Hodder & Stoughton has acquired a debut cookbook by “pop-up restaurant sensations” Terry & George.
Lifestyle editorial director Nicky Ross bought world English language rights in a two-book deal from Marianne Gunn O'Connor.
The first book is Terry & George – Cooking for Friends by Terence Edwards and George Craig.
Edwards and Craig’s pop-up restaurant company Check On has created events across the country, and the pair have featured in the food pages of Vogue, Esquire, and The Times.
Edwards trained under the Michelin-starred chef Paul Heathcote in his hometown of Liverpool before moving to London to work at Le Gavroche with Michel Roux Jnr later with Mark Hix.
George started a band called One Night Only with a schoolfriend at the age of 12.
The pair met in 2008 through mutual friends.
They said: “Our food isn’t tricky, we just like to put our own spin on classic dishes. We have such a great time putting our pop-ups together and we hope to inspire people with the book to get creative in the kitchen. We are all about feeding friends and having a good time. Anyone can do it”.
Ross said: “I love the inventiveness of Terry & George’s food. The whole team at Hodder were blown away by their creativity and enthusiasm. I am in no doubt that they have a very exciting future and we are thrilled to be their publisher.”
Terry & George – Cooking for Friends will be published in hardback and e-book in spring 2016.