— Hamilton fans, rejoice: Clearly inspired by the diehard fandom that’s sprung up around Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical, a new Alexander Hamilton-inspired cookbook is coming this November. Called simply The Hamilton Cookbook, it will enable home cooks to “recreate a meal Hamilton might have eaten after a Revolutionary War battle or as he composed the Federalist Papers.”
— Following in the footsteps of fellow wealthy white women like Gwyneth Paltrow and Blake Lively, actress Kate Hudson is hopping on the lifestyle train: Her “illustrated lifestyle and entertaining guide” Pretty Fun will be published October 31, replete with healthy recipes, entertaining tips, and notes on “how to be in the moment.”
— The first cookbook from NYC chef Missy Robbins (A Voce, Lilia) comes out September 19. Angled as a cookbook-memoir, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner...Life! Recipes and Adventures from My Home Kitchen is inspired by the year Robbins took off from cooking professionally to focus on her personal health and relationships.
— Cookbook guru Julia Turshen’s second solo book is coming this fall, and it’s a timely one: Feed the Resistance is being touted as a “practical and inspiring handbook for political activism” that will also include more than two dozen recipes from Turshen and some big-name chefs. Book proceeds will be donated to the ACLU.
— Landmark UK steakhouse Hawksmoor — which is slated to expand to NYC later this year — will publish its second book in time for Christmas. Called Hawksmoor: Restaurants and Recipes, it will commemorate the restaurant’s tenth year and feature recipes, cocktail how-tos, and interviews with the "people who have made Hawksmoor what it is, infused with their unique geeky knowledge and sense of fun.”
— Food writer Alison Roman is releasing her first book this fall: Dining In is slated for publishing October 24 by Clarkson Potter and will feature “125 recipes for simple, of-the-moment dishes that are full of quickie techniques.” (See a trend here? Both Robbins’ and Roman’s books feature cover photography that’s decidedly Instagram-inspired — a style seemingly pioneered by LA chef Jessica Koslow, whose Everything I Want to Eat: Sqirl and the New California Cooking was one of last fall’s biggest cookbook hits.)