“Drinking Like Ladies in Crisis,” and more
Podcast creators begin writing book
In May, cocktail book authors Misty Kalkofen and Kirsten Amann launched their new podcast, “Drinking Like Ladies in Crisis.” Guests include restaurant owner-operators, mental health clinicians, policy-makers and homeschool educators. A companion project to their 2018 book, “Drinking Like Ladies,” the podcast’s goal is to help hospitality industry professionals navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. “This industry is the country’s second largest private employer of over 15.6 million workers, a majority of whom lost their jobs all at once last month,” Kalkofen said in a statement. “We’ve spent our entire careers (40 years combined) affiliated with restaurants, and no one has experienced anything like this.” The duo’s book, described as part history, part cocktail book, pays homage to 75 unsung women from history, each of whom is toasted with a bespoke cocktail created in their honor by female bartenders worldwide. Proceeds from book sales are being donated to charity.