Crain’s New York Business
September 4, 2008
by Kira Bindrim
Chef Emeril Lagasse signed a deal to write a series of books for HarperCollins’ new, experimental imprint, HarperStudio.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc., which owns the rights to the Emeril Lagasse franchise of books, television shows and kitchen products, on Thursday announced a 10-book deal between the celebrity chef and publisher HarperCollins.
Under the multi-year agreement, Mr. Lagasse is set to release his first book—with a focus on indoor and outdoor grilling—in May 2009. Although the chef, who is known for his enthusiastic cooking style, has produced 12 titles with HarperCollins since 1993, the book will be his first in four years. It will also be one of HarperCollins’ first releases under its new HarperStudio imprint.