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Philly Chef Michael Solomonov Has a New Cookbook In the Works

Plus, Noma is releasing a cookbook all about fermentation

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Hummus from Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook’s Dizengoff in NYC.
Daniel Krieger
  • Michael Solomonov and Steve Cook, the dynamic duo behind restaurants such as Zahav, Dizengoff, and Goldie, have another cookbook on the way: Titled Israeli Soul: Easy, Essential, Delicious, it will include recipes for falafel, pita, five-minute hummus, desserts, and more. It comes out October 23.
  • Superhero chef and Donald Trump nemesis José Andrés is working on a vegetables cookbook.
  • Hit Mediterranean-influenced NYC restaurant Estela — which once hosted the Obamas for dinner — is working on a cookbook. Penned by chef Ignacio Mattos, the currently untitled book will be published October 2 and feature recipes for menu favorites such as mussels escabeche and beef tartare.
  • Calling all millennials: Brooklyn’s first avocado restaurant, Avocaderia, is writing a self-titled cookbook that will feature 100 avocado recipes (think avocado toast, avocado “tartare,” and avocado smoothies). Release date TBA.
  • Chef Anita Lo — who shuttered her 17-year-old acclaimed NYC restaurant Annisa last year — is working on a meals-for-one cookbook: Called Solo: 101 Recipes to Cook for Yourself, it will include 101 recipes for lone diners, most of which can be cooked in 30 minutes or less. It hits shelves September 25.
  • Attention Noma obsessives: The cultishly adored Copenhagen restaurant will release a new cookbook on October 16. Foundations of Flavour: The Noma Guide to Fermentation will include recipes and techniques for koji, kombuchas, shoyus, misos, vinegars, and more.
  • Baking expert Rose Levy Beranbaum (The Cake Bible, et al) will release a new cookbook this year: Rose’s Baking Basics will include 100 recipes for classics like chocolate sheet cake, banana bread, and peach cobbler. It will be released September 25.
  • Celebrity chef Marcus Samuelsson is working on a new cookbook called A Moving Feast: Recipes and Stories of Soul Food’s Journey North, which will feature modern interpretations of traditional African-American recipes; release date TBA.
  • Cookbook guru Dorie Greenspan’s next book is called Everyday Dorie: The Way I Cook and will feature easygoing recipes such as miso-glazed salmon and Eton mess. It hits shelves October 23.
  • Philly chef Walter Staib is working on A Taste of History Cookbook, the companion to his Emmy Award-winning PBS series by the same name. A release date is TBA.
  • Brace for a Johnny and June Carter Cash cookbook: The late musical couple’s only son, John Carter Cash, is releasing a book called The Cash and Carter Family Cookbook: Recipes and Recollections from Johnny and June’s Table on September 25. Expect recipes like “Johnny’s chili” alongside memories from celebrity friends like Bono and Loretta Lynn.

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