Deal News: DAMN DELICIOUS by Chungah Rhee

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I realized this weekend that I’ve been doing a terrible job of announcing The Good Stuff. I’m always so focused on trying to help writers improve their craft and their platforms, but in reality, The Good Stuff can be just as inspiring as any practical advice. After all, the dream of getting a book deal is what makes all the long days and hard work of platform-building worth it.

So one of my goals for 2015 will be to share all The Good Stuff that’s happening behind the scenes of my day-to-day work. And today I’m excited to officially announce a deal that’s been long in the works: Damn Delicious by Chungah Rhee, to be published by Oxmoor House in Fall 2016!  Here’s the official Publishers Marketplace announcement:

Damn Delicious Book Deal

The book will be a gorgeous collection of the quickest, easiest recipes that have won Damn Delicious its huge readership. It will be published in association with Cooking Light, which means every recipe will include handy nutritional stats and be rigorously tested by the experts at the Cooking Light test kitchen.

I’m especially excited about this project because, while working with Chungah on the proposal and deal, I became completely addicted to her food. Seriously. Her recipes keep us fed around here. And yes, maybe I am not the most unbiased person to be raving about this, but I really am continually blown away by how easy, flavorful, and fun her recipes are. Here are a few favorites that have become part of our weekday rotation:

Skinny Fettucine Alfredo

Skinny Fettucine Alfredo

Fettucine Alfredo was the first thing I ever learned how to cook, and since then I’ve spent more than 10 years trying to find a way to make it healthier. I’ve tried dozens of slimmed-down alfredo recipes, and this one is just. The. Best.

Sesame Chicken Potstickers

Sesame Chicken Potstickers

Oh, man. These are good. Make sure you make them in bulk (and I mean like 50+ at a time), because you’ll want them in your freezer forever and ever.

Sticky Chicken Wings

Slow Cooker Sticky Chicken Wings

You will want to dip every single thing in your refrigerator in this sticky wing sauce. Jarrett is always asking me to make this recipe, and we love making it with chicken thighs or drumsticks, and even dipping celery in it.

I’ll announce the exact publication date for Damn Delicious here when it’s officially scheduled, so stay tuned!

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