Martha's Next Two Books

The Martha Stewart library will continue to expand this fall and winter with two new volumes: Martha's 97th and 98th book, respectively. (That means we only have two more books until Martha's autobiography is published, which she has said will be her 100th book!) Martha Stewart's Cake Perfection will be published on October 13th and Martha Stewart's Very Good Things will be out on January 5, 2021. I'm looking forward to both of these. Below are the cover images with a synopsis from the publisher. You can pre-order both now where ever you buy books online!


Martha Stewart perfects the art of cakes with 125 recipes for all occasions, featuring exciting flavors, must-try designs, and dependable techniques.

Martha Stewart's authoritative baking guide presents a beautiful collection of tiers and tortes, batters and buttercreams, and sheet cakes and chiffons to tackle every cake creation. Teaching and inspiring like only she can, Martha Stewart demystifies even the most extraordinary creations with her guidance and tricks for delicious cake perfection.

From everyday favorites to stunning showstoppers, Martha creates bold, modern flavors and striking decorations perfect for birthdays, celebrations, and big bakes for a crowd. Think comforting classics like Snickerdoodle Crumb Cake and Apricot Cheesecake and treats that take it up a notch like Strawberry Ombré Cake and Coconut Chiffon Cake, plus a whole chapter on cupcakes alone. With Martha's expert tips, even the most impressive, towering cakes will be in your reach.

Hardcover; 256 pages; Clarkson Potter

Hundreds of clever tips, solutions, and easy ways to elevate the everyday, from America's most trusted lifestyle authority, in one must-have handbook

Inside these pages Martha shares all her best good things - the original life hacks for the home - to make your life easier, more fun, more delicious, and more efficient. These practical tricks cover all areas of Martha's domestic expertise, including cooking, crafting, gardening, organizing, entertaining, and more. From clever ways to solve common problems (use lip balm to lubricate a stuck zipper) to time-saving tricks (label window screens to avoid confusion when they come down for cleaning) to stress reducers (color-code kids' bathroom gear to make mornings less hectic), every one of these ideas will make you wonder, "Why didn't I think of that?" Also included are ways to use what you have (infuse vinegar with herb blossoms), streamline your stuff (use just a few handy tools for many different purposes), or just make life a little more luxurious (serve party snacks in pretty decanters). Whether functional, delightful, or a little bit of both, these are the details that enliven and inspire every day - that's a good thing!

Hardcover; 288 pages; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt


Anonymous said...

AR I recently baked a cake for a co-worker. she requested a carrot cake and I was able to due to the fact I had recently grated the carrots and popped them up in the freezer. I chose MS's Ginger carrot cake. I did not candy the carrot strips to encase the layers however I baked it in a bundt pan and drizzled a lemon glaze on top. She commented on the lack of nutmeg and was happy as a previous carrot cake encounter in her opinion had far too much nutmeg, I told her where I found the recipe, credited Martha and explained the cake could have been far different had I followed every step of the recipe.

AR do you suppose if one goes through all the back issues of MSL and on index cards notes info regarding MS personal recollections ie, grew up in Nutley NJ, Lived next door to the Mauses (bakers) sewed all her clothes as a child, good student, halloween parades as a child, hunted muskrat skins etc etc. I propose your readers do something like that--- post their top 20 favorite MS facts --- see how popular certain ones are see if she mentions them in her book OH WHAT FUN!! Game On AR Is that a Good thing or what!!!! I did especially enjoy the visit to the Jonathan Peters store -- where was it in Vermont-- The cute story book antique shop and the owner fashioning a Twig frame for a mirror I think it was, Ha (My VCR LOng gone taped soooo many of her shows......( what a nut case )

Roseana Auten said...


Do you think there's a bibliography of all 97 of Martha's books? Where would I look?


Roseana, yes there's one right here on my blog! If the link doesn't work, simply go to the very bottom of the site and click on "Martha's Books" in the links section and you'll find it.


Roseana Auten said...

Thank you, Andrew