Mitchell Beazley, part of the Octopus Publishing Group, has acquired the debut cookbook from the founder of the acclaimed Bone Daddies ramen bars, Ross Shonhan, and the Bone Daddies group head chef Tom Moxon.
Bone Daddies: The Cookbook will reveal "the art of ramen making, eating and enjoying”, accompanied by photography by Paul Winch Furness, and specially commissioned manga-style artworks.
Featured dishes range from simple snacks, like Heirloom tomato salad with chilli oil and garlic chips, to Tenderstem broccoli with yuzu kosho mayo, to "gutsy" plates such as soft shell crab with green chilli ginger dressing and sweet spicy pig bones, through to their classic Tonkotsu ramen. The book also features cocktails and "sweet stuff to round things off".
The first London Bone Daddies opened in London’s Soho in 2012. It is now joined by Bone Daddies branches in Covent Garden, Kensington at Whole Foods Market, Bermondsey and Old Street. Its founder grew up on his family’s cattle farm in Queensland, Australia, and was trained by Japanese chef Nobu Matsuhisa in the traditions of Japanese cooking while working at Nobu in Dallas.
Octopus publisher Stephanie Jackson obtained UK & Commonwealth rights from Cathryn Summerhayes at WME.
Jackson said: “The minute I stepped inside the first Bone Daddies I was hooked on their ramen. The minute I met Ross Shonhan I knew I wanted to be his publisher. It took two years of stalking, pleading and persuasion to hook him, and it was totally worth it. This is a cookbook like no other: from its kick-ass manga/punk aesthetic to its enlightened explanations of the ways of ramen, this is the book to feed your yen for the ultimate in Japanese-style comfort food, brought to you by the folks behind some of the coolest ramen bars on the planet. You will cook, you will eat, you will die happy.”
Shonhan commented: “I am really excited to be working with Mitchell Beazley to bring fans of Bone Daddies the opportunity to create the dishes we love serving in our restaurants at home. The range of recipes, the photography and the presentation of the book really capture what Bone Daddies is about: bringing fun and accessible Japanese cooking to the UK.”
Bone Daddies will be published on 22nd September at £25.