Chef Blaine Wetzel of the Willows Inn on Lummi Island in Washington state has signed a book deal with Running Press. It doesn't quite sound like it will be a cookbook? Or at least the official description doesn't mention recipes. According to Publishers Marketplace, it will be "the story of how Wetzel's commitment to local eating created a world-class establishment in a town of fewer than 1,000 people." And they do mean commitment to local eating: think canning and fishing and closing for three months in the winter.
The 27-year-old Wetzel has been a Beard Award nominee and was part of the 2012 class of Food & Wine Best New Chefs. He also worked for Rene Redzepi at Noma for "about two years."
UPDATE: Running Press tells Eater, "the book is definitely a cookbook, with tons of on-location photography. It will feature 100 recipes + 150 or more photos and will pub in Fall 2015."
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Blaine Wetzel. [Photo: Willows Inn / Facebook]