Dinner at Bouley for Bloomsbury Food History Book

On Thursday the Economist will host a dinner for business editor Tom Standage, whose book An Edible History of Humanity was recently published by Bloomsbury. The three-course meal, at Bouley restaurant in New York City, will feature a menu based on the themes in the book, cooked by chef David Bouley. Guests will receive an autographed copy of the book; tickets are $225.

Artisan Sues Tavern on the Green

Artisan Books is suing Tavern on the Green, the New York Post reported last week. The restaurant owes Workman Publishing, Artisan’s parent company, more than $200,000 plus interest for allegedly going back on a deal to buy 10,000 copies of Tavern on the Green, which Artisan published in January. Ann Bramson, publisher of Artisan, told PW "it's not standard" for a restaurant to agree to purchase a specific number of its books, but "it was a special condition for this book, and one both parties wanted. Tavern has been in possession of half of the books they ordered for six months now.” Bramson said there are 25,000 copies of the book in print.

Cookbook Authors Out and About

A slideshow of images from recent cookbook author events.