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Last Call by Brad Thomas Parsons
Oct 22, 2019 | 288 Pages
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Praise for Bitters:
“Finally, here is an entire book devoted to the history, culture, and uses of the herbal elixir.” 
Bon Appétit, “Best Cookbooks of 2011”

“This is graduate-level stuff and would be a welcome addition to any cocktail geek’s library.” 
Wall Street Journal

“Brad Thomas Parsons tracks the bitters boom in his new book Bitters, and manages to elevate herbs to an art form.” 

“Thanks to Brad Thomas Parsons’s inquisitive detective work, readers can discover how cocktail bitters rose from the ashes of Prohibition to become an indispensable ingredient for the country’s top mixologists.” 
—Jim Meehan, managing partner at PDT and author of The PDT Cocktail Book
Praise for Amaro:
“Brad Thomas Parsons’s Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs serves as an Alice-like rabbit hole allowing full immersion in the world of amaro…”
Wall Street Journal
“With cocktail recipes, amaro-spiked desserts, and even a guide to making your own amari, this book is a comprehensive guide to the liqueur. But more than just a guide, Amaro is a book you actually want to read. It’s written by Brad Thomas Parsons, the author of the James Beard and IACP award-winning book on bitters, and its best feature are the recipe headnotes. Ranging from personal anecdotes about cocktails to multiple paragraphs about a classic’s history, you get fun, interesting context with every recipe.”
“The man who might as well change his middle name to “bitter” is back with a follow-up to his award-winning Bitters. Beautifully photographed by Ed Anderson, Amaro is as much a desperately needed guide to the opaque and ill-defined world of bitter herbal liqueurs as it is a visual love letter to Italy. … Parsons once again shows why he’s become one of the drink world’s most reliable voices.”
“Long before there were chef-driven cocktails, there were monk-driven digestivi, also known as amaro. They made us feel better, encouraged post-prandial discourse, and set us up for a better tomorrow. Thanks to Brad Thomas Parsons, we now have a book that properly celebrates the category, and teaches us just how sweet it is to drink what’s bitter.” 
—Danny Meyer, founder of the Union Square Hospitality Group

Praise for Distillery Cats:
“Brad’s reporting on distillery cats actually moved me to take a tour of Scottish distilleries, microphone in hand, to meet some of the mousers in person. (And sample some of the product.) It was a hardship assignment, and I couldn’t keep at it for long. I am relieved to know that Brad has remained committed to the mission.”
—Ari Shapiro, host of NPR’s All Things Considered
“Cats + Booze! Brad Thomas Parsons has channeled his inner cat lady to discover the ultimate formula for happiness.”
—Kerry Diamond, Cherry Bombe
“The Best Food Book of the Year […] Award-winning drinks writer Brad Thomas Parsons put together a collection of the country’s most distinguished cats in a hilariously illustrated book that belongs on your shelf next to the Modernist Cuisine box set. […] So do yourself a favor for once and pick up this book. It has everything! Cats, beer, whiskey, love lost and found, journeys of self discovery and redemption, heroes and villains, tabbies and gingers, hell, even a few scratches on the head. If you’re looking for more than that in a book, good luck finding it.”
—Alex Beggs, Bon Appétit

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