Co-authored with Dominique Crenn (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015). Foreword by Nancy Silverton.
Praise for Atelier Crenn
• Ryan Sutton (Eater.com): "Crenn's book is to dining at her restaurant what an annotated copy of Hamlet is to seeing the play performed for the first time: you might emotionally love the experience if you go in cold, but without this guidebook, you'll miss all the intellectual underpinnings."
Co-authored with Anthony Myint (McSweeney's, 2011).
• Gastronomica: ”Mission Street Food certainly didn’t invent the American pop-up restaurant, but Leibowitz, Myint, and their collaborators may have written its essential document. Their book explores the pop-up trend not only from a witty, insider perspective but also from the outside looking in, through the eyes of insightful students of culture and the culinary scene.”
• Peter Meehan (blurb): “...more compelling and candid than any food book I’ve ever seen; the focus on fundamental techniques and how to think in the kitchen is more truthful, accurate, and contemporary than almost any basic cookbook; in fact, the whole package—powered by the exuberance of Anthony Myint and Karen Leibowitz—is infectious, inspiring, something apart from the rest. This is a special book.”
Note: I also wrote a dissertation, a long time ago, on nineteenth-century British novels. It was never published, but it was my first book-length writing project, and I'm still a little proud of having done it.