Big Big News! I’m Writing a Book!

It is official: I’m writing my first book. And Simon & Schuster will be my publisher.

SIMON & SCHUSTER. Holy moly.

The manuscript is a long way from done, so you have some waiting to do before you can read it. What’s it about?  I’m breaking down contemporary American cuisine to its basic elements: eight flavors that define our food regardless of ethnicity or regionality  These eight flavors–including ingredients as varied as curry powder and MSG— each became a part of our culinary repertoire chronologically, and through no idle fit of fancy.  They arrived on the scene with a BOOM–a significant event and a cast of characters that turned each of these flavors into an American staple.

I’m going to lead you through the story of the flavor of American food: we’ll travel and cook and eat and perform ill-fated experiments.  And in the end, we’ll all have a better handle on what foods Americans eat and WHY.

Care to guess which eight flavors I’m going to feature?  Leave your thoughts in the comments below.

12 thoughts on “Big Big News! I’m Writing a Book!

  1. congratulations Sarah–great news!!!!!! We will be sure to buy your book.

  2. Great! I look forward to reading your book. As to those flavors. Ranch? (yuck) :)

  3. I am already excited about your book, as I’ve thoroughly enjoyed your blog and podcasts. As to the flavors, its hard to figure how these are being categorized. Maybe salsa flavor (tomato, onion, cilantro), cream/cheesy flavor, bacon flavor (or possibly breakfast flavor, lol), “italian” or pizza flavor (tomato, basil).

  4. OMG! So excited for you and the book! I can’t wait till you’re doing a signing somewhere (in NYC) :D

  5. I bet you’re going to do chocolate and vanilla, because the historical contrast is so great.

    Congratulations on your book contract! I look forward to reading it when it is published.

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