By Ricardo Cortés
From the illustrator of cross the F*** to Sleep comes a heritage of espresso, Coca-Cola, caffeine, cocaine, mystery formulation, detailed flavors, specific favors, Harry J. Anslinger, and prohibition. A mystery background OF espresso, COCA & COLA is an illustrated ebook disclosing new study within the coca leaf alternate carried out by means of The Coca-Cola corporation. it's been redesigned and reformatted for this flowable textual content e-book version, and contours fabric no longer integrated within the print model of the e-book. 2011 marked the one hundred and twenty fifth anniversary of its iconic beverage, and the 50th anniversary of the foreign drug regulate treaty that enables Coca-Cola particular entry to the coca plant. most folks are accustomed to stories of cocaine being an early element 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 that 1914, has been a part of Coca-Cola's mystery formulation for over 100 years. it is a background THAT SPANS FROM COCAINE FACTORIES IN PERU, to mystery experiments on the college of Hawaii, to the non-public 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 heritage OF espresso, COCA & COLA tells how one of many largest businesses on the earth bypasses a global ban on coca. The booklet additionally explores histories of 3 of the main ate up ingredients in the world, revealing connections among likely disparate icons of recent tradition: caffeine, cocaine, and Coca-Cola. COCA-COLA IS the most well-liked gentle DRINK in the world, and delicate beverages are the #1 nutrients fed on within the American vitamin. Caffeine is the main standard psychoactive substance. Cocaine . . . good, humans appear to like studying approximately cocaine. An illustrated chronicle that might attract lovers of foods and drinks histories (e.g., Mark Kurlansky's Salt and Cod; Mark Pendergrast's For God, nation & Coca-Cola), photograph novel fans, and folks attracted to drug prohibition and foreign narcopolitics, the publication follows within the footsteps of winning pop-history books comparable to Michael Pollan's The Botany of wish and Eric Schlosser's speedy nutrients Nation—but has a special variety that blends such histories with narrative representation and affects from Norman Rockwell to artwork Spiegelman.
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Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. In a food processor, pulse the macadamia nuts until finely chopped, being careful not to process them too long, which would create a paste. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and both sugars on medium speed until well blended, about 1 minute. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until completely combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula. Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed until just combined, scraping the bowl if necessary to incorporate the dry ingredients.
Since oats have a naturally mild taste, we’ve boosted their flavor in this cookie by using whole-wheat flour, maple syrup, and a higher proportion of brown sugar. Preheat the oven to 325°F/165°C/gas mark 3. Adjust the racks so they divide the oven into thirds. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Whisk together both flours, the baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and both sugars on medium speed until smooth and well blended, about 1 minute.
Add the egg and mix until completely combined. Add the lemon juice and mix until combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl with a spatula. Add the remaining flour mixture and mix on low speed until just combined, scraping the bowl if necessary to incorporate the dry ingredients. Add the nut mixture and chocolate and mix on low speed until evenly distributed. The dough should be soft and a little sticky, similar to the consistency of crunchy peanut butter. ) Using a small ice-cream scoop or tablespoon measure, drop well-rounded balls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets about 2 in/5 cm apart.
A Secret History of Coffee, Coca & Cola by Ricardo Cortés