Big Deals: Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen

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Photograph: Paper Cat

In the world of blog-to-book deals, often the source material seems a stretch to bring to the printed page; not so with The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, based on Deb Perelman's blog of the same name. Featuring "recipes for elegant and approachable homemade food," the book, which was picked up by Knopf, is sure to be as delightfully simple, elegant and full of gorgeous photography as her website. Publishers, we implore you: there are not many websites out there like Perelman's, but we'd much rather see them in print than gimmicks or blogs that are basically serialized book proposals. As for Perelman, we say: about time. [Publisher's Marketplace, sub req'd]

—Paula Forbes

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