Twenty Years Behind Bars: The spirited adventures of a real bartender (Paperback)

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"Shaken not stirred," we have all heard the saying. It is part of what makes Ian Fleming's super spy James Bond so super. It is not the fact that he drinks martinis, it is how he drinks them that matters. Cocktails are about style and in today's complicated world of drink many of us need a lifestyle guide. 20 Years Behind Bars is that guide; part trade manual and part psychological introspective, it combines real life observations (by a real life bartender) with facts and information in an amusing and irreverent fashion. Take one part Mr. Boston's bartending guide, one part Anthony Bourdain's Kitchen Confidential, a dash of Steve Dublanica's Waiter Rant, combine and you have the pure entertainment that is 20 Years Behind Bars.

About the Author

Jeff is an award winning bartender as well as a columnist and author. His best-selling "What Do You Know About Wine?" calendar series is in its fourth year (Pomegranate Communications) and his weekly column, Barfly, has graced the pages of newspapers from the San Jose Mercury News to the Tallahassee Democrat. His work has also appeared in San Francisco Magazine, the National Geographic Assignment Blog, Here Magazine and a whole host of others. Jeff is a graduate of the San Francisco State School of Journalism, where he was nominated for a Hearst Journalism Award, and where the Dean once responded to his choice of career with a less than enthusiastic "Food Journalism!?!" Jeff's writing style has been described as casually erudite (whatever that means). Currently he spends his time in Northern California, reading, writing and researching the food and beverage world. Especially the researching part.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781478392224
ISBN-10: 1478392223
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: November 23rd, 2012
Pages: 444
Language: English