The Devil s Cup A History of the World According to Coffee

In this captivating book, Stewart Lee Allen treks three-quarters of the way around the world on a caffeinated quest to answer these profound questions: Did the advent of coffee give birth to an enlightened western civilization?

The Devil s Cup  A History of the World According to Coffee

In this captivating book, Stewart Lee Allen treks three-quarters of the way around the world on a caffeinated quest to answer these profound questions: Did the advent of coffee give birth to an enlightened western civilization? Is coffee, indeed, the substance that drives history? From the cliffhanging villages of Southern Yemen, where coffee beans were first cultivated eight hundred years ago, to a cavernous coffeehouse in Calcutta, the drinking spot for two of India’s three Nobel Prize winners ... from Parisian salons and cafés where the French Revolution was born, to the roadside diners and chain restaurants of the good ol’ USA, where something resembling brown water passes for coffee, Allen wittily proves that the world was wired long before the Internet. And those who deny the power of coffee (namely tea-drinkers) do so at their own peril.

The Devil s Cup

Allen's insatiable, unquenchable curiosity drives him to explore coffee's catalytic effect upon world empires and mankind itself.

The Devil s Cup

Allen's insatiable, unquenchable curiosity drives him to explore coffee's catalytic effect upon world empires and mankind itself.

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In the Devil s Garden

This is truly a delectable book that will be consumed by food lovers, culinary historians, amateur anthropologists, and armchair travelers alike. Bon appétit!

In the Devil s Garden

Deliciously organized by the Seven Deadly Sins, here is a scintillating history of forbidden foods through the ages—and how these mouth-watering taboos have defined cultures around the world. From the lusciously tempting fruit in the Garden of Eden to the divine foie gras, Stewart Lee Allen engagingly illustrates that when a pleasure as primal as eating is criminalized, there is often an astonishing tale to tell. Among the foods thought to encourage Lust, the love apple (now known as the tomato) was thought to possess demonic spirits until the nineteenth century. The Gluttony “course” invites the reader to an ancient Roman dinner party where nearly every dish served—from poppy-crusted rodents to “Trojan Pork”—was considered a crime against the state. While the vice known as Sloth introduces the sad story of “The Lazy Root” (the potato), whose popularity in Ireland led British moralists to claim that the Great Famine was God’s way of punishing the Irish for eating a food that bred degeneracy and idleness. Filled with incredible food history and the author’s travels to many of these exotic locales, In the Devil’s Garden also features recipes like the matzo-ball stews outlawed by the Spanish Inquisition and the forbidden “chocolate champagnes” of the Aztecs. This is truly a delectable book that will be consumed by food lovers, culinary historians, amateur anthropologists, and armchair travelers alike. Bon appétit! From the Trade Paperback edition.

Red Devils

A glass of milk and a bun with marmalade and butter for me, coffee and a bun for
Uncle Max. Then, he would take me into his study and teach me German,
arithmetic, geography and history. German and arithmetic were very “dry,” and
we ...

Red Devils

This story was meant to be a near autobiography of a young boy, from age five to twelve, during a horrible period of our time-World War II and the direct aftermath. The events in the book were witnessed by me or are firsthand accounts of one form or another. However, some important characters in the book are not described, therefore I included them in the prologue.

London s Coffee Houses

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London s Coffee Houses

Coffee houses are now once again a familiar sight in London's high streets. They are the latest manifestation of an institution which began in the seventeenth century. Ads from the Restoration, London was awash with coffee houses. They were used not only for refreshment, but for business, auctions, medical treatment, news gathering hiring servants or just conversation. They were considered dangerously radical places by the authorities. In the 19th century the Temperance bourn introduced coffee taverns to wean drinkers away from gin palaces. In the 1950s came the coffee bars dispensing new kinds of coffee accompanied by new music -- skiffle and rock and roll -- in crowded basements. And of late new chains of coffee houses, with predictable decor and little atmosphere, have invaded London. This major survey of the coffee houses is the most authoritative yet published, and is accompanied by many illustrations.

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The Literary Review

THE DEVIL'S CUP: COFFEE, THE DRIVING FORCE IN HISTORY + By Stewart
Lee Allen (Canongate 256pp / 12.99) THE BLACK ... He takes us around the
world, approaching things territorially: we learn where coffee first started; where
salons first prospered; where the filthiest brews are rumbled. ... And yet,
according to Islamic belief (until as late as the seventeenth century) there was
evil in coffee.

The Literary Review