14 Coming Attractions: Mary Berry and a Whole Bunch of Instagrammers

Howdy cookbook fans!

Hope you’re having a great Friday thus far. It’s been a minute since I did a big book deals post, and the SPN Google doc where I dump links all week was getting super cluttered. SO! Here we go, book deals ahoy.


  • Mary Berry, the hardest working woman in British cookerybookery, will write a new cookbook called Love to Cook: 120 Joyful Recipes from My New BBC Two Series, which you will not be surprised to learn accompanies a new BBC Two series. According to the Bookseller, Love to Cook focuses on “simple confidence-lifting recipes” including “Katsu Chicken and Twice Baked Crab Soufflé to Asparagus and Pistachio Salad.” BBC Books, October 2022. [The Bookseller]

  • 50 pies, 50 states, one book deal: back in January, I wrote someone should “give this woman a book deal” and it turns out that someone is Voracious. Stacey Mei Yan Fong will write 50 Pies, 50 States based on her blog project of the same name, exploring the US through pies. Can’t wait. Pub date TBA. [PM]

  • Rebecca Wilson, creator of the What Mummy Makes Instagram account and author of the 2020 cookbook of the same name, has signed a S-I-X (6) book deal with DK. The deal includes two cookbooks about “family comfort food,” per the Bookseller, which will be released in September 2021 and autumn 2022. The rest of the books are children’s board books. [Bookseller]

  • 40 no-alcohol cocktail recipes coming from Camille Wilson aka the Cocktail Snob (above) in Free Spirit Cocktails (good title). Chronicle, November 2022. [PM]

  • Meryl Feinstein of Food52 and Pasta Social Club (and, as I discovered from her Instagram, a fellow Austinite!) will write Pasta Every Day, “a guide to making fresh pasta at home” that will help you mix-n-match shapes, fillings, doughs, and sauces. Voracious, pub date TBA. [PM]

  • Cathy Katin-Grazzini, food editor of Vegworld magazine, will write Love the Foods That Love You Back, an internationally-inspired look at “the nutritional power of plants.” Welcome Books, April 2022. [PM]

  • The Daley Plate blogger Dale Gray will write an as-yet untitled cookbook for Simon & Schuster, with recipes inspired by “her South African upbringing, time spent living in South Korea, and current home with her military husband in Central Mississippi.” Spring 2023. [PM]

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  • Sho Spaeth, editor of Serious Eats and big time ramen fan, will write Homemade Ramen, which is precisely what it sounds like. Into it. Norton, pub date TBA. [PM]

  • Food stylist Jess Damuck, whose Instagram is indeed full of gorgeous photos of salads, will write Highly Composed: the Art of Salad Making for Abrams. 100 recipes, pub date TBA. [PM]

  • Sammi Katz, bartender at Brooklyn’s Sweet Polly cocktail bar, and designer Olivia McGiff will write Cocktail Palette: A Spirited Guide Through the Art and Joy of Drink-Making as well as an additional, as-yet untitled cocktail book, both for Sterling. 2022, 2023, respectively. [PM]

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  • Washington Post food editor Olga Massov and former cookbook editor Sanae Lemoine will write the cleverly-titled Holy Sheet, about, you guessed it, sheet pan meals. HMH, spring 2023. [PM]

  • Veteran cookbook author James Fraioli will write Baking Your Way Through the Day focused on self-sufficiency through baking. Skyhorse, pub date TBA. [PM]

  • Two books for Jeanette Hurt, author of 2020’s Wisconsin Cocktails (a topic near and dear to my heart). Whiskey Sour and Sour: The Definitive History of the Classic Cocktail Staple will be published by the University Press of Kentucky in fall 2022 and spring 2023, respectively. [PM]

  • The Dallas Ronald McDonald House is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a fundraiser cookbook featuring recipes from 40 different Dallas area chefs. The chairs working on the project are chef Uno Immanivong of Red Stix Asian Street Food, Jeramie Robison of the Thompson Hotel in Dallas, and Giuliano Matarese, formerly of restaurant Mille Lire. Out July 12, pre-orders open now. [RMH Dallas]


That’s all for today! I hope you have a fabulous weekend. I’ll see paid subscribers with book club.