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Book Deals: Paula Deen, Questlove, and More [Updated]

Plus more information about Chrissy Teigen's upcoming cookbook.

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Here are your Friday book deals. It looks like butter queen and former Dancing With the Stars contestant Paula Deen is reissuing her old cookbooks under her own label. According to Amazon, The Lady and Sons Too!: A Whole New Batch of Recipes From Savannah — which was originally published in 2008, and is now out of print — will be reissued by Paula Deen Ventures and is set to hit shelves June 14, 2016.

Next up, Roots drummer and
former fried chicken restaurant owner Questlove is publishing a book. Grub Street notes that it is called somethingtofoodabout: Exploring Creativity With America's Most Innovative Chefs. Co-written by journalist Ben Greenman, the book "will feature conversations about the creative process with chefs and food-world luminaries," including chef Daniel Humm of NYC's Eleven Madison Park and Los Angeles-based chef Ludo Lefebvre (Petit Trois, Trois Mec). The book will be released in April 2016.

Ayesha Curry, the wife of basketball Stephen Curry and the mother of viral star Riley Curry, has landed a cookbook deal. Curry announced the deal through Instagram where she revealed the book will be titled The Seasoned Life and will be published by Little, Brown. Curry writes that her book will be about "faith, food, and family" and that it will contain "recipes and funny stories all from my heart and home." The book is set to hit shelves next fall.

There are now more details available about swimsuit model and Guy Fieri impersonator Chrissy Teigen's upcoming cookbook. Titled Cravings: Recipes for What You Want to Eat, it will be published by Clarkson Potter and edited by Francis Lam. Last November, it was revealed that the book will feature more than 100 recipes "peppered with hilarious anecdotes and photos from Chrissy's Instagram and Twitter profiles." The book will be released on February 23, 2016.

Publishers Marketplace writes that Chicago-based pastry chef and James Beard Award nominee Dana Cree is writing a book all about ice cream. Called Hello, My Name Is Ice Cream, the book — which will be published by Clarkson Potter — explains the in-depth art and science "behind the making of homemade ice cream." There will also be illustrations from artist Anna Posey. Hello, My Name Is Ice Cream will be released in spring 2017.

Last but not least, Anthony Bourdain's Ecco imprint will publish California-based restaurateur James Syhabout's (Commis, Oakland) first cookbook. Publishers Marketplace notes that the book will be called Hawker Fare, after his Bay Area restaurants of the same name. Syhabout — who moved from Laos to a Laotian community in Oakland when he was two — learned to cook "by helping his mother." The cookbook will feature Southeast Asian recipes alongside "stories about his immigrant community and recipe tips." The book will hit shelves in 2017.

Update 10/30; 5:04 p.m.: This post has been updated to reflect an error. Paula Deen's book, listed above, The Lady and Sons Too! is not a new book deal but a reissue of an old publication under a new label.

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