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Sohla El-Waylly

SOHLA EL-WAYLLY is a culinary creator, writer, video producer, and community advocate who has been featured in The New York Times and Bon Appétit and on Food52 and Serious Eats. Her on-camera credits include starring in HBO Max’s The Big Brunch and The History Channel’s Ancient Recipes with Sohla. She studied at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park before training at various New York City restaurants such as Del Posto, Atera, and Battersby. A TIME100 Next honoree, she lives in the East Village with her husband, two dogs, and cat.


Raise a Glass to Our 2024 James Beard Award Nominees!

We are thrilled to have 11 PRH books making the James Beard Award nominee list this year! From Sohla El-Waylly’s indispensable Start Here for new cooks beginning their journey in the kitchen to The New French Wine Boxed Set, a luxurious two volume set for wine connoisseurs who love to savor the flavors of the

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Stories Worth Sharing

Holidays are the time for sharing. Whether it’s a delicious meal, a hilarious white elephant gift, the perfect stocking stuffer, or that gorgeous coffee table book you know they’ve been craving, PRH has everything you need to make the holidays unforgettable. Spread some holiday cheer with stories worth sharing with the ones you love most!

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Notable Books of 2023

2023 has been another fantastic year for Penguin Random House books. And, as the year draws to a close, the world is taking notice; naming oodles of PRH and our distribution partners’ books to their notable books of the year lists. First up is the New York Times Book Review and their 100 Notable Books

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Staff Picks + Upcoming Titles: October

We’re overflowing with awesome books for October! Read more about your favorite celeb, whether you worship at the altar of Dolly Parton, live and breathe all things Harry Styles, or have never forgotten the revolutionary creativity of Tupac. Foodies with precarious piles of cooking tomes can find some relief in the form of delicious, easy

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