Is the world ready for another Gwyneth Paltrow cookbook? That doesn't matter because it's getting one next April. Paltrow — a champion of kale and joyless food line creator — is currently working on It's All Easy: Healthy, Delicious Weeknight Meals in Under 30 Minutes, to be published by Grand Central Life & Style. So brace for 125 recipes that "contain little or no sugar, are low in fat" and often do not have gluten. According to the description, recipes — which include Pinterest-friendly dishes like chocolate cinnamon overnight oats and quick sesame noodles — are "surprisingly tasty." And "because every family needs some pasta or pizza now and then," Paltrow is generously including recipes for those items too.
There are also a number of new food-centric books slated to be published by travel guide company Lonely Planet. According to Publishers Weekly, the company is launching a cookbook series "that explores dishes and traveling by locale." The first books in the series "From the Source" focus on Italy and Thailand. Readers can expect "regional restaurant recommendations and a vivid account of how and why the dishes came about." Both From the Source: Italy and From the Source: Thailand, go on sale September 1.
Writer Lisa Napoli has landed a deal with Dutton to publish a book about Ray Kroc, the man behind McDonald's. According to Publishers Marketplace, Ray & Joan: The Untold Story of the Man Who Made a Fast Food Fortune and the Woman Who Gave It All Away focuses on the relationship between Kroc and his wife Joan Kroc as he built his McDonald's empire. Ray was quite conservative while Joan was a "liberal philanthropist," which resulted in much turbulence between them. There is no release date yet, but there is a movie in the works also about Kroc's life.
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