Here are your Friday afternoon book deals according to Publishers Marketplace. Food historian, journalist, and occasional Eater contributor Katie Parla and Design Sponge's food editor Kristina Gill are putting together a book called Really Roman. It is set to be published by Clarkson Potter and will offer a "complete picture" of Rome's contemporary cuisine including recipes and "cultural commentary." There is no word on a release date yet.
Adam Ford, the founder of Atsby Vermouth, is writing a book called Vermouth: The Revival of the Spirit that Created America's Cocktail Culture. It is apparently the "first-ever" look at the history and recent revival of the drink. There will be photos and cocktail recipes and it will be published by Countryman Press. No release date has been given yet.
Chef Vivian Howard — the owner of Chef & the Farmer in North Carolina and star of the PBS series A Chef's Life — has a two-book deal with Little, Brown. First up is Deep Run Roots: Ingredients from My Corner of North Carolina. The book will explore "regional American cooking through Howard's experiences growing up an raising a family in eastern North Carolina" and is set to be published in 2015.
Fortune writer Christopher Knowlton is writing a book that "shows how 19th-century beef bonanzas and range wars shaped world economy and culture." Titled Rise and Fall of the Cattle Kingdom, the book will be published in 2016 by Eamon Dolan Books.