Celadon Books to Publish Cookbook By Stephen Colbert & Evie McGee Colbert


NEW YORK, NY (February 15, 2024) – Celadon Books, a division of Macmillan Publishers, announced today the acquisition of a cookbook titled DOES THIS TASTE FUNNY: Recipes Our Family Loves by Stephen Colbert and Evie McGee Colbert to be published on September 17, 2024.

In their highly anticipated cookbook, the Colberts welcome readers into their kitchen and around their dining room table, sharing their favorite recipes as well as those of their extended family and friends. Of the acquisition, the Colberts say, “We are so excited to announce our new cookbook, which we have been working on together for two years. We hope everyone enjoys the recipes and stories. We made it with love…and an enormous amount of butter.”

Food has always been an important part of the Colbert family's life, whether they are gathered around the table in New Jersey or South Carolina. Also central to their lives is Evie and Stephen’s  Charleston heritage, which is reflected in many of the more than 100 recipes included in the book. From party food to seafood, from Stephen’s Kindergarten Soup to Spicy Lemon Chicken Thighs to the Colbert Bump Cocktail, the cookbook highlights the best of Lowcountry cuisine.

Readers will also enjoy the banter, reminiscences and stories, and the gorgeous food photos and informal at-home pictures that fill the book, making readers feel like they are right there in the kitchen with Evie, Stephen, their children (and dog, Benny) and the extended family who are at the heart of the Colbert’s lives. Jamie Raab, Macmillan Publisher-At-Large, acquired the book; the deal was negotiated by Dan Strone at Trident Media Group and James Dixon at Dixon Talent.

About Stephen & Evie Colbert

Stephen Colbert and Evie McGee both grew up in Charleston, South Carolina but somehow didn’t meet until their mid-twenties and decided to get married and have a family.

They are the founders of Spartina Industries which - aside from producing The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Colbert Report, the critically acclaimed Derek DelGaudio's In & Of Itself, Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News, Hell of a Week with Charlamagne tha God, and Our Cartoon President - recently penned a three-year first-look deal to develop television and streaming content for CBS Studios. Spartina’s most recent project is CBS’s newest late-night show, After Midnight, starring Taylor Tomlinson, which premiered in January of 2024.

About Celadon Books:

Celadon Books, founded in 2017 by Jamie Raab and Deb Futter as a division of Macmillan Publishers, publishes a highly curated list of twenty to twenty-five new titles a year. The list of both fiction and nonfiction is classic and uncommon. Celadon focuses on publishing commercial and literary books and discovering and nurturing talent.

Our list includes a wide-ranging selection of fiction and non-fiction, from page-turning thrillers and literary novels to works of history and psychology, narrative nonfiction and memoirs. The common denominator is that we aim to publish books of quality with commercial appeal.

About Macmillan Publishers:

Macmillan Publishers is the U.S. trade division of the Holtzbrinck Publishing Group, a large family-owned media company headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. Its publishing companies include prominent imprints around the world that publish a broad range of award-winning books for children and adults in all categories and formats. U.S. publishers include Celadon Books, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Flatiron Books, Henry Holt & Company, Macmillan Audio, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, The St. Martin's Publishing Group, and Tor Publishing Group. In the UK, Australia, India, and South Africa, Macmillan publishes under the Pan Macmillan name. The German company, Holtzbrinck Deutsche Buchverlage, includes among its imprints S. Fischer, Kiepenheuer & Witsch, Rowohlt, and Droemer Knaur.

Contact: Christine Mykityshyn
Senior Director of Publicity, Celadon Books

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