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The Bartender's Pantry by Jim Meehan and Bart Sasso
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Jun 11, 2024 | ISBN 9781984858672

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The Bartender’s Pantry is vintage Jim Meehan—a clear, thorough, thoughtful, collegial foray into the world of drinks. And as a handbook devoted to the cornucopia of nonalcoholic ingredients that today’s bartenders draw on in their pursuit of deliciousness, it makes a fine guide to the kitchen pantry as well: it will give cooks at any level a fresh appreciation for the flavorful possibilities they have at their fingertips.”—Harold McGee, author of On Food and Cooking and Keys to Good Cooking

The Bartender’s Pantry is sure to become a classic. The fascinating collection of recipes combined with Jim’s expertise and Bart’s brilliant illustrations artfully simplify learning for experts and novices of mixology and people curious about flavor.”—Nik Sharma, James Beard Award finalist, IACP Award winner, and author of Veg-Table
“I’ve learned so much from reading this book. I love the nonpedantic approach to scrupulous ingredient sourcing. Jim teaches us that sustainability matters, even in your glass, and that being thoughtful about selecting your ingredients leads to exceptional results. Yes, it’s a book for bartenders, but Jim’s lessons are based on the foundations of being a great cook. Reading it will make me a better cook.”—Sam Mogannam, founder of the Bi-Rite family of businesses and coauthor of Bi-Rite Market’s Eat Good Food
“Welcome to the marriage of cocktails and cuisine! The Bartender’s Pantry will amaze and delight foodies, chefs, gardeners, and cocktail nerds. Jim Meehan’s bartending books are always indispensable, but this one is truly groundbreaking. If your idea of a well-stocked cocktail pantry extends to mint, lemons, cherries, and the occasional egg white, you’ll be amazed at what Meehan and his contributors can do with corn, oats, beets, yogurt, and sesame oil. Even salt and pepper are transformed into exquisite ingredients, and butter—yes, butter!—has a chance to shine. With his celebration of sustainability and inclusivity, The Bartender’s Pantry sets a new standard for twenty-first century cocktail books.”—Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist
“Jim Meehan has an intense thoughtfulness and rare beginner’s-mind-driven curiosity about ingredients, techniques, and flavor—the hidden work that makes his drinks as effortlessly enjoyable as they are innovative. It’s something I’ve admired about him since I first became obsessed with the same things, as an NYU chemistry major living down the block from PDT. Since few of us will ever get into the weeds of distilling the alcohol that goes into our cocktails, our choices in that arena mostly come down to careful shopping. But in The Bartender’s Pantry, Jim has condensed decades of experimentation and wisdom to give us the tools to control every other element of flavor in a drink, and, even better, to make nearly any tasty ingredient drinkable. Pick it up for the beautiful recipes and cool techniques, and you’ll walk away having gained the invaluable knowledge of the how and why of what makes them so good.”—Arielle Johnson, PhD, author of Flavorama

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