Penguin Random House has acquired The Good Life Eatery Cookbook by Yasmine Larizadeh and Shirin Kouros, the young entrepreneurs behind The Good Life Eatery.
The book is described as being for anyone "who loves flavourful food" and is "already in love with the brand". It contains 100 "vibrant and tasty" recipes developed by Larizadeh and Kouros, inspired by Southern Californian eating, with the aim of bringing "simple, delicious and healthy food into everyday life, without ever compromising on taste". It will be illustrated by LA-based street artist Marco Zamora.
Lizzy Gray, Ebury Press publishing director, struck the deal for UK and Commonwealth rights with Cathryn Summerhayes at WME. The book will be published in hardback by Ebury Press on 14th April 2016, priced £20.
The Good Life Eatery was born out of Larizadeh and Kouros' shared vision to bring something new to London’s food scene. They launched very first Good Life Eatery in August 2013 and two years later The Good Life Eatery has two successful sites, King’s Road and Marylebone, and one more on the way.
Gray said: "I have been a huge fan of The Good Life Eatery since it first opened its doors, and approached Shirin and Yasmine early on about writing a cookbook. Shirin and Yasmine’s food always puts flavour first. They have a refreshingly fun and light- hearted take on great healthy eating and this humour is reflected in their eye-catching first book."
Larizadeh said: "We are beyond excited to release this book; it has been a dream since we opened The Good Life Eatery. We just can’t wait to show how delicious healthy and wholesome food can really be. We have a pretty special approach towards food and we hope readers enjoy it as much as we do."
Kouros added: "We had a dream two years ago of opening a cafe so that we could show how healthy and wholesome food can also be incredibly colourful and insanely delicious. Being able to share our recipes is beyond everything we imagined; we can’t wait for people to get cooking and start living The Good Life."