Octopus Deal for Instagram Sensation Amber Locke

We’re so excited to announce that Octopus Publishing Group’s Mitchell Beazley imprint has acquired the first book from Instagram “sensation” and raw food advocate Amber Locke.

Amber, whose Instagram @rawveganblonde has over 99,200 followers, eats an 80–90% raw diet depending on the season.

The book will contain over 100 recipes for raw, vegan salads, as well as featuring a variety tools and techniques, toppings, dressings and twists, including alternatives for omnivores. The images for the book are all designed, photographed and specially created by Locke.

Publishing Director Stephanie Jackson said: “We all eat first with our eyes, and Amber Locke’s extraordinary images will make everyone see vibrant, raw produce in a delicious new way. Nourish will be the ultimate enticement to eat beautifully, combine ingredients creatively and enjoy fresh salads more than ever before. With no end in sight to the consumer appetite for fresh approaches to healthy eating, I can’t wait to publish her debut this spring.”

Amber said: “I’m thrilled to be writing my first book with Octopus and it’s a dream come true to have my recipes and design compiled into one beautiful volume and to share my love of fresh fruit, vegetables and salad-making with others.

“I love creating big flavour-packed salads and to me a salad is no light unsatisfying meal – they should be bold, delicious, nutritious and satisfying mountains of joy – a massive tangle of vibrant and mouth-watering colours, flavours, fragrances and textures that make your eye and pallet sing with joy!”

Nourish – Vibrantly Vegan Raw Salads to Relish & Refresh will be published by Mitchell Beazley in March 2016 as a £14.99 paperback.