Olga Massov

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Brooklyn, New York

A strong writer and meticulous editor working in food, lifestyle, health and beauty, and narrative focused genres.

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Overview

I'm a cookbook author specializing in collaboration / ghostwriting. I also have extensive experience as a cookbook editor helping to shape the manuscript from concept to a thorough and thoughtful line-edit.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits

Work experience

Project Editor

Phaidon Press
September, 2014 – November, 2017 (about 3 years)

Project editor specializing in food and beverage.

Edited the following books:

fall 2015
Toast by Raquel Pelzel
Mexico From the Inside Out by Enrique Olvera
Tacopedia by Deborah Holtz and Juan Carlos Mena

spring 2016
Studio Olafur Eliasson: The Kitchen by Olafur Eliasson
Food & Beer by Daniel Burns and Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø with Joshua David Stein

fall 2016
Central by Virgilio Martínez with Nicholas Gill
Regarding Cocktails by Sasha Petraske with Georgette Moger-Petraske

spring 2017
Where Bartenders Drink by Adrienne Stillman
On Vegetables by Jeremy Fox with Noah Galuten
Vegan: The Cookbook by Jean-Christian Jury

fall 2017
Boragó by Rodolfo Guzmán
America: The Cookbook by Gabrielle Langholtz
Elizabeth Street Café with Tom Moorman and Larry McGuire with Julia Turshen
Where to Drink Coffee by Liz Clayton and Avidan Ross

spring 2018
Japan: The Cookbook by Nancy Singleton Hachisu
Aska by Fredrik Berselius

Co-author/ghostwriter

Self-employed
January, 2011 – Present (over 8 years)

As a co-author, I have written the following books, and with the exception of Marc Forgione's book, I tested every recipe in every book.

currently working on a soon-to-be-announced cookbook - stay tuned!

Season With Authority – with Chef Marc Murphy (HMH, Spring 2015)

The Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Cookbook – with Laura O’Neill, Ben Van Leeuwen, and Peter Van Leeuwen (Ecco, Spring 2015)

Marc Forgione: Recipes and Stories from the Acclaimed Chef and Restaurant with Iron Chef Marc Forgione (HMH, Spring 2014)

The Kimchi Cookbook with Lauryn Chun (Ten Speed Press, Fall 2012)

Portfolio (20 selected works)

Season with Authority: Confident Home Cooking

Marc Murphy, Olga Massov

Over 130 comfort food classics revisited by Chopped judge and one of New York's favorite chefs Marc Murphy has been cooking in the finest kitchens in the world for nearly 30 years. Now, the chef and owner of four popular New York City restaurants, and regular judge on Food Network’s top-rated show Chopped, has finally written his first cookbook. In Season with Authority, Murphy’s dishes are wi... read more

Over 130 comfort food classics revisited by Chopped judge and one of New York's favorite chefs Marc Murphy has been cooking in the finest kitchens in the world for nearly 30 years. Now, the chef and owner of four popular New York City restaurants, and regular judge on Food Network’s top-rated show Chopped, has finally written his first cookbook. In Season with Authority, Murphy’s dishes are wi... read more

Marc Forgione: Recipes and Stories from the Acclaimed Chef and Restaurant

Marc Forgione, Olga Massov

The eagerly awaited first cookbook from one of Food Network’s favorite competitors on the wildly popular Iron Chef America Chef Marc Forgione opened his eponymous New York City restaurant in 2008 to widespread acclaim, becoming the youngest American-born chef and owner to receive a Michelin star in consecutive years. Upon winning Season 3 of Food Network’s The Next Iron Chef, Forgione joined t... read more

The eagerly awaited first cookbook from one of Food Network’s favorite competitors on the wildly popular Iron Chef America Chef Marc Forgione opened his eponymous New York City restaurant in 2008 to widespread acclaim, becoming the youngest American-born chef and owner to receive a Michelin star in consecutive years. Upon winning Season 3 of Food Network’s The Next Iron Chef, Forgione joined t... read more

Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream

Laura O'Neill, Benjamin Van Leeuwen, Peter Van Leeuwen, Olga Massov

A collection of delicious and flavorful frozen treats made from simple, natural ingredients easily found in most pantries from Brooklyn’s beloved and wildly popular ice cream emporium.The Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Book includes ice cream recipes for every palate and season, from beloved favorites like Vanilla to adventurous treats inspired by a host of international culinary influences, su... read more

A collection of delicious and flavorful frozen treats made from simple, natural ingredients easily found in most pantries from Brooklyn’s beloved and wildly popular ice cream emporium.The Van Leeuwen Artisan Ice Cream Book includes ice cream recipes for every palate and season, from beloved favorites like Vanilla to adventurous treats inspired by a host of international culinary influences, su... read more

The Kimchi Cookbook: 60 Traditional and Modern Ways to Make and Eat Kimchi

Lauryn Chun, Olga Massov

A DIY cookbook for crafting and cooking with kimchi at home from Mother-In-Law's founder Lauryn Chun, featuring sixty recipes for connoisseurs of the beloved Korean pickle. Following traditional kimchi-making seasons and focusing on produce at its peak, this bold, colorful cookbook walks you step by step through how to make both robust and lighter kimchi. Lauryn Chun explores a wide variety of... read more

A DIY cookbook for crafting and cooking with kimchi at home from Mother-In-Law's founder Lauryn Chun, featuring sixty recipes for connoisseurs of the beloved Korean pickle. Following traditional kimchi-making seasons and focusing on produce at its peak, this bold, colorful cookbook walks you step by step through how to make both robust and lighter kimchi. Lauryn Chun explores a wide variety of... read more

Japan: The Cookbook

Nancy Singleton Hachisu

The definitive, home cooking recipe collection from one of the most respected and beloved culinary culturesJapan: The Cookbook has more than 400 sumptuous recipes by acclaimed food writer Nancy Singleton Hachisu. The iconic and regional traditions of Japan are organized by course and contain insightful notes alongside the recipes. The dishes - soups, noodles, rices, pickles, one-pots, sweets, ... read more

The definitive, home cooking recipe collection from one of the most respected and beloved culinary culturesJapan: The Cookbook has more than 400 sumptuous recipes by acclaimed food writer Nancy Singleton Hachisu. The iconic and regional traditions of Japan are organized by course and contain insightful notes alongside the recipes. The dishes - soups, noodles, rices, pickles, one-pots, sweets, ... read more

Aska

Fredrik Berselius

Aska is the debut cookbook from chef Fredrik Berselius, following the reimagining and rebuilding of his two-Michelin-starred restaurant.He celebrates the heritage and tradition of his native Sweden, his land in upstate New York, and a deep appreciation for the restaurant's home in Brooklyn.Berselius shares his culinary journey of Scandinavian flavors and techniques through the courses of his e... read more

Aska is the debut cookbook from chef Fredrik Berselius, following the reimagining and rebuilding of his two-Michelin-starred restaurant.He celebrates the heritage and tradition of his native Sweden, his land in upstate New York, and a deep appreciation for the restaurant's home in Brooklyn.Berselius shares his culinary journey of Scandinavian flavors and techniques through the courses of his e... read more

Elizabeth Street Cafe

Tom Moorman, Larry McGuire, Julia Turshen

French-inspired Vietnamese cooking from the cultural hub of Austin, Texas – recommended by everyone from locals to Bon Appetit to The New York Times to goop."A Vietnamese café plus French bakery, Elizabeth Street Café combines the best of two worlds." —goopElizabeth Street Café – a celebrated eatery with a devoted following – features French-inspired Vietnamese cooking. Chefs Tom Moorman and L... read more

French-inspired Vietnamese cooking from the cultural hub of Austin, Texas – recommended by everyone from locals to Bon Appetit to The New York Times to goop."A Vietnamese café plus French bakery, Elizabeth Street Café combines the best of two worlds." —goopElizabeth Street Café – a celebrated eatery with a devoted following – features French-inspired Vietnamese cooking. Chefs Tom Moorman and L... read more

Where to Drink Coffee

Avidan Ross, Liz Clayton

"A genius book that will tell you where to get the best coffee, no matter what city you're in... Whether you're discovering new places in your home town, or writing a hit list for your next holiday, it's indispensable."—BuzzfeedThe insider's guide to where the world's best baristas go for a cup of coffee - 600 spots in 50 countries.Where to Drink Coffee is the insider's guide. The best 150 bar... read more

"A genius book that will tell you where to get the best coffee, no matter what city you're in... Whether you're discovering new places in your home town, or writing a hit list for your next holiday, it's indispensable."—BuzzfeedThe insider's guide to where the world's best baristas go for a cup of coffee - 600 spots in 50 countries.Where to Drink Coffee is the insider's guide. The best 150 bar... read more

America: The Cookbook

Gabrielle Langholtz

With 800 home-cooking recipes, America: The Cookbook is a celebration of the remarkable diversity of American food and food culture state by state. Features 50 essays and menus from a 'who's who' of 100 foremost food experts and chefs.America: The Cookbook is the first book to document comprehensively – and celebrate – the remarkable diversity of American cuisine and food culture. A thoroughly... read more

With 800 home-cooking recipes, America: The Cookbook is a celebration of the remarkable diversity of American food and food culture state by state. Features 50 essays and menus from a 'who's who' of 100 foremost food experts and chefs.America: The Cookbook is the first book to document comprehensively – and celebrate – the remarkable diversity of American cuisine and food culture. A thoroughly... read more

Borago: Coming from the South

Rodolfo Guzman

Internationally acclaimed star chef Rodolfo Guzmán of Boragó introduces the exciting world of high-end Chilean gastronomy."It isn't every day that a restaurant knocks your socks off, but Boragó managed it with ease." —Financial TimesChef Rodolfo Guzmán serves a dynamic, wildly imaginative tasting menu at his acclaimed Santiago restaurant Boragó, using only native Chilean ingredients – often re... read more

Internationally acclaimed star chef Rodolfo Guzmán of Boragó introduces the exciting world of high-end Chilean gastronomy."It isn't every day that a restaurant knocks your socks off, but Boragó managed it with ease." —Financial TimesChef Rodolfo Guzmán serves a dynamic, wildly imaginative tasting menu at his acclaimed Santiago restaurant Boragó, using only native Chilean ingredients – often re... read more

Where Bartenders Drink

Adrienne Stillman

In the footsteps of bestsellers Where Chefs Eat and Where to Eat Pizza - where the best bartenders go for the best drinksWhere Bartenders Drink is THE insider's guide. The best 300 expert drink-makers share their secrets - 750 spots spread across 60 countries - revealing where they go for a drink throughout the world when they're off-duty. Venues range from late-night establishments and legend... read more

In the footsteps of bestsellers Where Chefs Eat and Where to Eat Pizza - where the best bartenders go for the best drinksWhere Bartenders Drink is THE insider's guide. The best 300 expert drink-makers share their secrets - 750 spots spread across 60 countries - revealing where they go for a drink throughout the world when they're off-duty. Venues range from late-night establishments and legend... read more

Vegan: The Cookbook

Jean-Christian Jury

The definitive and most comprehensive cookbook of traditional and authentic home cooking vegan dishes from 150 countries around the world."—Vegan MagazineWith nearly 500 vegetable-driven recipes, Vegan: The Cookbook, inspired by cuisines around the work, brings vegan home cooking to new levels of deliciousness.Featuring dishes from countries ranging from Albania to Zambia, it showcases the cul... read more

The definitive and most comprehensive cookbook of traditional and authentic home cooking vegan dishes from 150 countries around the world."—Vegan MagazineWith nearly 500 vegetable-driven recipes, Vegan: The Cookbook, inspired by cuisines around the work, brings vegan home cooking to new levels of deliciousness.Featuring dishes from countries ranging from Albania to Zambia, it showcases the cul... read more

On Vegetables: Modern Recipes for the Home Kitchen

Jeremy Fox

The highly anticipated cookbook from Jeremy Fox, the California chef who is redefining vegetable-based cuisine with global appealKnown for his game-changing approach to cooking with vegetables, Jeremy Fox first made his name at the Michelin-starred restaurant Ubuntu in Napa Valley. Today he is one of America's most talked-about chefs, celebrated for the ingredient-focused cuisine he serves at ... read more

The highly anticipated cookbook from Jeremy Fox, the California chef who is redefining vegetable-based cuisine with global appealKnown for his game-changing approach to cooking with vegetables, Jeremy Fox first made his name at the Michelin-starred restaurant Ubuntu in Napa Valley. Today he is one of America's most talked-about chefs, celebrated for the ingredient-focused cuisine he serves at ... read more

Central

Virgilio Martínez, Nicholas Gill

The extraordinary cuisine of Peruvian chef Virgilio Martínez of Central, one of the most admired emerging talents in the culinary worldThis exquisite monograph from acclaimed Peruvian chef Virgilio Martínez follows the innovative and exciting tasting menu at his signature restaurant, Central, in Lima. Organized by altitude, each chapter highlights recipes, food, and documentary photographs, to... read more

The extraordinary cuisine of Peruvian chef Virgilio Martínez of Central, one of the most admired emerging talents in the culinary worldThis exquisite monograph from acclaimed Peruvian chef Virgilio Martínez follows the innovative and exciting tasting menu at his signature restaurant, Central, in Lima. Organized by altitude, each chapter highlights recipes, food, and documentary photographs, to... read more

Regarding Cocktails

Sasha Petraske, Georgette Moger-Petraske

Regarding Cocktails is the only book from the late Sasha Petraske, the legendary bartender who changed cocktail culture with his speakeasy-style bar Milk & Honey.Forewords by Dale DeGroff and Robert Simonson.Here are 85 cocktail recipes from his repertoire—the beloved classics and modern variations—with stories from the bartenders he personally trained. Ingredients, measurements, and preparati... read more

Regarding Cocktails is the only book from the late Sasha Petraske, the legendary bartender who changed cocktail culture with his speakeasy-style bar Milk & Honey.Forewords by Dale DeGroff and Robert Simonson.Here are 85 cocktail recipes from his repertoire—the beloved classics and modern variations—with stories from the bartenders he personally trained. Ingredients, measurements, and preparati... read more

Studio Olafur Eliasson: The Kitchen

Olafur Eliasson, Studio Olafur Eliasson

A cookbook with over 100 vegetarian recipes for the home cook from the studio kitchen of world-renowned artist Olafur Eliasson.Discover the act of cooking and eating in a creative environment with Studio Olafur Eliasson: The Kitchen.Featuring over 100 vegetarian recipes cooked at Olafur Eliasson's studio kitchen, these recipes have served as nourishment and source of creative inspiration and c... read more

A cookbook with over 100 vegetarian recipes for the home cook from the studio kitchen of world-renowned artist Olafur Eliasson.Discover the act of cooking and eating in a creative environment with Studio Olafur Eliasson: The Kitchen.Featuring over 100 vegetarian recipes cooked at Olafur Eliasson's studio kitchen, these recipes have served as nourishment and source of creative inspiration and c... read more

Food & Beer

Daniel Burns, Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso, Joshua David Stein

A book with more than 54 recipes from an internationally acclaimed chef/brewer duo dedicated to elevating and pairing beer with high-end dining.The debut book by Danish gypsy brewer Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø of the bar Tørst, and Canadian chef Daniel Burns of the Michelin-starred restaurant Luksus—both in a shared space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn where they elevate beer to the level of wine in fine di... read more

A book with more than 54 recipes from an internationally acclaimed chef/brewer duo dedicated to elevating and pairing beer with high-end dining.The debut book by Danish gypsy brewer Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø of the bar Tørst, and Canadian chef Daniel Burns of the Michelin-starred restaurant Luksus—both in a shared space in Greenpoint, Brooklyn where they elevate beer to the level of wine in fine di... read more

Tacopedia

Deborah Holtz, Juan Carlos Mena, René Redzepi

Tacopedia is an encyclopaedic tribute to the vibrancy of Mexican taco culture. Explore one of Mexico's most popular culinary traditions through 100 recipes accompanied by interviews, street and food photography, illustrations, graphics, and maps that bring the full story behind each taco to life.Tacopedia's highly graphic style will appeal to hip taco lovers, food truck enthusiasts, and seriou... read more

Tacopedia is an encyclopaedic tribute to the vibrancy of Mexican taco culture. Explore one of Mexico's most popular culinary traditions through 100 recipes accompanied by interviews, street and food photography, illustrations, graphics, and maps that bring the full story behind each taco to life.Tacopedia's highly graphic style will appeal to hip taco lovers, food truck enthusiasts, and seriou... read more

Mexico from the Inside Out

Enrique Olvera

The debut book from Mexico's best chef, Enrique Olvera of Pujol, pioneer of contemporary, authentic Mexican food and global gourmet influencer.As featured on Good Morning America.Enrique Olvera is the most famous and celebrated Mexican chef working today. Olvera's restaurant Pujol was ranked #1 in Mexico and #20 in the world at the World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards. This is his first book and ... read more

The debut book from Mexico's best chef, Enrique Olvera of Pujol, pioneer of contemporary, authentic Mexican food and global gourmet influencer.As featured on Good Morning America.Enrique Olvera is the most famous and celebrated Mexican chef working today. Olvera's restaurant Pujol was ranked #1 in Mexico and #20 in the world at the World's 50 Best Restaurant Awards. This is his first book and ... read more

Toast: The Cookbook

Raquel Pelzel

The ultimate canvas for sweet and savory culinary creativity. 50 seasonal recipes that reimagine the "bread and butter" of cuisine with simple ingredients in surprising ways.Easy enough for breakfast, yet suitable for brunch, lunch, dinner and even dessert, the possibilities of heaping beautiful seasonal ingredients on bread are limitless. Organized by season, Toast features 50 recipes from sa... read more

The ultimate canvas for sweet and savory culinary creativity. 50 seasonal recipes that reimagine the "bread and butter" of cuisine with simple ingredients in surprising ways.Easy enough for breakfast, yet suitable for brunch, lunch, dinner and even dessert, the possibilities of heaping beautiful seasonal ingredients on bread are limitless. Organized by season, Toast features 50 recipes from sa... read more

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