A quick look back at 2013

The new year is already well underway, but we just wanted to take a quick moment to look at some highlights from 2013.
The Philadelphia Chromosome.Cover
The Wall Street Journal named The Philadelphia Chromosome by Jessica Wapner, which traces the discovery of a missing piece of DNA that became the starting point of modern cancer research, one of the top 10 nonfiction books of the year. The WSJ wrote: “There were numerous strong books about cancer in 2013, but this account . . . was the strongest.”

Vedge.CoverPhiladelphia is also the birthplace of Vedge, a veggie phenomenon gone national, from chefs and owners Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby. Vedge was named Cooking Light’s #1 cookbook of 2013: “A gazillion vegan books were published this year, but this one . . . features breakthrough techniques and flavors for anyone who loves to eat plants year-round.” The book was also one of Entertainment Weekly‘s and Yoga Journal’s top 10 cookbooks of the year. And it landed on The Philadelphia Inquirer‘s and The Oregonian’s best of 2013 lists, and The Washington Post praised Vedge as one of the best vegetarian cookbooks of the year.

Nosh on This.Front coverGluten-free fare was similarly revolutionized by catering to the Jewish-American community in Nosh on This by Lisa Stander-Horel and Tim Horel. The book was a National Jewish Book Award Finalist in the Contemporary Jewish Living and Practice category. Delicious Living called Nosh one of the best gluten-free cookbooks of 2013, and The Oregonian named it one of the year’s top gluten-free baking books, adding: “The cookie and brownie sections alone are swoon-worthy.”

We’re very proud of these and all of our titles. Here’s to 2014!

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