A second book from healthy food chain itsu has been acquired by Mitchell Beazley, part of Octopus Publishing Group.
itsu 20-minute Suppers: Quick, Simple & Delicious Noodles, Grains, Rice & Soups is by itsu founder and co-founder of Pret A Manger Julian Metcalfe and food writer Blanche Vaughan.
Octopus publisher Alison Starling acquired world rights to the book from itsu’s agent, Anthony Topping at Greene & Heaton.
The book will be published on 25th February 2016, priced at £18.99.
itsu 20-minute Suppers is founded on a simple premise, to provide healthy, nutritious suppers within 20 minutes, because, in Metcalfe's own words, "busy lives shouldn’t stop people enjoying good, light, healthy meals made freshly at home". Following the style of their bestselling first book – which the publisher said sold almost 60,000 copies worldwide – the authors have created 100 healthy Asian-inspired, easy-to-follow recipes, using readily available ingredients.
Starling said: "It’s been a huge privilege to work with Julian Metcalfe, Blanche Vaughan and the itsu team once again. Julian’s simple belief that everyone should be empowered to make quick, nutritious meals with ingredients grabbed between office and home gave the book a clear focus from the start. itsu’s fan base is growing all the time as the brand expands outside London and the book will only serve to speed up the process."