Orion Publishing Group has acquired a spoof recipe book created in homage to the TV series “Breaking Bad”, titled Baking Bad by Walter Wheat.
Anna Valentine, publishing director, Non-Fiction bought World rights from Rory Scarfe.
Valentine said: “I’m so excited to publish this book, which has already got everyone in the office talking. So, get your protective gear on and your tool kit ready as this book is going to cook up a storm this Christmas.”
The book spoofs successful TV drama "Breaking Bad", which saw chemistry teacher Walter White turn to manufacturing drugs to provide for his family when he discovers he has cancer.
The book will include plenty of visual and textual references to the show and recipes including Ricin Crispie Treats to Walt’s patented Meth Muffins (complete with blue sugar crystals) and Heisen-Batten-Burg Cake.
Walter Wheat said: “When I was diagnosed with a terminal illness a few years ago, I didn’t know how I would provide for my family. Then I discovered I had the ability to produce restaurant-quality shortbread for the black market. This book will be my legacy.”
Orion will publish Baking Bad as a hardback, priced £9.99, and e-book, priced £5.99, on 6th November 2014.
Walter Wheat is the pseudonym of a successful author, TV writer, food lover, and “Breaking Bad” super-geek.