Appetite for Books

Andrew AlbaneseReaders remain hungry for cookbooks. Featuring everything from grilled meats to roasted vegetables, the print and digital servings from publishers large and small feed a healthy appetite among home cooks and librarians.

“Cookbook sales remain red-hot,” notes Andrew Albanese, senior writer at Publishers Weekly. “Interesting – isn’t it? – that in this wired age, you can find almost any recipe online, or have one emailed to you, and yet, cookbooks remain more popular than ever. I think it just goes to show you that format does matter. Books as beautiful objects matter.”

In the forthcoming PW issue, cookbook editor Mark Rotella has gathered an exhaustive menu of forthcoming volumes, including, Man Made Meals from Steve Raichlen, and The Simple Art of Vegetarian Cooking by Rose Schuylman. “Even for someone like me, who will eat anything that doesn’t eat me first, the recipes here look delicious,” Albanese tells CCC’s Chris Kenneally.

Every Friday, CCC’s “Beyond the Book” speaks with the editors and reporters of “Publishers Weekly” for an early look at the news that publishers, editors, authors, agents and librarians will be talking about when they return to work on Monday.

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