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Book Deals: A Coloring Cookbook, Traveling with Rene Redzepi, and More

The lowdown on three upcoming books


From a narrative inspired by far-flung travels to a much more grown-up and delicious-sounding coloring book, there are plenty of culinary-inspired new reads to expect in the near future. Below, a roundup of the latest and greatest.

— New York Times food writer Jeff Gordinier has sold the rights to Hunger, "a travel and food narrative of his far flung adventures with renowned Noma chef Rene Redzepi." The book follows Gordinier from Mexico to Australia and beyond "in search of the ingredients to authentic food, a fuller life, and the next great idea in the culinary arts." Tim Duggan Books has secured the North American rights.

— Also recently sold: Former Buzzfeed and Food & Wine magazine editor Sarah DiGregorio's Adventures in Slow Cooking, to publishing company William Morrow via auction. Touted in a release as a book of "thoroughly modern recipes for [the] old favorite kitchen appliance," it will include tips, hacks and recipes for slow-cookers. It's not all stews and soups, though. Instead, recipes include sticky gochujang pork shoulder, puttanesca farro risotto, and Mumbai chex mix. The book will include a foreword by Grant Achatz, who apparently "swears by his slow cooker."

— The adult coloring book trend and cookbooks have finally collided: Author of The Year of Cozy (and the blogger behind A Cozy Kitchen) Adrianna Adam's A Cozy Coloring Cookbook has sold to Rodale for publication in Fall 2016. The book is said to be "a happy collection of recipes and illustrations – including pizza for breakfast and kaleidoscope ratatouille tarts — resulting in a color-as-you-cook pattern extravaganza, garnished with sprinkles." We'll try not to get sprinkles in the ratatouille (or vice versa).