November 30, 2005

Forecasting: November 2005

Culinary books reported as sold to publishers during the month of November:

TVFN star Paula Deen's forthcoming inspirational memoir, and a second book for the 2006 Christmas season, to be published by Simon & Schuster.

Not on Love Alone author Jessie Carry Saunders's next newlywed cookbook, to Avalon.

Andrews McMeel will publish a reprint of James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame author Maida Heatter's MAIDA HEATTER'S BOOK OF GREAT CHOCOLATE DESSERTS.

Former chef of Angelica Kitchen and author of The Modern Vegetarian Kitchen and Fresh Food Fast Peter Berley's THE FLEXIBLE KITCHEN: Flavorful Menus for Vegetarians and Omnivores to Share, written with Zoe Singer, embracing the idea of "flexatarianism," to Houghton Mifflin.

Laurence Craig's THE INSPIRED TABLE: A Master Caterer Reveals Insider Secrets for Producing Stylish Brunches, Luncheons, Dinners, Cocktail Parties, and Full-blown Fetes, without the necessity of a caterer or event planner, to Bulfinch.

Pastry chef at Jean-Georges Vongerichten's Spice Market and "66", Pichet Ong's ASIAN DESSERTS, written with Genevieve Ko and with a foreword by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, introducing the home cook a whole new world of desserts inspired by Asian flavors, to Morrow.

Owner and operator of Shopsin's Kenny Shopsin's EAT ME (The Life and Food of Kenny Shopsin): Stories, Snapshots, Recipes, and Other Brain Matters From Shopsin's, the Greenwich Village Institution, written with Carolynn Carreņo, including Kenny's stories interwoven with 900+ menu recipes, along with art, conversations, and memories, in a good deal, to Knopf.

Proprietor of North Carolina's Foster's Markets Sara Foster's EVERYDAY COOKING: Quick and Delicious Recipes for the Way We Eat Today, with writer Carolynn Carreņo, featuring 100 easy-to-prepare recipes for casual meals, to Clarkson Potter.

Paula Deen's brother and proprietor of Uncle Bubba's Oyster House in Savannah Earl "Bubba" Hiers's UNCLE BUBBA'S OYSTER HOUSE COOKBOOK, incorporating family lore and anecdotes throughout, to Simon & Schuster.

Notes to self: The Asian Desserts one sounds very interesting.

Posted by Jennifer at November 30, 2005 9:58 AM | TrackBack

I think the Asian desserts sound great too. Since they usually don't eat dessert as such in most Asian countries, I bet these are innovative and fun recipes. - Susan

Posted by: Susan at November 30, 2005 1:08 PM

Since this has an introduction by Jean-Georges, and therefore perhaps one might assume his stamp of approval, I'm betting you're right about it being innovative. The dinner I had at his restaurant was easily the best food I have ever eaten in my entire life.

Posted by: Jennifer at November 30, 2005 1:21 PM

Thanks for the list, I think. Looks like my cookbook library might be growing a bit... ;)

Posted by: Sweetnicks at December 17, 2005 12:34 AM
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