Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins, to publish cookbook by Food & Wine’s editor, Dana Cowin
New York, NY (July 10, 2013) – Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, is thrilled to announce that we have acquired North American rights to FOOD & WINE Editor-in-Chief Dana Cowin’s cookbook, Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen, tentatively set to be published in 2014.
Daniel Halpern, President and Publisher of Ecco, negotiated the deal with Andy McNicol at William Morris Endeavor. Halpern says, “Who knew it was possible for Dana Cowin to make a false move in the kitchen? I have known her for many years and have yet to see her not get things right, everywhere. So I’m truly excited to be working with Dana on Mastering My Mistakes in the Kitchen, a book that promises to make all things whole.”
“I love entertaining, but when I’m cooking I inevitably mess up a dish. With this book, I’m going to enlist the world’s best chefs — extraordinary men and women I’ve gotten to know well during nearly two decades at FOOD & WINE —to tell me what I’m doing wrong and then show me how to master my mistakes,” explains Cowin. “I can’t wait to embark on this book with Ecco. I’ve admired the imprint forever, and I’m grateful to work with Daniel Halpern, editor extraordinaire.”
Dana Cowin is Editor-in-Chief and head talent scout at FOOD & WINE, the ultimate authority for the best in food, drink, travel, culture and entertaining. Cowin oversees the award-winning print magazine and website, as well as the tablet editions, mobile apps, and branded books—inspiring millions of readers who share a passionate and adventurous approach to cooking, wine, entertaining, restaurants and travel.
In 2012, Dana was inducted into the prestigious James Beard Foundation’s Who’s Who of Food & Beverage in America, one of the industry’s highest honors. She is also a member of Media Industry Newsletter’s Editorial and Design Hall of Fame and serves on the board of directors of City Harvest (a New York City hunger-relief organization), Wholesome Wave and Hot Bread Kitchen. She lives in Manhattan, where she cooks enthusiastically (if imperfectly) for her husband, Barclay Palmer, their two children and countless hungry and appreciative friends.
Ecco publishes a wide range of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and cookbooks. Its authors include Russell Banks, Mario Batali, Jamie Oliver, Leonard Cohen, Richard Ford, Ben Fountain, Joyce Carol Oates, Ron Rash, Tom Robbins, Simon Schama, Patti Smith, Scott Spencer, Amy Tan, Steven Tyler, Gloria Vanderbilt, and David Wroblewski. Ecco authors have received the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award. Ecco was founded in 1971.