The Kefir Cookbook Tour

Part memoir, part cookbook, The Kefir Cookbook is a delicious collection of over 100 globally inspired sweet and savory recipes made with the probiotic-rich and nutrient-dense superfood kefir. It contains stories that describe the journey of one of the natural food industry’s pioneering brands, Lifeway, and the family that created it. Author Julie Smolyansky, daughter of Michael and Ludmila Smolyansky, takes readers to the beginning, when her family escaped the former Soviet Union, bringing with them their love for kefir, a staple from their homeland, and the dream of introducing it to an American audience. Using kefir and treasured recipes, she weaves together a story of survival, resilience, and triumph — and the path to making kefir and gut health mainstream.



Julie reveals new and surprising ways to use kefir for healthier and more nutritious versions of recipe favorites such as Huevos Rancheros with Kefir Crema; Butternut Squash and Pumpkin Soup; Grilled Lamb Chops with Kefir Verde Sauce; Panna Cotta with Red Wine Syrup; Raspberry Chocolate Chip Scones; and so many more.

Here are the dates for The Kefir Cookbook Tour! We hope to see you there.

FirstTaste at Habitas Venice 

March 7th  7pm – 9pm
Habitas Venice
1107 Abbot Kinney Blvd Venice CA
RSVP: [email protected]

Sip on Lifeway Elixir cocktails and enjoy the First Taste of gut-healthy bites from The Kefir Cookbook.

Book Raffle during Yoga Event at Expo

March 8th 7:30am – 9am
ExpoWest 2018
Grand Plaza Stage Anaheim, CA

Join us on the Grand Plaza for an early morning yoga session to start the day centered and rejuvenated. Open to all ExpoWest attendees!

Expo West Book Signing Booth #1305

March 9th 2 – 4pm
Booth #1305 ExpoWest 2018

Get your copy of #TheKefirCookbook signed.

Fast Company Event – Most Creative People Panel

March 10th 12pm
Fast Company Grill
201 Brazos Street Austin, TX 78701

Fast Company’s Most Creative People—celebrating its 10th year in 2018—is filled with inspiring individuals from senators to creative directors, activists to poets, CEOs, yoga instructors, and rappers. Join Fast Company’s own KC Ifeanyi in a conversation with panelists from the community of nearly 2,000 Most Creative People as they delve into creative opportunities, challenges, and what it means to be a maker right now.

Tyler Haney, Founder and CEO, Outdoor Voices; John Maeda, Global Head of Computational Design and Inclusion, Automattic; Julie Smolyansky, CEO, Lifeway Foods; Karin Fong, Director, Imaginary Forces
Moderated by: 
KC Ifeanyi, Entertainment Editor, 
Fast Company

Fast Company Event – Most Creative People Cocktail Reception

March 10th 6pm – 8pm
Fast Company Grill
201 Brazos Street Austin, TX 78701

#LifeLounge Brunch in ATX

March 11th 
South Congress Hotel
160 S Congress Austin, TX

Yoga, Open to the Public
9:00am to 12:00pm

Brunch with Julie
12:30pm to 2:00pm

#FirstTaste at Soul Cycle

March 13th  7:30am
Soul Cycle – West Village
126 Leroy St New York, NY 10014

Sip on Lifeway Elixir cocktails and enjoy the First Taste of gut-healthy bites from The Kefir Cookbook.

Nasdaq FB Live Interview

March 13th 1:30pm – 2pm
New York, NYC

Tune into the Live Interview on the NASDAQ Facebook Page

#FirstTaste at NYC Neuehouse

March 13th 7pm – 9pm
NYC Neuehouse
110 E. 25th St New York, NY
RSVP to [email protected]

Thrive Global Brunch And Conversation with Arianna Huffington & Julie Smolyansky

March 14th 11am – 12:30pm

Nasdaq Closing Bell

March 14th, 2018 3:00pm – 4pm
Nasdaq MarketSite
4 Times Square New York, NY 10036

Julie Smolyansky rings the closing bell at NASDAQ to celebrate the release of The Kefir Cookbook

Barnes and Noble Book Signing

March 20th 6pm – 8pm
Barnes & Noble at Old Orchard Mall
55 Orchard Center Skokie, IL

Book signing an Q&A with Julie Smolyansky

#FirstTaste at RPM Italian

April 8th
Brunch RPM Italian
52 W Illinois St Chicago, IL 60654

Cooking with Kefir at Chopping Block

April 25th 7 – 9 pm
4747 N Lincoln Chicago, IL 60625