Here are your Wednesday morning book deals:
Le Bernardin chef and Avec Eric host Eric Ripert is working on a memoir. The book will be published by Random House in April 2016; a title has yet to be announced, but devoted fans of the hunky Frenchman can already pre-order via Amazon.
Acclaimed D.C. Indian restaurant Rasika just snagged a book deal with HarperCollins, according to Publisher's Marketplace. Titled Rasika: Flavorful Recipes From a Groundbreaking Indian Restaurant, it's a collaboration between owner Ashok Bajaj, chef Vikram Sunderam, and food writer David Hagedorn. It's slated for a Fall 2016 release on the Ecco imprint and will include 100 recipes.
Top Chef alum Dale Talde's first cookbook, Asian-American, comes out September 15, and it's got a slick-looking new cover. (A previous version depicted a sloppy-faced Talde chowing down on a burger.) Co-written by JJ Goode, publisher Grand Central has previously described the book as not Asian fusion, but rather "a reflection of the way people are eating today."
Displaced Food Network star Paula Deen is looking to reform her butter-drenched ways with a lightened-up cookbook called Paula Deen Cuts the Fat. The previously announced book is slated for release September 8, and Deen has just posted a sneak peek of a mac and cheese recipe on her website. No nutritional info is offered for the dish, though the accompanying text proudly points out that "there is not even one tablespoon of butter in this recipe."
Everyone's favorite animated show about a burger restaurant is getting its very own cookbook, and Epicurious's cookbook critic has revealed the cover. The Bob's Burgers Burger Book will be published by Rizzoli and has no release date just yet, but expect illustrations by show creator Loren Bouchard and recipes by "The Bob's Burger Experiment" blogger Cole Bowden.
Artist John Tebeau has also snagged a book deal with Rizzoli: GREAT GOOD PLACES OF NEW YORK: Drawings, Details, and History of New York's Finest Bars, Taverns, and Dives is based on a series of silkscreen prints of his favorite NYC watering holes, and will feature cocktail recipes alongside sidebars like "How to Be a Regular," "In Praise of Day Drinking," "Where to Sit and Why," and "The Role of a Great Bartender."