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Artisan and René Redzepi Announce New Partnership

Posted: 2017/10/11



NEW YORK, NY – October 11, 2017 René Redzepi, founder and head chef of noma, and Lia Ronnen, publisher and editorial director of Artisan, today announced a new publishing partnership that will build upon the pioneering work of the acclaimed Copenhagen restaurant.

In October 2018, Artisan will publish the first of three new books with Redzepi, launching the Foundations of Flavour series that the chef and his team have conceived specifically to share their knowledge and techniques with home cooks. In addition, Artisan and Redzepi will launch Dispatches, a biannual series designed to further the ideas and conversations of MAD, the nonprofit established by Redzepi to galvanize the creative potential of the global cooking community.

The first book by Redzepi, Foundations of Flavour: The Noma Guide to Fermentation, a major new work to be published in October 2018, will introduce fermentation as a powerful tool that can transform the way we approach cooking. This will be one of the first fermentation books written from a chef’s point of view, and will give home cooks and readers access to the craft and innovation of one of the world’s most respected restaurants.

The book will illuminate the world of fermentation through the lens of noma’s renowned fermentation lab, introducing readers to the different ferments they use, explaining the techniques they practice, and demonstrating how they have influenced the restaurant’s philosophy and menu. It will draw on over a decade of research and practice developed by past and present members of the lab team, including Torsten Vildgaard, Arielle Johnson, Lars Williams, Thomas Frebel, and the lab’s current director, David Zilber. Beyond the history and science of fermentation, Redzepi and Zilber will also provide detailed instructions to create ferments at home, as well as original recipes that will inspire readers to get creative and experiment with fermentation in their home cooking.

Future works are in the early stages of development and will be announced closer to their release and after the publishing of the first title.

In September 2018, Artisan will publish the first volume of Dispatches, a new biannual series from MAD. Edited by Chris Ying, cofounder and former editor in chief of Lucky Peach, and with contributions from Redzepi and other respected writers and thought leaders, Dispatches will encourage readers to think about food in new ways and to take action as part of a global food and cooking community.

In February, noma closed at the harborside warehouse that it has called home for the past fourteen years. In early 2018, it will reopen in a new Copenhagen location and turn its focus to the region’s three distinct seasons and the myriad microseasons within each.

Redzepi is the author of two James Beard Award–winning books, Noma: Time and Place in Nordic Cuisine and René Redzepi: A Work in Progress.

Redzepi says, “With the first book in our Foundations of Flavour series, we want to teach the principles of fermentation that have made us successful at noma. I am so excited to be writing a book with David Zilber, and to have the opportunity to pass this knowledge on to a wider audience. We know that our approach to cooking can benefit any kitchen, and we want to inspire people to explore the possibilities of fermentation at home. With Dispatches, we hope to share some of the conversations that have started at MAD. By making them accessible, we hope to nurture ideas and inspire action that will push forward our trade, our communities, and the world at large.”

“The work that René and his team are doing to create new flavors—beginning with fermentation—is singular,” says Ronnen. “Simply put, making noma’s ideas and techniques available through these new books will change the world’s approach to cooking. The MAD symposium has become a breeding ground for cutting-edge conversation around food. Now with Dispatches, that conversation will be available to everyone. From Thomas Keller’s The French Laundry Cookbook to Sean Brock’s Heritage, Artisan has a tradition of working with boundary-breaking chefs to create the books that shape the way our culture thinks about food and cooking. René and his team are breaking the mold anew, and we’re excited to publish their ideas to an ever-widening global audience.”

Artisan has world rights to both the Foundations of Flavour and Dispatches series.


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Artisan, a division of Workman Publishing Co. founded in 1994 and based in New York City, publishes illustrated books that inspire and instruct, produced with intention and quality. Specializing in cooking, lifestyle, and popular culture, the house counts Thomas Keller, Sean Brock, Francis Mallmann, Eric Werner, Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli, Edward Lee, David Tanis, Naomi Duguid, Alice Medrich, and Ignacio Mattos among its authors. Recent New York Times bestsellers include In the Company of Women, John Derian Picture Book, and The Kinfolk Home.


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2017 National Book Awards Finalists Announced

Posted: 2017/10/04

Congratulations to Lisa Ko and Elana K. Arnold, whose books have been selected as finalists for the 68th National Book Awards!


Lisa Ko’s The Leavers is sub-listed under Fiction, and Elana K. Arnold’s What Girls Are Made Of is sub-listed under Young People’s Literature. The winners will be announced on November 15th in New York City.


The National Book Awards are presented by the National Book Foundation in the United States. They endeavor to celebrate the best of American literature, expand its audience, and enhance the cultural value of great writing. A pantheon of such writers as William Faulkner, Marianne Moore, Ralph Ellison, John Cheever, Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, Robert Lowell, Walker Percy, John Updike, Katherine Anne Porter, Norman Mailer, Lillian Hellman, Elizabeth Bishop, Saul Bellow, Donald Barthelme, Flannery O’Connor, Adrienne Rich, Thomas Pynchon, Isaac Bashevis Singer, Alice Walker, Charles Johnson, E. Annie Proulx, and Colum McCann have all won the Award. You can find the full list of this year’s finalists here.


Congratulations are also due to Samantha Mabry, whose book All the Wind in the World was longlisted for the prize in the Young People’s Literature category.

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2017 Taste Canada Shortlist Announced

Posted: 2017/07/18

Congratulations to Naomi Duguid and Allison Day, who have been named finalists for the 2017 Taste Canada Awards!

Duguid’s Taste of Persia is on the shortlist for Regional/Cultural Cookbooks (English-language), while Day’s Whole Bowls is on the shortlist for Health and Special Diets Cookbooks (English-language).

In its 20th year, the Taste Canada Awards annually honour Canada’s world-class culinary writers in both English and French.

The Gold and Silver Award winners will be announced at the annual Taste Canada Awards Gala on Monday, October 30, 2017, in Toronto.

Please visit to view the entire 2017 shortlist.

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The Silver Suitcase, WINNER of the 2017 Word Award for Best Historical Novel

Posted: 2017/06/27

It was announced yesterday that The Silver Suitcase by Canadian author Terrie Todd has won the 2017 Word Award for Best Historical Novel. The announcement comes almost two months before the release of Todd’s newest historical novel, Bleak Landing, set to be released August 15, 2017. Todd is also author of Maggie’s War.

The Word Awards are awards by The Word Guild, and were established to encourage the pursuit of excellence in the art, craft, practice, and ministry of writing and help to raise the profile of Canadian writers who are Christian. The Word Guild is an association of Canadian writers, editors, speakers, publishers, booksellers, librarians, and other Christian individuals who are invested in or employed in media.

We are delighted by this recognition and offer Terrie our warmest congratulations. The Silver Suitcase can be found in both paperback and audio formats. Click here for the full list of winners.

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Keep Your Kids Inspired All Summer Long!

Posted: 2017/06/23

Now that summer is officially here, we know moms and dads are probably wondering how to keep their kids active, interested, and engaged in learning in fun and exciting ways. Even better are activities that keep the kids occupied without constant parental supervision—that way the adults can enjoy their summer, too!

Here at Thomas Allen we have plenty of titles and activity books that your kids will actually want to use.

Our Summer Brain Quest series is great for kids of all ages and learning styles. In a flexible paperback format and complete with a variety of activities for both indoor and outdoor fun, this series is perfect to keep those summer brains active! The series covers 6 different grade ranges and, best of all, is created around an interactive quest adventure that feels like a game.

We know how much kids love fidget spinners, and what better way to keep them occupied on long drives to the cottage or indoors on a rainy day than with Fun with Fidget Spinners? This book is jam-packed with 50 tricks and games to master the fidget spinner, from beginner to advanced levels. We won’t blame the parents if they just happen to pick up a fidget spinner and this title while the kids are asleep, either!

From arts and crafts to sports, science and mathematics to general reading, kids with a variety of interests have a book to occupy them. Take these titles with you wherever you go, whether that’s at home in the kitchen, in the car on a weekend getaway, or on the deck at the cottage! Your kids will be inspired to get creative and continue learning all throughout the summer.

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