Elizabeth Williams – “Lift Your Spirits”
Author Elizabeth Williams will give a talk on New Orleans cocktail culture with a reception in the CinéLab. New Orleans drink specials will be available for sale in the BarCafé.
Elizabeth Williams 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 most recent book, Lift Your Spirits: A Celebratory History of Cocktail Culture in New Orleans, about the drinking culture of New Orleans, was published by LSU Press in the spring of 2016.
The event is sponsored by the Willson Center and the University of Georgia Libraries in partnership with The National, home.made, Avid Bookshop, and Ciné.