BBC Books acquires Hom and Huang

BBC Books acquires Hom and Huang

BBC Books has acquired a title by chefs Ken Hom and Ching-He Huang, both Chinese food specialists, describing their travels through China and the recipes and personal stories they find there.

BBC Books editorial director Muna Reyal bought world rights from Antony Topping at Greene & Heaton, acting on behalf of KEO Films, Blake Friedmann and Toby Eady Associates. BBC Books will publish the title, Our China Homecoming: Recipes from our Journey Across China, in June 2012 to accompany a BBC2 series of four hour-long episodes.

Hom and Huang will travel to Beijing, learning about Peking Duck, and on to the Silk Road, Kashgar, and the Sichuan Province. The publisher described the title as an "exciting" book, with the two chefs together bringing "a unique and authoritative perspective on Chinese food that will surprise and inform".