Molly Kimball - CRAFT - launch event

Join us at Octavia Books for the launch party of CRAFT: The Eat Fit Guide to Zero Proof Cocktails, the latest book from author, dietitian and nutrition journalist Molly Kimball, in collaboration with bar expert Ethan Skaggs and executive editor Melanie Warner Spencer, and with input from dozens of Ochsner Eat Fit restaurant partners. We'll have tastes, some demonstrations, a few words, and (of course) book signing time.

The clink of ice, the fragrance of fresh herbs, and the ritual of pouring artisanal spirits into a shaker or glass are all integral to the timeless experience of crafting a sophisticated cocktail. When we aren’t drinking, whatever the reason may be, we still want to enjoy elegant, thoughtful beverages. This philosophy is at the heart of CRAFT.

Inspired by the talented bar staff of dozens of Eat Fit restaurant partners, these zero proof recipes surpass sugary mocktails and basic soda spritzers, proving that it’s truly possible to create remarkable, elevated drinks that are alcohol free with little or no added sugars.

Featuring more than 50 recipes, as well as guides to barware, bitters, glassware, and everything else you need to craft a fully sensorial cocktail, this book is an essential--and beautiful--resource for every home mixologist's library.

Molly Kimball, RD, CSSD - Registered dietitian Molly Kimball’s approachable wellness philosophy has influenced the lives of thousands through her work with clients, Ochsner Eat Fit, and Alcohol Free For 40 for more than two decades. As a nutrition journalist, Molly covers all things related to wellness and nutrition. She served as nutrition columnist for the New Orleans Times-Picayune from 2009 to 2019 and has been the nutrition expert for New Orleans’ ABC affiliate WGNO since 2009, with weekly TV segments on Good Morning New Orleans named FUELED Wellness + Nutrition with Molly. Molly also hosts a weekly podcast of the same name, FUELED Wellness + Nutrition. Craft is Molly’s second book. Her first, The Eat Fit Cookbook: Chef Inspired Recipes for the Home (River Road Press, 2020), features more than 125 Eat Fit recipes from 40 different Eat Fit partners. Molly prefers a good walk-and-talk with colleagues versus desk or video meetings, and when she’s not immersed in the world of nutrition science, you can find her creating functional pottery, a perfect antidote to technology and deadlines.

Melanie Warner Spencer - For more than 20 years, award-winning journalist, fine-art and editorial photographer, and book editor and coauthor Melanie Warner Spencer has covered news and lifestyle in print and online. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, The Huffington Post, and Reuters in the United States and across the globe and has been recognized by the Texas Press Association, the Press Club of New Orleans, and the International and Regional Magazine Association. Currently, Melanie is the editor of four regional magazines in Louisiana and in 2021, she founded Drink Fit Club, an online community dedicated to helping people navigate alcohol-free challenges via motivation, information, alcohol-free drink reviews, recipes, and bringing the party without the booze.

Ethan Skaggs - After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania, Ethan Skaggs returned to Louisiana to pursue excellence in cocktail creation and mixology experiences. In his role with Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits, he finds particular joy in helping bar programs across the city develop creative, seasonal adaptions of both classic and craft cocktails, including zero proof cocktails, with special attention to seasonal, local ingredients. Ethan has worked at iconic New Orleans institutions including Commander’s Palace, Gris-Gris, and Tipitina’s.


Event date: 

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 6:00pm to 7:15pm

Event address: 

Octavia Books - 513 Octavia Street - New Orleans, LA 70115
Craft: The Eat Fit Guide to Zero Proof Cocktails By Molly Kimball, Ethan Skaggs (With), Melanie Warner Spencer Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455626908
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Pelican Publishing Company - November 21st, 2022

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