Here is a list of resources you might find useful while writing both your proposal and your book:
Grammar, Punctuation, Style, Usage
- The Associated Press Stylebook and Briefing on Media Law 2013, 46th Ed. New York, NY: Basic Books, 2013
- Cochrane, James. Between You and I: A Little Book of Bad English. Naperville, IL: Sourcebooks, 2004.
- The Chicago Manual of Style: The Essential Guide for Writers, Editors, and Publishers, 15th Ed. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2003.
- Denman, Terence. How Not to Write: An Office Primer for the Grammatically Perplexed. Philadelphia, PA: Quirk Books, 2005.
- Stillman, Anne. Grammatically Correct: The Writer’s Essential Guide to Punctuation, Spelling, Style, Usage, and Grammar. Cincinnati, OH: Writer’s Digest Books, 1997.
- Strunk and White, The Elements of Style. New York, Macmillan, 1979.
Writing and Food Reference
- Herbst, Sharon Tyler. The New Food Lover’s Companion. New York: Barron’s, 5th edition, 2013.
- Jacob, Dianne. Will Write for Food: The Complete Guide to Writing Cookbooks, Blogs, Reviews, Memoir, and More …. Boston, MA: DaCapo Lifelong Press, 2010.
- Joachim, David. The Food Substitutions Bible, 2nd Ed. Ontario, Canada: Robert Rose, 2010.
- Ostmann, Barbara Gibbs, and Jane L. Baker. The Recipe Writer’s Handbook. New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2001.
- Whitman, Joan, and Dolores Simon. Recipes into Type: A Handbook for Cookbook Writers and Editors. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1993.
Culinary Organizations and Culinary Websites
- The American Culinary Federation, Inc., www.acfchefs.org
- The American Institute of Wine & Food, www.aiwf.org
- Bowker’s Books in Print, www.booksinprint.com
- The International Association of Culinary Professionals, www.iacp.com
- Les Dames d’Escoffier, www.ldei.org
- Literary Market Place, www.literarymarketplace.com
- The Research Chefs Association, www.researchchefs.org
- Slow Food, www.slowfood.com
- Women Chefs & Restaurateurs, www.womenchefs.org