Orchard is thrilled to unveil the cover of THE COLORFUL KITCHEN by Ilene Godofsky.  This exciting title of healthy and colorful recipes hits bookstores in December, just in time for the holiday gift season.  

Can't wait?  You can also pre-order her book on Amazon and also try some of Ilene's amazing vegan recipes by visiting The Colorful Kitchen blog.



Orchard is thrilled to announce that BenBella Books, one of the fastest growing publishers in the United States, has acquired THE COLORFUL KITCHEN by Ilene Godofsky.  Ilene is a celebrated health coach, recipe developer, and creator of the popular food blog THE COLORFUL KITCHEN.  Christina Daigneault, President of Orchard Literary, spearheaded the deal as agent.

THE COLORFUL KITCHEN will explore the vegan food craze in a new and refreshing way -- with an emphasis on colorful combinations that reflect vitamins and healthful ingredients.  Ilene’s philosophy “colorful, not complicated” has shaped her blog into a leading vegan resource that helps take the mystery out of plant-based eating.

THE COLORFUL KITCHEN will guide readers through easy-to-follow preparations for plant-based recipes, with variations that will make every meal exciting, delicious, and healthy.  It is for people who think vegetables are boring (they won’t for long), kale-loving carnivores, vegans, vegetarians, flexitarians, and everyone in between.  It is a guide for both seasoned cooks and kitchen newcomers on how to prepare fast, delicious, healthy meals, whether they are cooking for one, two, or twelve.

“Orchard is delighted to announce that BenBella Books, a recognized leader in plant-based titles, will be publishing THE COLORFUL KITCHEN,” explained Christina Daigneault, President of Orchard and agent on the book deal.  “We are confident this book will be a definitive resource for vegans and also inspire more people to try plant-based diets with its simple, colorful, and mouth-watering recipes.”

About the Author

Ilene Godofsky is a certified health coach, recipe developer, and author of the popular food blog, THE COLORFUL KITCHEN.  Her colorful and healthy recipes have been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Buzz Feed, Mind Body Green, Refinery 29, TODAY Food, Fitness, and many more.

BenBella Books Acquires FARM TO FACE BEAUTY

BenBella Books, one of the fastest growing publishers in the United States, has acquired FARM TO FACE BEAUTY by authors Amy Galper and Christina Daigneault.  Lucas Hunt at Orchard Literary spearheaded the deal.

FARM TO FACE BEAUTY will examine a fast-emerging trend in beauty focusing on the use of non-toxic, natural, and organic ingredients, and will include over fifty recipes for healthy DIY personal care products. 

Responding to a growing curiosity about the implications of the products we use on our bodies, FARM TO FACE BEAUTY sets out to expertly teach the "key ingredients" of natural beauty for all aspects of personal care.  It will celebrate and support the shift back to nature that is happening in beauty trends now, and consumers' understanding overall that is reconnecting us with plants and the true meaning of beauty.

“Orchard is delighted to announce that BenBella Books, a recognized leader in plant-based titles, will be publishing FARM TO FACE BEAUTY,” explained Lucas Hunt, Director of Orchard Literary.  “This book is poised to support a new area of beauty on par with the Farm to Table movement that turns our attention to the importance of local, organic, and sustainable ingredients.”

About the Authors

Amy Galper is the Executive Director and Founder of the New York Institute of Aromatherapy.  She is a renowned beauty and body care formulator and advocate for natural and organic cosmetic ingredients.  Amy is also the owner of Buddha Nose, an award winning yoga-inspired brand of mind-body-beauty products, which was one of the first organic body care brands to have a national and global presence messaging the critical need for safe, toxic-free beauty and body care products world-wide.

Christina Daigneault is an attorney and the owner of an award-winning lifestyle public relations firm, Orchard Strategies. She has an aromatic plant-based medicine certification from the New York Institute of Aromatherapy, and also studied at the esteemed Maison Fragonard in Paris. Her focus is on the intersection of health, wellness, and beauty. Christina is in the process of launching an independent beauty brand.

Orchard Literary Welcomes Amy Galper, Executive Director of the New York Institute of Aromatherapy

Orchard Literary is thrilled to welcome Amy Galper, Executive Director of the New York Institute of Aromatherapy, to its lineup of health & wellness experts.  Amy is a Certified Aromatherapist with over twenty years of experience formulating products, teaching, and consulting in organic beauty and wellness.   She is renowned in her field and regularly found in top media outlets, including: Organic Spa Magazine, NYLON, Dr. Oz The Good LifeWell & Good, and American Spa.

“The Orchard Literary team is excited to be working with Amy Galper, a top expert in organic beauty, to bring her wisdom into the publishing arena” explained Lucas Hunt, Literary Director at Orchard.  “With plant-based health and beauty on the rise, we are confident her expertise will translate beautifully into an informative book.”