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Sippin' Safari: In Search of the Great "Lost" Tropical Drink Recipes...…

by Jeff Berry

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The new book by the author of The Grog Log, Intoxica andTaboo Table. Beach Bum Berry, as he is better known, is America's leadingauthority on tropical drinks and polynesian pop culture. In this all new book,Berry not only offers up tantilizing new drink recipes, but tells stories aboutsome of the most famous figures of their time. The Bum applies the same doggedresearch to the untold stories of the people behind the drinks. Stories culledfrom over 100 interviews with those who actually created the mid-century Tikiscene -- people as colorful as the drinks they invented, or served, orsimply drank. People like: Leon Lontoc, the Don The Beachcomber's waiter whoserved Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando by night, and acted in their movies byday; Henry Riddle, the Malibu Seacomber bartender who fed items about his famouscustomers to infamous gossip columnist Louella Parsons, till the day HowardHughes found him out; and Duke Kamanamoku, whose manager turned him from Olympicchampion into reluctant restaurateur.… (more)

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Tiki Drink recipes filtered through the personal reminisces of the bartenders and entrepreneurs who invented them. ( )
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