About Marisa Bulzone
I am publishing professional with extensive experience in cookbooks and other trade non-fiction, illustrated books, specialty publications, and digital platforms. With expertise in project development and team management, I specialize in the creation of eye-catching products.
I also work as an independent editor, writer, and project manager, developing and managing an average of 8 titles per year for a variety of publishers. I initiate editorial projects, secure appropriate authors, hire and direct creative teams (occasionally to bound books), and agent select titles. I work directly with authors to develop book concepts and collaborate on manuscripts; and test recipes for success in home kitchens.
Notable recent projects include Ladies Who Drink (co-author with Anne Keenan Higgens, Running Press, 2017), Cakes by Melissa by Melissa Ben-Ishay (writer, Harper Collins, 2017), Peter Callahan’s Party Food (writer, Clarkson Potter, 2017), Tree of Life: Turkish Home Cooking by Joy E. Stocke and Angie Brenner (editor, Burgess Lee Press, 2017) Sara Moulton’s Home Cooking 101 (editor, Oxmoor House, 2016), Essential Turkish Cuisine by Engin Akin (editor, Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2015), Designer Nails by Amy Vega (writer, Perigee, 2015), The Pot & the Palette (project manager and writer, privately published for the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts and the Louisiana Restaurant Association; winner 2014 Gourmand Best Illustrated Cookbook, United States.
I have been the Editorial Director of Hearst Books, where I managed a division producing 40 titles per year. Books were created under license from several Hearst magazines, including Good Housekeeping, House Beautiful, Cosmopolitan, and Esquire.
When I was the Executive Editor of Stewart, Tabori & Chang, I produced 30 books per year for the high-end lifestyle imprint of Abrams Books, including I’m Just Here for the Food by Alton Brown (James Beard Award), Memories of Philippine Kitchens, Amy Besa (IACP Jane Grigson Award), Subway Style: 100 Years of Art and Architecture in the New York City Subway, New York Transit Museum (New York Society Library “Book of the Year”), The Art of the Market, Robert Tamarkin (Library Journal “10 Best Business Books of the Year”).
I am a member of the New York Women's Culinary Alliance.
150ISH, THE LOCAL DISH
I am the co-founder and principal writer of 150ish, a weekly, free-subscription, digital newsletter that follows the artisan food culture within a 150-mile radius (more or less) of New York City. Each week, a different food entrepreneur, farmer, or seasonal ingredient is profiled, often with an accompanying recipe.
Visit 150ish.com to learn more.