Recent Projects

A sampling of cookbooks Deri has recently worked on.


The Del Posto Cookbook

Deri copyedited The Del Posto Cookbook, by Mark Ladner, showcasing the cuisine of NYC’s celebrated refined Italian restaurant. The New York Times said about the book: “The food bewilders and thrills.” (For Grand Central Books)



Deri was the copyeditor of Zahav: A World of Israeli Cooking, by Michael Solomonov and Steven Cook—the 2016 James Beard Book of the Year, and winner of numerous other culinary awards. (For Rux Martin Books/Houghton)

Red Rooster Cookbook

Deri was the copyeditor for Marcus Samuelsson’s  Red Rooster Cookbook, celebrating the lore and recipes of the Harlem landmark. She also edited Marcus Off Duty, which was nominated for a 2015 James Beard Award. (Both for Rux Martin/Houghton)

The Art of Entertaining: Relais & Chateaux

Deri edited the recipes for the luxury hotel association’s latest compendium of chef-centric parties and celebrations at top North American properties. She has been tapped to work on the next R&C book, The Art of the Garden. (For Rizzoli)

Sicily: The Cookbook

Deri edited the text and recipes for Melissa Muller’s Sicily, a deep dive into the cuisine and foodways of  Italy’s largest island. (For Rizzoli)

Previous Projects

  • The Instant Pot Bible, by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough (Little, Brown)

  • Happiness Is Baking, by Maida Heatter (Little, Brown)

  • Complete Diabetes Cookbook, by the editors of America’s Test Kitchen

  • New Essentials, by the editors of America’s Test Kitchen

  • Chasing the Gator, by Isaac Toup (Little, Brown)

  • Relais & Chateaux: The Art of the Garden (Rizzoli)

  • The Ham Har Chaan Cookbook, by John Rocha (WEPress, Hong Kong)

  • The Wicked Healthy Cookbook, by Chard and Derek Sarno, with David Joachim (HBG)

  • Nutritious Delicious, by the editors of America’s Test Kitchen

  • Creative Kitchen, by Karen Page (Little, Brown)

  • The Shortcut Kitchen Bible, by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough (Little, Brown)

  • The Freds at Barneys Cookbook, by Mark Strausman with Susan Littlefield (HBG)

  • Cooking from the Heart (IACP’s 2014 Best culinary travel cookbook); My Family Table; and Besh Big Easy, by John Besh (Andrews McMeel)

  • Live to Eat: Cooking the Mediterranean Way, by Michael Psilakis (Little, Brown)

  • Desserts LaBelle, by Patti LaBelle (Grand Central)

  • Asian-American, by Dale Talde (Grand Central)

  • The Malaysian Kitchen, by Christina Arokiasamy (Houghton)

  • Scraps, Wilt & Weeds, by Mads Refslund and Tama Matsuoka Wong (Grand Central)

  • Seamus Mullens Hero Food, by Seamus Mullen (Andrews McMeel)

  • Share, by Chris Santos (Grand Central)

  • The Simple Art of Vegetarian Cooking and Mediterranean Harvest, by Martha Rose Shulman (Rodale)

  • What to Drink with What You Eat, by Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page (Bulfinch Press), the IACP 2007 Book of the Year

  • Crisps & Cobblers, Custards & Creams, by Jean Anderson (Houghton)

  • In the Hands of a Baker, by the Culinary Institute of America (Wiley)

  • The Art and Soul of Baking, by Sur La Table and Cindy Mushet (Andrews McMeel), winner of the 2009 IACP baking cookbook award, and Gourmets October 2008 Cookbook Club selection

  • The Essential Best Foods Cookbook, by Dana Jacobi (Rodale)

  • A Taste of Cowboy, by Kent Rollins (Rux Martin Books/Houghton)

  • Grill This, Not That and Cook This, Not That Comfort Food, by David Zinczenko and Matt Goulding (Rodale Books)

  • Simple Asian Meals, by Nina Simonds (Rodale)

  • Cooking Light Choose It to Lose It (Oxmoor House)

  • Charlie Palmer’s American Fare, by Charlie Palmer (Grand Central)

  • Biggest Loser Cookbook and Biggest Loser Family Cookbook (Rodale)

  • Neiman Marcus Cooks, by Keven Garvin with John Harrisson (Rizzoli)

  • Chocolate-Covered Katie, by Katie Higgins (Grand Central)

  • Chocolate: A Love Story, by Max Brenner (Little, Brown)

  • Cooking Light Global Kitchen, by David Joachim (Oxmoor House)

  • Silvana’s Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Kitchen, by Silvana Nardone (Rux Martin Books/Houghton)

  • Culinary Bro-Down, by Josh Scherer (Grand Central)

  • Juice Generation, by Eric Helms (Simon & Schuster)

  • South Beach Diet Gluten Solution, by Dr. Arthur Agatston

  • How to Cook Everything Thanksgiving (e-book), by Mark Bittman (Wiley)

  • New York Sweets, by Susan Meisel (Rizzoli)

  • Joy Bauer’s Food Cures, by Joy Bauer (Rodale), debuted at number one on the NY Times Paperback Advice, How-To and Miscellaneouslist in April, 2007

  • More from Macrina, by Leslie Mackie (Sasquatch)

  • Steak with Friends, by Rick Tramonto (Andrews McMeel)

  • Radically Simple, by Rozanne Gold (Rodale)

  • I Love Meatballs! by Rick Rodgers (Andrews McMeel)

  • The Fearless Baker, by Emily Luchetti (Little, Brown)

  • Memorable Recipes, by Renée Behnke (Andrews McMeel)

  • 1, 2, 3, Cook for Me, by Karin Knight and Jeannie Lumley (Fair Winds Press)

  • Womenheart’s All Heart Family Cookbook, by Kathy Kasten and Suzanne Banfield (Rodale)