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Matt Groening's Drawing of Ferran Adrià for the Cover of elBulli: Food for Thought, Thought for Food

Photograph via
Wallpaper* magazine has a writeup and nice slideshow of elBulli: Food for Thought: Thought for Food (preorder on Amazon).
The book looks more or less like the recent A Day at El Bulli (read our review), right down to the iconography listing. But what got us was the cover: Ferran Adrià's mug illustrated by [...]

99 Problems and Whiskey Ain't One: 99 Drams of Whiskey by Kate Hopkins [review]

Kate Hopkins is a writer best known for her blog, Accidental Hedonist, which chronicles her interest in and consumption of all things food and drink. Out of this website came Hopkins's book, 99 Drams of Whiskey: The Accidental Hedonist's Quest for the Perfect Shot and the History of the Drink (buy on Amazon), not a [...]

Adorable Illustrations in Peas! by Andrew Cullen [children's books]

All images via The Puffin Blog
Coming this July from British publisher Puffin (preorder on is the painfully adorable children's book Peas!: It's Not Easy Being Peas-y, notable not only for its literary love of legumes but also for its delightful retro-modern illustrations, done by Simon Rickerty.

Peas! follows the adventures of Pete and Penelope Pea, [...]

Grant Achatz Is Writing a Memoir: Life, On the Line

Grant Achatz, head chef of Alinea in Chicago, is shopping a memoir, and recently sent a copy of the proposal to Pete Wells at the NYT's Diner's Journal and Eater who posted the PDF of the proposal, including excerpts! (PDF direct link)
Co-written by Achatz and his business partner Nick Kokonas, the memoir will tell the [...]

Frank Bruni's Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater

Here's the cover of Frank Bruni's upcoming memoir Born Round: The Secret History of a Full-Time Eater scheduled for release August 20th — of course, you can preorder on Amazon.
Side note: we contacted our sources, and apparently, he looks more or less the same now as he did when this photo was taken.

Tout de Sweet: The Sweet Life In Paris by David Lebovitz [book review]

I went into this review with more than a little bias in favor of David Lebovitz. A former Chez Panisse pastry chef turned cookbook author, he's responsible for my favorite dessert cookbook of all time, Room for Dessert. (The book is, tragically, out of print, and used copies run about $50 a pop online.) But [...]

Our James Beard Picks vs. The Beard Awards

Fat by Jennifer McLagan came up big, winning for Single Subject and Cookbook of the Year — read the reviewed on EMD.
The James Beard Awards were last night, and with 6 out of our 10 cookbook picks coming up golden, we're calling the evening a success. A hearty congrats to the winners.
American Cooking
Our Pick: Cooking [...]

Big Deals: Cooking for Gracie and The New Brooklyn Cookbook

New York Times editor Keith Dixon has landed a book deal at Crown based on his series of articles that "recounts a year in the life of a new parent learning to cook for three." The book will be called Cooking for Gracie, and we're been promised that it will be "charming and humorous."
Also on [...]

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