This September, Ten Speed Press will publish my new cookbook on Asian dumplings. Though we’ve not finalized the title, I will tell you that it’s a pan-Asian collection of recipes that will give you lots of “Ah hah!” and “Wow!” moments in the kitchen. I’m working with my editor, Clancy Drake, to polish the manuscript (no, a submitted draft doesn’t go straight to print!), and in the midst of that process, we do the photos.
Cookbooks of the past didn’t have photos but nowadays, photos help to set the visual tone for a cookbook. They’re an integral part of the publication. In fact, people often ask me, “Does your cookbook have pictures?”