October 2, 2005

Forecasting: September 2005

Culinary-related books which sold to publishers in September 2005. Garnered from a variety of sources.

*Bob Skilnik's THE COMPLETE HISTORY OF BEER AND BREWING IN CHICAGO, to Barricade, for publication in Spring 2006.

*Eileen Yin-Fei Lo's MY GRANDMOTHER'S CHINESE KITCHEN: Lessons and Recipes for My Granddaughter, presenting 100 "heirloom" recipes along with family stories about her beloved grandmother, to Perigee, for publication during Chinese New Year 2007.

*Actor Morgan Freeman's MORGAN FREEMAN & FRIENDS: Caribbean Cooking for a Cause, which will benefit the Grenada Relief Fund and feature island recipes from celebrity friends, including Hilary Swank, Tom Hanks, Alicia Keys, and Michael Douglas, to Rodale.

*Dave DeWitt's THE LEONARDO DA VINCI COOKBOOK, a food history with recipes that details the story of Leonardo's career as cook, kitchen innovator, and gourmand, to Broadway. Dave DeWitt's The Spicy Food Lover's Bible : The Ultimate Guide to Buying, Growing, Storing, and Using the Key Ingredients That Give Food Spice with More Than 250 Recipes from Around the World, co-written with Nancy Gerlach was released in May of this year.

*Radio host and cookbook author Lynne Rossetto Kasper, producer Sally Swift and Minnesota Public Radio's THE SPLENDID TABLE GUIDE TO WORK-NIGHT MENUS, a compendium of culinary wisdom culled from Kasper's show, The Splendid Table, to Clarkson Potter. Kasper's earlier book, The Splendid Table: Recipes from Emilia-Romagna, the Heartland of Northern Italian Food, published by Morrow in 1992, was a winner of the IACP and James Beard Awards.

*Food writer Adeena Sussman's illustrated history of the post-war boom in mass-produced prepared foods, from Jell-O to boxed baking mixes to TV dinners, to Collector's Press.

*Jane Stern and Michael Stern's AMERICA'S 100 BEST SANDWICHES, serving up favorite sandwiches encountered coast to coast and where to find them, to Houghton Mifflin.

*Walter Staib's BLACK FOREST FUSION: Classic Cuisine from the Heart of Europe, featuring the traditional and eclectic cuisine of Germany's Schwarzwald, to Running Press. This publisher has previously released Staib's City Tavern Cookbook (1999).

Posted by Jennifer at October 2, 2005 11:17 AM | TrackBack

Lots of hreat new books to look forward to ... also a new one from Michael Chairello, Warren Brown and Giada DeLaurentiis. Too much temptation!

Posted by: Sweetnicks at October 9, 2005 12:36 AM

Hi, jennifer. I am the author of the upcoming book on conveneince foods you mention here. Can you shoot me an email? Thanks!

Posted by: Adeena Sussman at December 12, 2005 5:54 PM
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