A spryly reported newsletter covering the cookbook publishing industry and featuring recipe excerpts, interviews, and news for cookbook lovers. 

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Do you love cookbooks?

I love cookbooks. And what’s more, I know cookbooks: I’ve been a professional cookbook critic for over ten years, and my reviews have appeared on Eater, Epicurious, Lucky Peach, and Food 52.

Stained Page News is where I share news, recipes, exciting upcoming books, details on new releases, my personal recommendations, and random cookbook-related content that I think is funny. I also feature deeper dives into obscure sub-genres, long-forgotten titles, and interviews with some of the brightest minds in the cookbook world.

If you want to geek out about cookbooks, you have come to the right place.


If you choose to become a paid subscriber, there’s even more. For $5/month or $50/year, you get:

  • The Tuesday News Digest, featuring upcoming cookbooks, publishing news, recipes, plenty of good stuff to read, and much more.

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