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Book Deals: Chefs Erin French, Amanda Chantal Bacon, Sameh Wadi, and More

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Writer Farley Elliot and mixologist Jamie Boudreau will also publish books.

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Here are your Tuesday afternoon book deals. Chef Amanda Chantal Bacon will publish two books with Clarkson Potter. Bacon is the the chef and founder of Moon Juice, a popular juice shop with three locations in the Los Angeles area plus an "online apothecary." Publishers Marketplace writes that the first book is currently untitled, but it will be a "celebration of food as art and medicine." Readers can expect recipes for juices, tonics, milks, snacks, and more. There is no information regarding a release date.

Erin French — the chef and owner of The Lost Kitchen in Freedom, Maine — has landed a deal with Clarkson Potter as well. The book will feature seasonal recipes from French, who recently won Eater Maine's "Chef of the Year" award. According to Publishers Marketplace, the not-yet-named cookbook will celebrate the "culture and charm of Maine" as well as "humble local ingredients, and small-town America." The are no details regarding a release date yet.

Publishers Marketplace also reports that mixologist Jamie Boudreau is working on a book with James Beard award-winning author James Fraioli. Titled The Canon Cocktail Book, it's based on the legendary Seattle cocktail bar of the same name. It will be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and it will be published sometime next year.

Next up, Minneapolis-based chef Sameh Wadi (Saffron Restaurant, World Street Kitchen) is also releasing a cookbook. According to City Pages, it is titled The New Mediterranean Table Cookbook. The book will focus "broadly on Mediterranean cuisine, with a heavy focus on the Eastern part of the region." This means readers can expect recipes — including many from Wadi's restaurants — for dishes like hummus, tagines, and fried cauliflower. The book will hit shelves in Spring 2015.

Finally, Eater Los Angeles contributor Farley Elliot (of tiny hamster video fame) is writing a book on LA street food. The book — which has a working title of After Hours — will be published by The History Press' American Palate imprint. Farley tells Eater that it will cover the history of street food in Los Angeles, contain information on the types of cuisine available, and include interviews with major players in the industry. There will also be maps and photographs to "empower people to get out and explore on their own." The book is slated to hit shelves Summer 2015.

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