"Lift Your Spirits" Book Signing with Liz Williams

  • East Bank Regional Library 4747 West Napoleon Avenue Metairie, LA, 70001 United States

Join SoFAB's Director and President of the National Food & Beverage Foundation, Liz Williams, for a signing of her newest book, Lift Your Spirits: A Celebratory History of Cocktail Culture in New Orleans at the East Bank Regional Library in Metairie.

 For more information regarding this presentation, contact Chris Smith, Manager of Adult Programming for the library, at (504) 889-8143 or wcsmith@jefferson.lib.la.us.

About the Presenter

Always fascinated by the way the lure of nutmeg and peppercorns motivated the exploration of the world, Liz Williams was lucky to be born into a family of Sicilian heritage in New Orleans.  She grew up eating in two great food traditions.   She is a founder of the Southern Food & Beverage Museum and President of the National Food & Beverage Foundation.  Much of her research and writing centers on the legal and policy issues related to food and foodways. Her book, coauthored with Stephanie Jane Carter, The Encyclopedia of Law and Food, was published by Greenwood Publishing in 2011. In 2013 AltaMira published New Orleans: A Food Biography. Her latest book, Lift Your Spirits: A Celebratory History of Cocktail Culture in New Orleans was published by LSU Press spring 2016.