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Big Deals: Adam Roberts of Amateur Gourmet

Adam Roberts of the blog Amateur Gourmet just announced on his website that he's signed a book deal with Artisan. The book will not be a compilation of essays like

Our James Beard Picks vs. The Beard Awards, 2010

Victory is ours! For the second year running, we've predicted a majority of James Beard cookbook award winners, guessing 7 out of 11 categories correctly. The big winner was The Country Cooking of Ireland (buy it), picking up top honors for the International category as well as Cookbook of the Year. The only major upset [...]

Big Deals: Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen

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 [...]

The EMD Guide to Food from the 1950s: Food Styling and Cookbook Art

Ham from The Betty Crocker Picture Cookbook, 1950. Scan: Eat Me Daily
The 1950s were a crossover period for cookbooks, when graphics were about half hand-drawn illustrations and half super-saturated photographs, such as the one above. If the aesthetic appears rather commercial to you, that's no mistake: many of the cookbooks from this era were produced [...]

Cookbook for Expectant Mothers Recalled

A cookbook for pregnant women, The Happy Baby Cookbook from Australian Women's Weekly, is being recalled in New Zealand and Australia due to concerns over its nutritional recommendations. The New Zealand Food Safety Authority takes issue with certain recipes in the book that contain ingredients that "food safety officials believe could harm a woman or [...]

Our Picks for the 2010 James Beard Book Awards

The James Beard Book Award nominations were announced yesterday, and since last year we boasted a better than average accuracy in our predictions, we're fancying ourselves experts in this field.
Nominees this year featured some books we expected (Momofuku, Ad Hoc at Home), left off some that surprised us (where was Sam Beall's fantastic The Blackberry [...]

Teresa Giudice, Real Housewives of New Jersey Table-Flipping Star, Gets Cookbook Deal

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 [...]

The Best Cookbooks of the Decade [goodbye aughties]

While 2009 was full of spectacular cookbooks, the rest of the decade hasn't been too shabby either. With How to Cook Everything (published in 1998) and French Laundry (1999) completely changing the game for home and restaurant cookbooks alike, the next few years were already set up for greatness. Through the hundreds and hundreds of [...]

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