A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola by Ricardo Cortés

By Ricardo Cortés

From the illustrator of cross the F*** to Sleep comes a background of espresso, Coca-Cola, caffeine, cocaine, mystery formulation, distinctive flavors, exact favors, Harry J. Anslinger, and prohibition. A mystery heritage OF espresso, COCA & COLA is an illustrated e-book disclosing new examine within the coca leaf exchange carried out by way of The Coca-Cola corporation. it's been redesigned and reformatted for this flowable textual content booklet variation, and lines fabric now not integrated within the print model of the booklet. 2011 marked the a hundred and twenty fifth anniversary of its iconic beverage, and the 50th anniversary of the foreign drug keep an eye on treaty that permits Coca-Cola specific entry to the coca plant. most folk are accustomed to stories of cocaine being an early component of "Coke" tonic; it's an period the corporate makes each attempt to bury. but coca leaf, the resource of cocaine which has been banned within the U.S. considering the fact that 1914, has been a part of Coca-Cola's mystery formulation for over 100 years. this can be a background THAT SPANS FROM COCAINE FACTORIES IN PERU, to mystery experiments on the collage of Hawaii, to the private documents of U.S. Bureau of Narcotics Commissioner Harry Anslinger (infamous for his "Reefer Madness" crusade opposed to marijuana, lesser referred to as a long-time collaborator of The Coca-Cola Company). A mystery historical past OF espresso, COCA & COLA tells how one of many largest businesses on this planet bypasses a global ban on coca. The publication additionally explores histories of 3 of the main ate up elements in the world, revealing connections among likely disparate icons of recent tradition: caffeine, cocaine, and Coca-Cola. COCA-COLA IS the most well-liked tender DRINK on the earth, and gentle beverages are the number 1 foodstuff fed on within the American vitamin. Caffeine is the main prevalent psychoactive substance. Cocaine . . . good, humans appear to like analyzing approximately cocaine. An illustrated chronicle that would entice lovers of foods and drinks histories (e.g., Mark Kurlansky's Salt and Cod; Mark Pendergrast's For God, nation & Coca-Cola), photograph novel lovers, and other people attracted to drug prohibition and overseas narcopolitics, the publication follows within the footsteps of profitable pop-history books reminiscent of Michael Pollan's The Botany of hope and Eric Schlosser's quick nutrition Nation—but has a special type that blends such histories with narrative representation and impacts from Norman Rockwell to paintings Spiegelman.

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The dough will be ready when it gently pulls away from the side of the bowl and has an elastic consistency. 4 On a lightly floured work surface, knead the dough for 3 minutes. Lightly spray a bowl with non-stick spray and set the dough inside. Let rest for 10 minutes. 5 fill The rolls: After 10 minutes, roll the dough out into a 14 x 8in rectangle. Combine the granulated sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on top of the dough. Roll up the dough tightly along the long edge. Cut into 10 even pieces (each roughly 1½ in wide) and arrange on top of the pecans.

The batter comes together quickly, making these the perfect treat to whip up any morning of the week. ) for breakfast? Prep time: 10 minutes • Total time: 30 minutes • Makes: 12 muffins 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar ½ tsp salt ½ cup (64g) unsweetened cocoa powder 1 tsp baking soda 1 cup (180g) semi-sweet chocolate chips 2 eggs ¾ cup (185g) plain yogurt (Greek or regular) ½ cup (120ml) vegetable oil 1 Preheat the oven to 425°F. Spray one 12-count muffin pan with non-stick spray.

Trust me, your morning guests will be begging for a second slice. Prep time: 20 minutes • Total time: 1 hour, 25 minutes • Makes: 10–12 servings crumb topping ¾ cup (95g) all-purpose flour 1∕ 3 cup (67g) light brown sugar ¼ cup (50g) granulated sugar 1 tsp ground cinnamon 6 tbsp butter, cold and cubed cake 1 egg ¼ cup (60g) butter, melted and cooled ½ cup (120ml) milk 2 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp almond extract 1½ cups (190g) all-purpose flour ¾ cup (150g) granulated sugar 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 1 cup (225g) dark sweet cherries, pitted and chopped (see Sally Says, right) 1 tbsp cherry, raspberry, or strawberry preserves/jam ¼ cup (25g) slivered almonds Glaze ¾ cup (90g) confectioners’ sugar, sifted 1 Adjust the oven rack to the lower third position.

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