And now, your Thursday afternoon book deals. Top Chef queen Padma Lakshmi — already the author of two cookbooks — has written a memoir to be published by Ecco: Titled Love, Loss, and What We Ate, it will chronicle her "unlikely path from an immigrant childhood to a complicated life in front of the camera." It's slated for a March 8 release. Check out the full cover, below.
Golden boy of Southern cuisine Sean Brock has just announced plans for his second cookbook, per Eater Charleston: "Titled Husk, [it] will focus on recipes from Brock's restaurants of the same name." Hurry up and wait, Brock fans, because this one's not coming out on Artisan Books till 2018. The chef's first book, Heritage, nabbed a James Beard Award this year.
Coffee expert Oliver Strand has signed with Houghton Mifflin Harcourt to release CLEAN, BRIGHT, SWEET, which will chronicle the current state of coffee across the world and how it "has come to be treated more like fine wine than the jet fuel of generations past." This will be Strand's first book of his own, though he also helped write the recent eponymous cookbook of Tulum's hippest restaurant, Hartwood.
In further beverage book news, wine blogger Alice Feiring is writing THE DIRTY WINE GUIDE: The New Ground-to-Glass Companion to Hundreds of Wines Throughout the World. "A guide considering soil type as the first essential element in the way the wine tastes," it will be published by Countryman Press in 2017.
Finally, a Kickstarter has been launched for a book called Food City: Four Centuries of Food Making in New York. Written by food historian Joy Santlofer, who unexpectedly passed away in 2013, her daughter Doria is hoping to raise $25,000 to finish, edit, and publish the book.