Southern Foodways Alliance Guide to Cocktails
at the Decatur Book Festival
Saturday, September 2 at 5:30 p.m.
The Southern Foodways Alliance Guide to Cocktails will be featured at the Decatur Book Festival on Saturday, September 2 at 5:30 p.m. Join editors Jerry Slater and Sara Camp Milam as they discuss the book, including the process by which recipes were selected for inclusion. Though the book will officially hit bookstore shelves on October 5, you may purchase a book early if you attend the event.
From the book:
The South’s relationship with drinking is complicated. Although religious and legal mandates discourage the sale and consumption of alcohol, the region has a robust drinking culture. As the home of NASCAR, a sport that arose from the high-speed antics of bootleggers, and Tennessee Williams, a man notorious for both his literary genius and his propensity to imbibe, the Bible Belt has a booze-soaked background. In the recipes and essays in The Southern Foodways Alliance Guide to Cocktails, Jerry Slater and Sara Camp Milam and their cocktail cabinet of contributors bridge the gaps between the culture, history, and practice of drinking in the South.