Rick Rodgers - cuisine americane

Here is a partial publishing history for Rick Rodgers.  

Author: Includes text and recipe development 

Writer: Words only, limited recipe development 

Recipe Tester: Responsible for recipe testing with text often by separate writer 

Recipe Developer: Contributed extensive recipes and limited text 


New York Times Bestsellers (partial list)

What’s for Dinner?; Curtis Stone (text writer) 

Weber Grill’s Smoking/New Real Grilling (recipe developer)

LaBelle Cuisine; Patti LaBelle (recipe tester) 

Back to The Table/Kitchen Life; Art Smith (recipe tester)

Fast, Fit, and Fabulous/Fabulicious; Teresa Giudice (recipe developer)


Corporate Cookbooks (including 12 titles for Williams-Sonoma)

Williams-Sonoma Comfort Food (author)

Williams-Sonoma Breakfast Comforts (author) 

Tommy Bahama’s Flavors of Aloha Cookbook (author)

The All-New Good Housekeeping Cookbook; (head writer) 

Nordstrom Flavors/ Nordstrom Family Table Cookbook (writer)

Mr. Boston’s Official Bartender’s Guide: 75th Anniversary Edition (co-editor)

The Kingsford Complete Grilling Cookbook (author)

Sur La Table’s Tips Cooks Love (author)


Celebrity Cookbooks 

Share; Chopped's Chris Santos (co-author, winter, 2017) 

Frankie Avalon’s Italian Family Cookbook (co-author/ghost with recipe development, 2015) 

The Oz Family Cookbook (recipe advisor/tester, 2015)

Simply Divine; Beverly Hill’s “Housewife” Lisa Vanderpump (recipe tester)

Essentially Lilly Holidays; Lilly Pulitzer (recipe developer) 

The DASH Diet Cookbook; Marla Heller, R.D. (recipe developer)

Adventures in Jewish Cooking; Jeffrey Nathan (ghostwriter, recipe tester) 

The Super Tuscan Kitchen; Extra-Virgin's Gabriele Corcos and Debi Mazar (co-author, fall 2017) 

Patti's Desserts; Patti LaBelle (co-author, with recipe development, spring 2017) 


Restaurants and Bakeries 

The Chelsea Market Cookbook (co-author, recipe tester) IACP Award 

Carrabba’s Grill Cookbook (writer, tester); Amazon’s #1 Italian cookbook 2011

From My Hands to Yours: Sarabeth’s Bakery; (co-author, tester) Beard Award nomination

Patsy’s Italian Family Cookbook; Sal Scognomillo (ghostwriter)

The Model Bakery Cookbook; K. Mitchell & S. M. Hansen (co-author, tester)

Richard Sandoval’s Latin Flavors (ghostwriter, recipe tester)

Gotham Bar and Grill Cookbook; Alfred Portale (recipe tester)

The Shun Lee Cookbook; Michael Tong (recipe tester) 

Self-Authored Cookbooks (over 40 titles) 

The Big Book of Sides 

Fondue: Fabulous Food to Dip, Dunk, Savor and Swirl sold 100,000+ copies

Thanksgiving 101/Christmas 101/Barbecues 101 sold 100,000+ copies

Kaffeehaus: Exquisite Desserts from Classic Cafés IACP nomination

The Carefree Cook IACP nomination; Food & Wine “Best of…” compilation 

The Ready and Waiting Slow Cooker Cookbook in print for over 20 years

Pressure Cooking for Everyone; with Arlene Ward in print for over 12 years


Print: Bon Appétit, Food & Wine, Cooking Light, Fine Cooking, Men’s Health

Literary Agent: Susan Ginsburg, Writer's House (212) 685-2606

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