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Lost Recipes of Prohibition

Notes from a Bootlegger's Manual

by Matthew Rowley

Hardcover, 232 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $27.95 |


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An expert on the manufacture and distribution of illicit spirits explains a secret, handwritten collection of recipes that were hidden in a volume of poetry during Prohibition. The recipes reveal how bootleggers simulated — by adding extracts, essences and oils — the taste of various alcohols.