Thursday, July 19, 2007

Sober Celebrations: Lively Entertaining Without the Spirits

Sober Celebrations: Lively Entertaining Without the Spirits (Cleveland Clinic Press; 2007) by Liz Scott is the “must-have” guide to holiday and special-occasion entertaining for anyone who chooses to celebrate alcohol-free. An invaluable tool for the host who wants to accommodate moms-to-be, diabetics, kids, and those concerned with drug interactions, as well as an essential guide for the 9.2 million Americans in recovery from alcohol dependence, this innovative cookbook will dazzle and inspire you with exciting and original “high-spirited” party planning.

In addition to 25 diverse menus and more than 150 delicious and easy-to-follow recipes, Sober Celebrations includes the following:

• Simple and flavorful substitution suggestions for recipes that call for alcohol
• Valuable tips on using purchased ingredients to simplify your cooking and entertaining
• Creative ideas for adding pizazz to your party without the buzz of imbibing
• Terrific “mocktail” recipes and alcohol-free beverage pairings for every menu
• Important up-to-date information on health- and alcohol-related issues

About the Author
Liz Scott is a graduate of New York’s French Culinary Institute and Villa Schifanoia in Florence, Italy. She was honored in 2005 by the Johnson Institute in Washington, DC as one of 8 American pioneers and innovators in the field of addiction recovery. Her first book, The Sober Kitchen: Recipes and Advice for a Lifetime of Sobriety was recognized by the following prestigious awards:

2004 Journalism Award from the Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA),
2004 Merit Award from the National Health Information Awards Program, in the Patient Education & Information Book category, and
2004 Independent Publisher Book Award (IPPY) Finalist in the Health/Medicine/Nutrition category.

“Sober Celebrations is a visually stunning book that entertains and educates – in fact, it’s a “must-have” for those learning to cook and culinary professionals. I will definitely incorporate these recipes into the meals and cooking classes that we offer here at Hazelden. What a great way to celebrate sobriety!”
Joe Zahner, Executive Chef & Food Service Director, The Hazelden Foundation - A national nonprofit organization helping people reclaim their lives from the disease of addiction

“Liz Scott is one of those serendipities of sober living who brings flavor to life in more ways than one. Sober Celebrations supports the notion that good taste and good cheer are not alcohol-dependent.” Johnny W. Allem, President/CEO, Johnson Institute - A national service organization working to eliminate barriers to recovery

Sober Celebrations: Lively Entertaining Without the Spirits by Liz Scott
(Cleveland Clinic Press; 2007)
ISBN: 978-1-59624-028-5

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