By Rod Phillips
No matter if as wine, beer, or spirits, alcohol has had a relentless and infrequently arguable function in social lifestyles. In his leading edge publication at the attitudes towards and intake of alcohol, Rod Phillips surveys a 9,000-year cultural and financial historical past, uncovering the tensions among alcoholic beverages as fit staples of day-by-day diets and as items of social, political, and spiritual anxiousness. within the city facilities of Europe and the United States, the place it used to be visible as more healthy than untreated water, alcohol won a foothold because the drink of selection, however it has been extra regulated through governmental and spiritual experts greater than the other commodity. As a possible resource of social disruption, alcohol created risky barriers of appropriate and unacceptable intake and broke via obstacles of sophistication, race, and gender.
Phillips follows the ever-changing cultural meanings of those effective potables and makes the mind-blowing argument that a few societies have entered "post-alcohol" stages. His is the 1st ebook to check and clarify the meanings and results of alcohol in such intensity, from worldwide and long term views.
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Transfer the shrimp to a bowl or plate and set aside. 3. Return the wok to high heat and add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Add the scallion, ginger, and garlic; cook, stirring constantly, for 20 seconds. Add the bell pepper and black pepper 3 6 • T H E U L T I M A T E S H R I M P B O O K and cook, stirring and tossing constantly, for 2 minutes, or until the bell pepper begins to soften. 4. Return the shrimp to the wok, along with the black beans, chicken stock, and oyster sauce. Stir and toss until the sauce is bubbling and the shrimp are heated through, 1 to 2 minutes.