The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl

by David Wondrich

Hardcover, 296 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $23.95 | purchase

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The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl
David Wondrich

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The James Beard Award-winning author of Imbibe! offers an authoritative, historically informed tribute to the punch bowl, in a book that also includes recipes of classic punches, as well as obscure variations featuring whiskey, gin, wine and more.

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Cheers, Charles Dickens: In this illustration titled "Micawber in his element," Mr. Micawber makes punch after a dinner party thrown for him by David Copperfield. Charles Dickens, author of David Copperfield, was a punch aficionado. Fred Barnard/Hulton Archive/Getty Images hide caption

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