Tuesday 6 January 2009

Book ~ "Nova Scotia Drink-o-pedia" (2008) Graham Pilsworth

From Amazon ~ A "spirited" look at the history of drinking in Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Drink-o-pedia is a collection of anecdotes, bits of trivia and stories. From alcoholic drink staples like rum and beer to tea, coffee, and even water, Graham Pilsworth's fun history of Nova Scotia's drinking habits is jam-packed with interesting and little-known facts. The book discusses the role of women in rum-running, the development of Alexander Keith's business empire and the importance of coffee in Nova Scotia culture. The book includes photos, advertisements and artifacts, as well as original and humorous illustrations. The sections are divided by "drink": rum, beer, whisky, wine, moonshine, tea, coffee, soda, and water.

Sister Sarah gave this book to Gord for Christmas.

It interested me because I'm originally from Nova Scotia and I like rum, wine and beer.

It's a fun book to read. I like history and I learned a lot about the names and brands I had grown up with.

In case you always wanted to know ...

To cure a man of drink, take an eel and put it in rum but don't leave the eel in long enough to die. Then give the rum to the person to drink. But don't tell him about the eel. If he drinks it, he will never touch rum again.


Sandy said...

Sounds like a fun book. Must tell my hubby about it. I love history, as does he. He also loves beer, I'm a wine person; but it sounds like something he'd enjoy.

Hope you're having a good week,

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a fun book and I'm not even from Canada! I don't like rum to begin with and after reading about the eel, will be leery of it from here on out. *lol* Just kidding...but still.

Jean said...

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Anonymous said...

Sounds like an interesting book. That is wild story about the rum and the eel :) I wish I could drink rum, but I think I'm allergic to it.

John Mutford said...

Congrats on finishing the Canadian Book Challenge. Now have a drink to celebrate!