If you don't feel like landing a book deal via blog (hey there Julie Powell), you can always do it by temporarily assisting somewhere awesome and then writing about it (hey there Julie Powell, again). Per Publisher's Marketplace, "French Culinary Institute alum" Lauren Shockey has inked a deal with Grand Central Publishing to write Four [...]
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Carl Warner, famed food landscape photographer (we posted last week about his recreation of the London Skyline with fruit and vegetables), has landed a “nearly six-figure” two-title deal with Abrams Image, a publisher of art and illustrated books, reports Publishers Weekly. It'll be really great to Warner's work presented in book form, since [...]
After being written about in reverent terms not only in every "Butchers: So Hot Right Now" trend piece but also featuring prominently in the year's most polarizing culinary memoir, it's about sweet time the Kingston, New York-based Fleisher's Grass-Fed & Organic Meats landed a book deal. Publishers Weekly reports that the inevitable has been undertaken [...]
Even though we're not included on their extensive blogroll (whatever, see if we invite you to one of our birthday parties), we are pleased to report yet another blog-to-book deal: Cara Eisenpress and Phoebe Lapin of Big Girls, Small Kitchen have been tapped by Harper Studio to write Cara & Phoebe's Quarter-Life Kitchen, which Publisher's [...]
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Food blogs have been around for a good decade, at least, and food books have been around, well, pretty much forever, but it seems that it's this year that the dead-tree guys finally started paying serious attention to the smart writers, great photographers, and charming home cooks who happily toiled away on their [...]
Not entirely new (since she tweeted about it last week), but Publishers Weekly reports that Teresa Giudice, the table-flipping star of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, sold her cookbook Skinny Italian: Eat It and Enjoy it - Live La Bella Vita and Look Great Too! to Hyperion (ooh, preorder on Amazon). Slated for [...]
Our books editor Helen might not have liked Babycakes (Amazon), the cookbook from New York's eponymous vegan bakery, all that much, but that doesn't seem to matter to them: per Publisher's Marketplace, the team behind the first book has signed a deal to write a followup for publisher Clarkson Potter. Babycakes Covers the Classics ... [...]
Our black little hearts are warmed whenever a blog-to-book deal launches that isn't planning on naming the book after the blog. Double so with the announcement that The Wednesday Chef is going to printed media, since we've long been fans of Luisa Weiss's wry take on food, informed by her German-Italian culinary heritage.
Her book My [...]