Ecco has signed up James Beard winner April Bloomfield for her third cookbook, which follows 2012's A Girl and Her Pig, and A Girl and Her Greens, which went on sale on April 21.
In the new book, A Girl and Her Fish, Bloomfield will this time share recipes and reflections on serving fish, with illustrations throughout. The rights went, again, to Daniel Halpern, by Luke Janklow at Janklow & Nesbit. A Girl and her Fish is slated to go on sale in spring 2017.
Artisan Books acquired two new cookbooks last month. The publisher picked up world rights to the first book from baker Uri Scheft, co-owner of New York City’s popular Breads Bakery and owner of Tel Aviv’s Lehamim Bakery. Pitched by the publisher as "the new bible of Israeli baking," the book will draw on Scheft's Danish-Israeli heritage and the Jewish baking traditions of Morocco, Tunisia, Turkey, Yemen, and Georgia. It will include more than 100 recipes for sweet and savory baked goods including babka, borekas, and breads. Scheduled for publication in fall 2016, the book, acquired by Artisan's publisher, Lia Ronnen, and will be written with Raquel Pelzel.
Artisan also nabbed world rights to the first book from Matt Jennings, chef/owner of Townsman in Boston and four-time James Beard Foundation Award finalist for Best Chef: Northeast. Jennings, who ran Providence, R.I.'s Farmstead artisan food specialty shop and bistro for more than a decade with his wife, pastry chef Kate Jennings, is known for New England farmhouse dining. The cookbook will include more than 100 recipes that highlight the best of what New England has to offer. Scheduled for publication in 2017, the book will be written with Jessica Battilana (whose prior collaborations include Tartine No. 3 by Chad Robertson and Vietnamese Home Cooking by Charles Phan) and edited by Artisan executive editor, Judy Pray.