America’s Test Kitchen and Sourcebooks Announce Groundbreaking Partnership
New Collaboration Will Create Co-Branded Food & Culinary Books Designed for Children of All Ages
Today, America’s Test Kitchen and Sourcebooks, two of the country’s leading book and media publishers, announced the creation of America’s Test Kitchen Kids, a partnership to create a series of co-branded books designed to educate, inspire creativity, and shape a child’s relationship with food and cooking.
Under the agreement, America’s Test Kitchen and Sourcebooks will develop and publish a variety of uniquely targeted books from baby to board, kids to teen. Combining the expertise of Sourcebooks in the children’s book market with the exceptional content development from America’s Test Kitchen, the books are designed to create new ways for children to connect with food, from baby’s first foods and STEM-based picture books, to cookbooks that bring the test kitchen experience to kids of all ages.
Over the last 25 years, through its magazines, cookbooks and instructional cooking shows, America’s Test Kitchen has solidified its place as one of the most respected brands in food publishing and media, with millions of home cooks who trust its experts for tried-and-true advice on recipes, ingredients and cookware.
“America’s Test Kitchen is dedicated to helping home cooks succeed in the kitchen,” said David Nussbaum, CEO of America’s Test Kitchen. “We are teachers. That's what we do. By partnering with Sourcebooks to focus on children through America’s Test Kitchen Kids, we hope to instruct and inspire the next generation of cooks,” he added.
“We are thrilled to be adding America’s Test Kitchen Kids to our growing children’s nonfiction business,” said Dominique Raccah, CEO and publisher of Sourcebooks. “Their focus on combining the science, math, and creativity of food, paired with our aptitude for producing books that transcend categories, will create the perfect doorway to developing a child’s positive relationship with food at every stage, baby to teen.”
America’s Test Kitchen is passionate about food and cooking—discovering why recipes work and why they don’t. Now they will working with the youngest among us to create confident, passionate, and knowledgeable food-lovers. To do this, they will be working in-person with America's Test Kitchen test cooks at their new Boston test kitchen/headquarters as well as online.
Jack Bishop, chief creative officer at America’s Test Kitchen, and Kelly Barrales-Saylor, editorial director for children’s nonfiction at Sourcebooks, will lead the creative teams working on book development and new product generation. America’s Test Kitchen and Sourcebooks expect to publish six to 10 titles per year across a range of age groups, beginning fall 2018.
About America’s Test Kitchen
America’s Test Kitchen, based in a brand new state-of-the-art 15,000 sq.ft. test kitchen in Boston’s Seaport District, is dedicated to finding the very best recipes for home cooks. Fifty full-time (admittedly obsessive) test cooks spend their days testing recipes 30, 40, up to 100 times, tweaking every variable until they understand how and why recipes work. They also test cookware and supermarket ingredients so viewers can bypass marketing hype and buy the best quality products. As the home of Cook’s Illustrated and Cook’s Country magazines, and publisher of more than one dozen cookbooks each year, America’s Test Kitchen has earned the respect of the publishing industry, the culinary world, and millions of home cooks. America's Test Kitchen the television show launched in 2001, and the company added a second television program, Cook’s Country, in 2008.
Learn more at https://www.americastestkitchen.com/
Sourcebooks is a thriving entrepreneurial company that brings extraordinary authors and brands to readers in the most dynamic, data-driven ways. We create books that transcend categories and defy odds and have been honored with hundreds of national bestsellers and awards. We are home to enthusiastic, book-loving employees who are dedicated to connecting books to readers in new and innovative ways. Today, Sourcebooks is proud to be the 10th largest book publisher in America and the only one of the top ten headquartered outside of New York City. Story by story, book by book, we have touched over 100 million lives. Join us as we change 100 million more.
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On September 30th, Sourcebooks turned 30 years old. And yes, we had a great party a bit earlier to celebrate. Publisher and CEO Dominique Raccah shared some inspiring words about the company, our past and our bright future:
“As I look around today, I’m looking at so many of the people who made it possible to reach this milestone! YOU have all made a difference and helped this company become what it is today. Thank you all, along with our wonderful authors, vendors, partners, and readers!”
Sourcebooks employees showed off their anniversary shirts in a group photo, enjoyed treats from three local food trucks, and an afternoon of games and sharing stories from those who have been here decades to days.
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