Zahav and Federal Donuts Chef Michael Solomonov Lands a Cookbook Deal

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Solomonov. Photo: Collin Keefe

Speaking of great Philadelphia chefs, the James Beard Award–winning Michael Solomonov has just landed a book deal for his first cookbook. It looks like this one may cover the chef's acclaimed Israeli food at Zahav, and then some. All the details from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt editor Rux Martin, straight ahead.

The first cookbook by Michael Solomonov, the James Beard Award-winning chef/owner of Zahav in Philadelphia, whose interpretations of Israeli food have won him national acclaim. Rux Martin acquired World rights in a preempt for her imprint at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, from David Black of the David Black Literary Agency and Clare Pelino of Pro Literary Consultants for publication in fall 2015. The book will be produced by Dorothy Kalins, the founder of Saveur magazine, and have 140 recipes with color and black & white photographs. "Mike Solomonov is doing some of the most exciting cooking in America today," said Martin. "His food juxtaposes the past and the present, bringing together flavors from the diverse influences on Israel's cuisine. But for all its sophistication, his food is eminently doable."

It may be a year and a half out, but we're already looking forward to this one.

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