Break out the champagne—we have some exciting news to share with you! We just finished writing our very first cookbook—and it is now available for pre-order! Woo hoo! We know you have lots of questions—and believe us, we have so much to tell! First things first, let us show you how to get your hands on a copy, then we’ll sit down, celebrate, and toast with a glass of bubbly while we explain everything. A few quick things… the title of the book is Husbands That Cook: More Than 120 Irresistible Vegetarian Recipes And Tales From Our Tiny Kitchen, and it is being published by St. Martin’s Press. We did all the food photography ourselves, while the author photo on the cover was shot by our friend Emma K. Morris. The official release date is March 12, 2019, and you can pre-order your copy today at the link below.
You may have been wondering why the blog has been quieter than usual these past few months. While we haven’t been posting as many recipes on our site, behind the scenes we have been cooking up a storm. Every day, we have been secretly waking up at the crack of dawn, working in the kitchen until the wee hours of the night on delicious new creations to share with all of you. So how did this come about? Well, during the summer of 2016, we were nominated for Best How-To at the Saveur Blog Awards, and were approached by a literary agent—Leigh Eisenman—asking if we had ever considered writing a cookbook. We jumped at the opportunity, wrote a proposal in less than a week, then met with several publishers while we were in New York for the awards ceremony. After an enthusiastic meeting with St. Martin’s Press, we signed a deal, and began working on the biggest project of our lives.
The next eighteen months were a whirlwind. We rarely left the house, except for daily trips to the grocery store, we spent every daylight hour shooting photos for the book, our refrigerator (which broke halfway through the process, but that’s another story) was constantly overflowing with food, and there were many nights of cancelled plans due to the now-familiar, “Sorry we can’t get together tonight… we’re still working on the book.” Thankfully, all those endless nights, early mornings, and countless trips to the grocery store were all worth it, and today we are beyond excited to finally share our book with the world.
There are more than 120 brand-new, unreleased recipes in this all-purpose cookbook, influenced by our travels around the world and over seventeen years together as a couple. We have included everything from entrees, breakfasts, soups, salads, sides, drinks, entertaining ideas, condiments, and desserts, plus tasty and healthy vegan and gluten-free options that anyone can enjoy. From the Coconut Curry with Chickpeas and Cauliflower inspired by our first date at a shopping mall food court, to the Communication Breakdown Carrot Cake—one of our biggest kitchen disasters—many recipes are a behind-the-scenes glimpse into our relationship, accompanied by colorful photos and helpful cooking tips to make sure your dishes turn out flawlessly every time. It is the perfect gift for your friends and loved ones: from the beginning cook to an experienced chef, for vegetarians and those who are simply looking to cut down on meat in their daily diet, there are recipes here for everyone. And with a new book comes a new hashtag, so be sure to use #husbandsthatcookbook so we can see all your creations! We hope you enjoy cooking (and eating) from our book as much as we did while making it! Cheers to new recipes, new cookbooks, and to more fun in the kitchen! xoxo Adam and Ryan