I got the following comment on my blog this morning (it made my day!) and I decided to answer it here.
Hi Judy — I’m so excited to learn more about your next cookbook. Is there anything you can tell us regarding concept and timing? Thanks for all that you do for the low carb community. I find your writing smart and accessible and appreciate your quality research on so many interesting issues. So glad you found this calling! Sally
About the new book: It is a menu style cookbook. The first half is Everyday Food and it features menus for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The second half contains seasonal and holiday menus and menus for entertaining and special occasions. Each menu, including nutrition information for each dish and the carb total for the entire meal, will be followed by all the recipes needed to complete it. There will be an index of recipes that can be used as swap-outs to customize the menus to reduce or increase the carbohydrate totals.
The new book will feature sidebars like those in Carb Wars; I like this format as it provides a handy place to park tips and notes to help with the cooking, information about ingredients, and interesting tidbits and stories that may (or may not) be related. I think even a cookbook should be a good read.
The working title is “You’ll Never Know What You Are Missing,” and that is my goal–to make low-carb food that will keep you from feeling deprived. It will differ from my first book in that it is targeted for those who must reduce the carbs for health reasons in addition to those who need to lose weight, so the counts will be considerably lower. Almost all of the recipes are new and created just for this book, although some very special low-carbs experts have allowed me to include some of the best-of-the-best from their repertoires.
My deadline for the manuscript is the end of December, which is why I haven’t been doing much blogging lately. The publication date is scheduled for Fall of 2010. I’m getting close to completion, but there is still much to do. I’m trying to focus on one thing at a time and not think too much about the big picture.
I will tell you more about the project after the manuscript is submitted, and I promise that I will be a good little blogger again someday.
So thank you, Sally, for your question and your interest and for the kind words.
(C) 2009, Judy Barnes Baker
I am excited about seeing your new book, especially with lower carb counts. Based on what I see and read, I really think that there is a growing number of people turning to low carb once again. The release may be timed perfectly!