Michael Sand at Little, Brown and Company has acquired two cookbooks by Vivian Howard, star of the Peabody Award–winning PBS television show A Chef’s Life. The first cookbook, tentatively slated for 2015, will be Deep Run Roots: Ingredients from My Corner of North Carolina. Sand acquired the book at auction from David Black.
Jenny Wapner at Ten Speed Press has signed a two-book deal with Brooklyn restaurateur Andrew Tarlow, whose properties include Diner, Marlow & Sons, and Reynard @ the Wythe Hotel. The first book, Dinner at the Long Table, will be a personal collection of memorable feasts and festive meals. Dinner at the Long Table is scheduled for a fall 2016 publication; the second, as-yet-untitled book will be published in fall 2017. Katherine Cowles at the Cowles-Ryan Literary Agency was the agent.
Karen Murgolo at Grand Central Life & Style has acquired chef and restauranteur Charlie Palmer’s first new book in eight years. Charlie Palmer’s American Fare will focus on fresh, wholesome American food and the dishes Palmer makes at home for his family. Murgolo preempted world rights for the book, which will be published in spring 2015. Palmer was unagented.
Dervla Kelly at Rodale has acquired The Year of Cozy: Creature Comfort Every Day by Adrianna Adarme, founder of website A Cozy Kitchen. The illustrated book will feature tips for inspired living, in the kitchen and out, from make-your-own movie theater snacks to edible flower arrangements. Danielle Svetcov at Levine Greenberg Rostan Literary Agency did the deal for world and world English rights. The Year of Cozy is scheduled to publish in October 2015.
Renee Sedliar at Da Capo Lifelong Books has acquired Cooking with Seeds by Charlyne Mattox, former senior food editor at Martha Stewart and current staff food editor at Real Simple. Cooking with Seeds with feature 100 recipes for cooking with pumpkin, chia, flax, and other seeds. The book is set to be published in fall 2015; Sharon Bowers at Miller Bowers Griffin Literary Management was the agent.
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