Shouty chef and mobile video game star Gordon Ramsay is writing not one, but three new cookbooks. Ramsay has a deal in place with publisher Hodder & Stoughton, reports the Bookseller, and the first will be released this fall. Gordon Ramsay Bread Street Kitchen is set to debut on October 20.
Bread Street Kitchen will offer the home cook recipes from Ramsay's London restaurant of the same name. "If you think you can't eat as well at home as you do in a restaurant — think again," the chef told the Bookseller. "At Bread Street Kitchen we're all about relaxed, fresh, seasonal ingredients, which means that the recipes are perfect for the home cook looking for new ideas for breakfast, lunch, or dinner."
Details on future Ramsay books were not available, but they're expected to be released in fall 2017 and fall 2018.
— Top Chef: California alum Kwame Onwuachi is working on a memoir, according to Publisher's Marketplace. Chasing Happiness will serve as "an inspirational personal story of one man's journey in pursuit of a seemingly impossible dream and an eye-opening, behind-the-scenes look at restaurant culture." Knopf will publish the book. Onwuachi is also working to open a Washington DC restaurant, The Shaw Bijou, which should begin service later this year.
— Dallas-based food writer Jose R. Ralat is penning a new book that dives into one of the world's greatest subjects: tacos. American Tacos: A History and Guide to the Taco Trail North of the Border will "explore the regional differences of tacos that have developed and are developing north of the border," according to a press release. The book will be published by University of Texas Press, but no release date has been announced.
— Rick Easton, owner of Pittsburgh's acclaimed and recently shuttered Bread and Salt Bakery, and Newsday dining critic Melissa McCart are teaming up on a cookbook called How to Eat Bread, per Publisher's Marketplace. Set to be published by Thomas Dunne Books, it will attempt to "bring bread back to the center of the table by using bread in all forms, from just-baked to days old, from slices to crumbs, and from bread pudding to croutons." Look for How to Eat Bread to hit shelves in fall 2017.
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