My Books

Cocktails_for_a_Crowd_COVERMy new book, Cocktails for a Crowd, is now available for pre-order!

Here’s the description:  In this tasty little volume, wine and spirits expert Kara Newman offers 42 fail-safe recipes for making great cocktails in batches, proving that no host need ever spend the evening trapped behind the bar. With advice on measuring and conversion techniques, helpful hints on balancing flavors, and plenty of tips for preparing ahead of time, the delights of drinks usually prepared individually are easily duplicated on a larger scale. Enriched with 24 color photographs, this useful book makes a winning gift for summer entertaining.

Official launch date is May 14, 2013!

 

 

Book CoverThe Secret Financial Life of Food is available for purchase!

The book tells the stories behind the agricultural commodities market, like the rise and fall of pork belly futures, or the wealthy “butter & egg men,” who joked that their wives were plump “because they buttered their bread on both sides.”

But don’t worry, tipplers, there’s plenty of booze in the book too. I couldn’t talk about sugar trade without bringing in Demon Rum, or grain futures without referencing whiskey! There’s even a section about the all-but-forgotten American Liquor Exchange, which set booze prices after the repeal of Prohibition.

 

QUIZ: How much do YOU know about the secret financial life of your food? Test your knowledge with this fun 10-question quiz!

 

 

My first book, Spice & Ice:  60 tongue-tingling cocktails, is now available as a Kindle book.

Paperback copies may also be available from the following outlets:

 

 

3 responses to “My Books

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  3. Hello KaraGreat article on Arak. There should be some warnings though as many people die each year. Please see this link and let me know if you have questions or would like to use the article.

    http://www.balifornian.com/featured-posts/2011/4/7/arak-tuak-and-a-torajan-elder-balifornian-tours-and-travel-b.html

    Thank you,
    Michael

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