James Beard-nominated chef Matt Jennings — who owns the Townsman in Boston and used to run the Farmstead in Providence — is publishing a book with Artisan. A representative for Artisan tells Eater that Jennings will co-write the currently untitled book with writer Jessica Battilana who has worked with chefs like Charles Phan and Chad Robertson. Jennings' cookbook will feature over 100 recipes that "highlight the best of New England's ingredients and their seasonal uses." Hugh Galdones will serve as photographer. The book is slated to hit shelves in 2017.
James Beard Award-winning cookbook author Karen Page has landed a two-book deal with Little, Brown. First is a book titled Kitchen Creativity, which Publishers Marketplace notes is "an exploration of the culinary creative process that reveals how the world's most extraordinary cooks create new and memorable dishes." The second book, titled The Flavor Atlas, will serve as a "geographical guide to global food" that offers insight into the flavors and ingredients of "every influential cuisine on Earth." There are no release dates yet.
James Beard Award finalists Nick Kaplan, Alex Day, and Nick Fauchald are working on another cocktail book. The trio's first book Death & Co: Modern Classic Cocktails is based off of their New York City bar of the same name. The yet-to-be-named second book will be published by Ten Speed Press. Publishers Marketplace writes that it will be "a comprehensive primer on the craft of mixing drinks" that will "give drink-makers of every level the tools to understand, execute, and improvise." There is no publish date yet.