Here's the simple and stark cover for the upcoming The Nomad Cookbook. In June, news broke that New York City chef Daniel Humm, restauranteur Will Guidara, and bar director Leo Robitschek inked a deal to write a cookbook about the sweet dishes, savory plates, and cocktails at their famed New York City restaurant of the same name. The book — which will be published by Ten Speed Press — features a cover with clean gold lettering on a plain dark background. The cover may be simple, but the price tag is not: A copy will cost readers $100 when the book is released October 6, 2015.
There's also a slew of new book deals to report: According to Publishers Marketplace, Skirt Steak author and co-founder of Food 52's Piglet cookbook competition Charlotte Druckman has landed a two-book deal with Clarkson Potter. First up is Stir, Sizzle, Bake, a cookbook that hopes to introduce readers to the "simple art of baking in a cast-iron skillet." There is no word on when the book will be released, or what the second book will cover.
Next up, chef Ana Sortun — who is behind Boston's acclaimed restaurant Oleana — is writing a cookbook with pastry chef Maura Kilpatrick. Publishers Marketplace notes that the book is inspired by the food at Sofra Bakery, their Middle Eastern cafe. Called Soframiz, it will be published by Ten Speed Press in fall of 2016.
Finally, Publishers Weekly writes that the Institute of Culinary Education (ICE) has teamed up with IBM to create a cookbook with recipes created by Waston, the company's "cognitive computing system." Staff at ICE developed 65 "original" recipes inspired by the "unconventional ingredient concepts" that Watson generates. There will also be cooking tips and anecdotes about "the various stages of IBM and ICE's collaboration." Expect recipes for dishes like Vietnamese apple kebabs, Creole shrimp and lamb dumplings, and "Hoof-and-Honey Ale." Titled Cognitive Cooking with Chef Watson, the cookbook will be published by Sourcebooks in April.