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The Bottle Bar and Shop – and a Negroni

The Bottle Bar and Shop came into being in December 2017, thanks to the husband-and-wife team of Xhulio Sina and Natalie John.

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The Negroni – A Love Affair with a Classic Cocktail

The book tells the story behind Matt Hranek’s appreciation and fascination for this famous cocktail.

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From Refugees to Royalty

John Hilary

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The Golden Maze : A Biography of Prague

Richard Fidler has a rare gift for words: seemingly effortlessly engaging with both his subject and the reader, transporting the latter through fact upon fact revealed by his in-depth research, yet also with a lightness of touch, compassion, eloquence and gentle humour. Having devoured two of his earlier books Saga Land and Ghost Empire I […]

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From Tulip Mania to Tulip Vodka

Evidently you can make vodka out of just about anything that can be fermented. As to its taste that basically comes down to what sort of flavour you want to achieve. We are, by the way, talking about the regular vodka, not the fruit flavoured variety. And, for Joris Putman in Holland the flavour was […]

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Wild Sweetness – Recipes Inspired by Nature

At first glance Thalia Ho’s stunning cook book ‘Wild Sweetness – Recipes Inspired by Nature’, had me rather confused. For some reason I had assumed that it was about cooking with foraged ingredients – be they from the wild, or the garden. For sure some of the ingredients could be from the garden or the […]