball’s Guide to Botanical Drinks combines 58 covetable, non-alcoholic plant-based recipes divided into stimulating cleansers, restorers, energisers, brain boosters, love elixirs, sleep tonics, aperitifs and digestifs – with a brief history of botanical drinks and herbal potions, a directory of plants and a seasonal guide that highlights when and how to harvest them wherever you live, and step by step instructions showcasing a variety of processing techniques including hot & cold brewing, fermentation, distillation, juicing and tincturing.

The Herball’s Guide to Botanical Drinks is no rarefied guide – this beautiful and accessible book reflects a very modern take on an ancient practice, revealing the history and processes of making drinks using easy-to-find plants and herbs such as dandelions, nettles, chamomile and mint, all accompanied by stunning botanical drawings and images.

“Having worked in the food and drink industry for my whole life, creating drinks for hotels, restaurants, bars and spas all over the world, I was happy… but I knew there was something more to come. I decided to give up my job and dedicate my time to learning from the plants and from other people who had spent their lives doing the same. Once I took that step and studied nutrition and herbal medicine, spending more of my time with the plants, everything started to make sense. The plants gave me purpose. I understood more about myself and about life. I’m still on that journey, trying to figure it all out, but the plants are certainly guiding me down a vibrant, exciting and colourful pathway. This book is a celebration of plants, a contemporary collection of recipes designed to help you engage with the nature that surrounds you. With the help of the plants, I will show you new and exciting ways in which you can create delicious, magical, alchemical preparations.”  Michael Isted

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