I was so relieved to learn that I wouldn't have to root around in emu droppings in order to enjoy a quandong cocktail.Amy Stewart is sort of the Mary Roach of the plant world, but not quite as funny. I'm more of a botanist than a boozer, so I was most interested in the history and folklore of the plants. It's quite a revelation, though, to see the variety of plants that are used in alcoholic beverages. If you like to make exotic cocktails from pricey liqueurs and liquors, you could throw one hell of a party with the recipes in this book. She even gives some gardening advice so you can grow the plants you'll use in your boozy concoctions.