As many of you know, there are many bumps and unexpected detours in the writing process and the road  to publishing. Here is a long-awaited update on the book status from Heath Dill, author of ‘Medium Rare and Back Again: Food from the World of Middle-earth‘:

Just a quick update here: Had a good meeting with my unbelievably forbearing editor the other night to discuss what approach we’re taking toward any trademark/copyright items we’ll need to tie down before publication, and the next steps (and possible revisions) we’ll pursue as part of this strategy. We have a couple people to reach out to and a review of the extent of the content — names, quotations, etc. — in the next few days! I’ll also be getting her some new stuff to revise and to edit, shortly, and working on the introductory chapter.