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Book Deals: A History of Oysters, a Pizza Memoir, Justin Warner's First Cookbook, and More

Plus a fancy French cookbook for kids.

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Here are your Tuesday afternoon book deals, according to Publishers Marketplace. Husband and wife duo Ben Schneider and Sohui Kim have landed a deal with Abrams to publish a cookbook. Titled The Good Fork Cookbook: Traditional Dishes Heightened by a Global Pantry, the book centers around their Red Hook, Brooklyn, restaurant of the same name. There is no release date yet.

Saveur co-founder/James Beard Award winner/The Daily Meal editorial director Colman Andrews will publish a book called Angels on Horseback and Gypsy Tarts with Abrams. Publishers Marketplace reveals that it will be an "illustrated survey of the culinary traditions of Great Britain." Plus, the book will contain 150 recipes. Angels on Horseback and Gypsy Tarts will be released in fall 2016.

According to Publishers Marketplace, writer Drew Smith is publishing a book all about oysters with Abrams. Called Oyster: A Gastronomic History it is a "narrative and visual account of the ways that oysters have inspired writers, artists, and cooks." It also covers how the bivalve "sustained communities" and "impacted marine ecology." The book will contain 50 recipes, too. It's slated to hit shelves this October.

Colin Hagendorf — the man behind the famed New York City pizza blog Slice Harvester — is releasing a memoir about his two year mission to eat a "cheese slice from every pizzeria" in the city. Stories of love and sobering up are promised. The book — which shares a name with the blog — will be published by Simon & Schuster on August 11, 2015.

Claudine Pépin — the daughter of legendary French chef Jacques Pépin — has written an "elegant" cookbook for kids. According to the New York Times, it’s called Kids Cook French: Les Enfants Cuisinent à la Française. The recipes may be simple but they "go well beyond kid food." Readers will learn how to make dishes like gougères and herb-roasted potatoes. It is currently available in bookstores and on Amazon.

Last but not least, here's the cover for chef/accomplished wine rapper Justin Warner's first cookbook shot by Eater's very own photographer Daniel Krieger. Called The Laws of Cooking... and How to Break Them, it features the chef intensely watching an egg, well, break. The book will be released in October.


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