With such titles as "Of Ice and Men" and "Libation Tribulations," this brief anthology includes nine selections from Eric Felten's James Beard Foundation Award–winning Wall Street Journal column of the same name.
"A kind of cocktail in itself, a mixture of history, anecdote, chemistry, and wit."—National Review
"A distillation, if I may put it like that, of his celebrated Wall Street Journal column of the same name … by far the wittiest and the most comprehensive study of the subject since the author of Lucky Jim laid down his pen."—Christopher Hitchens