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Karen Adler and Judith Fertig

BBQ Experts, Co-Authors of "Easy Grilling and Simple Smoking with the BBQ Queens", "Fish & Shellfish Grilled & Smoked", "The BBQ Queens: Big Book of Barbecue", "Weeknight Grilling with the BBQ Queens"

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 Karen Adler and Judith Fertig Biography

Karen Adler and Judith Fertig have been spreading the word of slow-smoked barbecue & hot and fast grilling throughout the country in magazine and newspaper articles, cooking classes, television and radio guest appearances, and special events. From a simple gas or charcoal grill to a stainless steel outdoor kitchen and everything in between, Adler and Fertig can show you how it’s done without chipping a manicured fingernail.

As barbecue competitors , they have participated in the infamous “ Battle of the Sexes Barbecue Contest”-and won, more times than not. Their team costume includes rhinestone tiaras and strands of pearls or anything that glitters, as they do their regal schtick preparing food fit for royalty.

As cookbook authors , they've cumulatively authored twenty cookbooks together that have sold over 500,000 copies, including Easy Grilling and Simple Smoking with the BBQ Queens and Fish & Shellfish Grilled & Smoked . The first book in the new “BBQ Queen” series is The BBQ Queens’ Big Book of Barbecue (April 2005) . It covers everything from grilling to smoking, rotisserie to skewering, planking, stir-grilling, and more. The second book published in April 2006 is Weeknight Grilling with the BBQ Queens . This grill book is for fast and fabulous meals prepared in about 30 minutes.

As culinary instructors , they've taught over 75,000 students. And they still get a thrill out of encouraging someone to try something new in the kitchen or outside on the grill.

As grilling and smoking experts with a broad appeal, they’ve cumulatively written for and appeared in magazines including Food & Wine, On the Grill, Better Homes & Gardens, Saveur, Cooking Light, Country Home, Vegetarian Times, Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion and Midwest Living. Judith is a former columnist for the James Beard- and AFJ Award-winning Kansas City Star food section.

TV appearances include local and national news programs, Better Homes & Garden TV, TV Food Network appearances, DIY Network Grilling Special, and Satellite TV tours on behalf of the Catfish Institute, the Hearth Patio & Barbecue Association, and Silver Dollar City’s Bluegrass and BBQ Festival.

Karen Adler


Like many 'foodies' Karen has a love affair with cookbooks. In fact, she started a company that features BBQ cookbooks. “I have to reign myself in when it comes to buying cookbooks. We actually added a room onto our kitchen so we could build bookcases for all of them!” laughs Adler. She is President/Owner of Pig Out Publications, Inc. offering over 250 books on the subject of BBQ and grilling, Karen is author of 13 cookbooks with 9 titles on the subject of barbecue. She is also an award-winning publisher of Texas Barbecue and Pure Prairie-Farm Fresh & Wildy Delicious Food from the Prairie. The Best Little Cookbook Series from Ten Speed Press, (Pub. Date June 20, 2000): Best Little Barbecue Cookbook, Best Little BBQ Sauces Cookbook, Best Little Grilling Cookbook, Best Little Marinades Cookbook From Pig Out Publications: Hooked on Fish on the Grill (August 1992) Easy Grilling & Simple Smoking with the BBQ Queens by Adler & Fertig (March 2001) (Published in 1997 as Que Queens-Easy Grilling & Simple Smoking)

**Fish & Shellfish - Grilled & Smoked co-authored with Judith Fertig (2002, Harvard Common Press)

The BBQ Queens' Big Book of Barbecue co-authored with Judith Fertig (April 2005, Harvard Common Press)

NEW – Weeknight Grilling with the BBQ Queens co-authored with Judith Fertig (April 2006, Harvard Common Press)**

As a traveling culinary instructor, Karen specializes in outdoor cooking (fish, game, meat, and vegetables) and spreads the word of barbecue at her classes, and during interviews whether they be for print, radio, TV or the internet! She has taught cooking classes for the past 20 years. Schools where Karen has taught include Kitchen Conservatory-St. Louis, Halls-Kansas City, FoodFest in Phoenix AZ, Rochester MN, and the Quad cities, A Southern Season in Raleigh Durham, The Dish in Dallas, Central Market Cooking Schools in Texas, Marshall Fields Cooking School in Chicago, The Kansas City Restaurant Association, Cooks of Crocus Hill in St. Paul/Minn., Chef's Gallery in Stillwater MN, the Cook's Nook in McPherson KS, the Culinary Center of Kansas City, KitchenArt in Indiana, Viking Culinary Center in Nashville, Roth Concept Center in Kansas City, and Smoke N Fire in Kansas City .

“I’m a gadget freak, too.” Adds Adler. “Grill woks, all kinds of skewers, flavored woods and wood pellets from alder and orange to sassafras and mulberry and everything in between, charcoal chimney, wood planks, microplane zesters, fresh ginger graters, herb grill racks, and even the stovetop smoker. Of course outside there’s a Big Green Egg kamado cooker, bullet shaped water smoker, Cookshack Smoker Oven, 40,000 BTU MHP gas grill, and the ever reliable Weber kettle charcoal grill.”

Adler's writing career includes articles in Cooking Pleasures, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Great Grilling, and Scooby Doo (a food magazine for parents and children). She has also written the barbecue book review columns for On the Grill, The BBQer and the National Barbecue News.

She has been a spokesperson for Pig Out Publications, the National Barbecue Association, and The Catfish Institute. She also develops recipes for food companies and is co-author of the Smart Pan Cookbook with Judith Fertig for a new temperature sensor skillet. She and Judith have both appeared on the Better Homes & Garden TV and the DIY network's special grill shows for summer of 2005, and Grill Gals – a TV Food Network Special in 2006.

Karen is a member of Les Dames d'Escoffier (Past President-of the Kansas City Chapter), International Association of Culinary Professionals, Hearth Patio & Barbecue Association, Awards of Excellence Chairman and past Vice-President for the National Barbecue Association, Slow Foods board member for the Kansas City Convivium, board member of the National Barbecue Hall Of Fame and Museum, and founder of the BBQ ('Que) Queens.

 


Judith Fertig


According to food writer and cookbook author Judith M. Fertig, "Food tells a story that appeals to all the senses." In her newspaper and magazine articles, cookbooks, cooking classes, and special event appearances, she brings to life our shared and delectable love of food.

In copy writing and recipe development work for food corporations and commodity boards, her involvement has helped clients reap a 200 percent return on investment.

Freelancing for magazines and newspapers, Fertig’s work has appeared in Cooking Light, Vegetarian Times, Better Homes & Gardens, Saveur, Better Homes & Gardens, Mary Emmerling's Home Companion, Cooking Pleasures, Country Living, Kansas City Home Design, The New York Times, The London Sunday Times, the former Taste Magazine in London, and the James Beard Award-winning The Kansas City Star .

Fertig's professional culinary training includes La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine when it was still in Paris and the Cordon Bleu in London. She gives cooking classes across the country and has appeared nationally on radio and television.

Her newest cookbooks are Weeknight Grilling with the BBQ Queens (Harvard Common Press, Spring 2006) and The BBQ Queens’ Big Book of Barbecue (Harvard Common Press, Spring 2005), both co-authored with Karen Adler. Fish & Shellfish Grilled & Smoked , also co-authored with Adler, was named one of the best grill books of the year by the Associated Press in 2002. About All-American Desserts: 400 Star-Spangled, Razzle-Dazzle Recipes for America's Best-Loved Desserts (The Harvard Common Press, 2003), Publisher's Weekly decreed, "For the cook whose shelves are rife with books on contemporary cuisine, this book—think of it as an enhanced Betty Crocker recipe cookbook—is well worth adding to the shelf." Fertig's Prairie Home Breads (2001) was chosen as one of the 10 best cookbooks of the year by the Chicago Tribune. Prairie Home Cooking (1999) was nominated for both the IACP and James Beard Awards, the culinary equivalent of the Oscar and Golden Globe Awards in the film industry.

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Karen Adler and Judith Fertig

BBQ Experts, Co-Authors of "Easy Grilling and Simple Smoking with the BBQ Queens", "Fish & Shellfish Grilled & Smoked", "The BBQ Queens: Big Book of Barbecue", "Weeknight Grilling with the BBQ Queens"

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Karen Adler and Judith Fertig Biography

Karen Adler and Judith Fertig have been spreading the word of slow-smoked barbecue & hot and fast grilling throughout the country in magazine and newspaper articles, cooking classes, television and radio guest appearances, and special events. From a simple gas or charcoal grill to a stainless steel outdoor kitchen and everything in between, Adler and Fertig can show you how it’s done without chipping a manicured fingernail.

As barbecue competitors , they have participated in the infamous “ Battle of the Sexes Barbecue Contest”-and won, more times than not. Their team costume includes rhinestone tiaras and strands of pearls or anything that glitters, as they do their regal schtick preparing food fit for royalty.

As cookbook authors , they've cumulatively authored twenty cookbooks together that have sold over 500,000 copies, including Easy Grilling and Simple Smoking with the BBQ Queens and Fish & Shellfish Grilled & Smoked . The first book in the new “BBQ Queen” series is The BBQ Queens’ Big Book of Barbecue (April 2005) . It covers everything from grilling to smoking, rotisserie to skewering, planking, stir-grilling, and more. The second book published in April 2006 is Weeknight Grilling with the BBQ Queens . This grill book is for fast and fabulous meals prepared in about 30 minutes.

As culinary instructors , they've taught over 75,000 students. And they still get a thrill out of encouraging someone to try something new in the kitchen or outside on the grill.

As grilling and smoking experts with a broad appeal, they’ve cumulatively written for and appeared in magazines including Food & Wine, On the Grill, Better Homes & Gardens, Saveur, Cooking Light, Country Home, Vegetarian Times, Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion and Midwest Living. Judith is a former columnist for the James Beard- and AFJ Award-winning Kansas City Star food section.

TV appearances include local and national news programs, Better Homes & Garden TV, TV Food Network appearances, DIY Network Grilling Special, and Satellite TV tours on behalf of the Catfish Institute, the Hearth Patio & Barbecue Association, and Silver Dollar City’s Bluegrass and BBQ Festival.

Karen Adler


Like many 'foodies' Karen has a love affair with cookbooks. In fact, she started a company that features BBQ cookbooks. “I have to reign myself in when it comes to buying cookbooks. We actually added a room onto our kitchen so we could build bookcases for all of them!” laughs Adler. She is President/Owner of Pig Out Publications, Inc. offering over 250 books on the subject of BBQ and grilling, Karen is author of 13 cookbooks with 9 titles on the subject of barbecue. She is also an award-winning publisher of Texas Barbecue and Pure Prairie-Farm Fresh & Wildy Delicious Food from the Prairie. The Best Little Cookbook Series from Ten Speed Press, (Pub. Date June 20, 2000): Best Little Barbecue Cookbook, Best Little BBQ Sauces Cookbook, Best Little Grilling Cookbook, Best Little Marinades Cookbook From Pig Out Publications: Hooked on Fish on the Grill (August 1992) Easy Grilling & Simple Smoking with the BBQ Queens by Adler & Fertig (March 2001) (Published in 1997 as Que Queens-Easy Grilling & Simple Smoking)

**Fish & Shellfish - Grilled & Smoked co-authored with Judith Fertig (2002, Harvard Common Press)

The BBQ Queens' Big Book of Barbecue co-authored with Judith Fertig (April 2005, Harvard Common Press)

NEW – Weeknight Grilling with the BBQ Queens co-authored with Judith Fertig (April 2006, Harvard Common Press)**

As a traveling culinary instructor, Karen specializes in outdoor cooking (fish, game, meat, and vegetables) and spreads the word of barbecue at her classes, and during interviews whether they be for print, radio, TV or the internet! She has taught cooking classes for the past 20 years. Schools where Karen has taught include Kitchen Conservatory-St. Louis, Halls-Kansas City, FoodFest in Phoenix AZ, Rochester MN, and the Quad cities, A Southern Season in Raleigh Durham, The Dish in Dallas, Central Market Cooking Schools in Texas, Marshall Fields Cooking School in Chicago, The Kansas City Restaurant Association, Cooks of Crocus Hill in St. Paul/Minn., Chef's Gallery in Stillwater MN, the Cook's Nook in McPherson KS, the Culinary Center of Kansas City, KitchenArt in Indiana, Viking Culinary Center in Nashville, Roth Concept Center in Kansas City, and Smoke N Fire in Kansas City .

“I’m a gadget freak, too.” Adds Adler. “Grill woks, all kinds of skewers, flavored woods and wood pellets from alder and orange to sassafras and mulberry and everything in between, charcoal chimney, wood planks, microplane zesters, fresh ginger graters, herb grill racks, and even the stovetop smoker. Of course outside there’s a Big Green Egg kamado cooker, bullet shaped water smoker, Cookshack Smoker Oven, 40,000 BTU MHP gas grill, and the ever reliable Weber kettle charcoal grill.”

Adler's writing career includes articles in Cooking Pleasures, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Great Grilling, and Scooby Doo (a food magazine for parents and children). She has also written the barbecue book review columns for On the Grill, The BBQer and the National Barbecue News.

She has been a spokesperson for Pig Out Publications, the National Barbecue Association, and The Catfish Institute. She also develops recipes for food companies and is co-author of the Smart Pan Cookbook with Judith Fertig for a new temperature sensor skillet. She and Judith have both appeared on the Better Homes & Garden TV and the DIY network's special grill shows for summer of 2005, and Grill Gals – a TV Food Network Special in 2006.

Karen is a member of Les Dames d'Escoffier (Past President-of the Kansas City Chapter), International Association of Culinary Professionals, Hearth Patio & Barbecue Association, Awards of Excellence Chairman and past Vice-President for the National Barbecue Association, Slow Foods board member for the Kansas City Convivium, board member of the National Barbecue Hall Of Fame and Museum, and founder of the BBQ ('Que) Queens.

 


Judith Fertig


According to food writer and cookbook author Judith M. Fertig, "Food tells a story that appeals to all the senses." In her newspaper and magazine articles, cookbooks, cooking classes, and special event appearances, she brings to life our shared and delectable love of food.

In copy writing and recipe development work for food corporations and commodity boards, her involvement has helped clients reap a 200 percent return on investment.

Freelancing for magazines and newspapers, Fertig’s work has appeared in Cooking Light, Vegetarian Times, Better Homes & Gardens, Saveur, Better Homes & Gardens, Mary Emmerling's Home Companion, Cooking Pleasures, Country Living, Kansas City Home Design, The New York Times, The London Sunday Times, the former Taste Magazine in London, and the James Beard Award-winning The Kansas City Star .

Fertig's professional culinary training includes La Varenne Ecole de Cuisine when it was still in Paris and the Cordon Bleu in London. She gives cooking classes across the country and has appeared nationally on radio and television.

Her newest cookbooks are Weeknight Grilling with the BBQ Queens (Harvard Common Press, Spring 2006) and The BBQ Queens’ Big Book of Barbecue (Harvard Common Press, Spring 2005), both co-authored with Karen Adler. Fish & Shellfish Grilled & Smoked , also co-authored with Adler, was named one of the best grill books of the year by the Associated Press in 2002. About All-American Desserts: 400 Star-Spangled, Razzle-Dazzle Recipes for America's Best-Loved Desserts (The Harvard Common Press, 2003), Publisher's Weekly decreed, "For the cook whose shelves are rife with books on contemporary cuisine, this book—think of it as an enhanced Betty Crocker recipe cookbook—is well worth adding to the shelf." Fertig's Prairie Home Breads (2001) was chosen as one of the 10 best cookbooks of the year by the Chicago Tribune. Prairie Home Cooking (1999) was nominated for both the IACP and James Beard Awards, the culinary equivalent of the Oscar and Golden Globe Awards in the film industry.

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  • How to book Karen Adler and Judith Fertig?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Karen Adler and Judith Fertig for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Karen Adler and Judith Fertig, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Karen Adler and Judith Fertig or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Karen Adler and Judith Fertig?

    Booking fees for Karen Adler and Judith Fertig, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Karen Adler and Judith Fertig, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Karen Adler and Judith Fertig?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Karen Adler and Judith Fertig for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Karen Adler and Judith Fertig for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Karen Adler and Judith Fertig or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Karen Adler and Judith Fertig or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Karen Adler and Judith Fertig is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Karen Adler and Judith Fertig for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Karen Adler and Judith Fertig generally travels from Kansas City, MO, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Casey Thompson, Katie Lee, Mindy Segal, Bonnie Muirhead and Aida Mollenkamp. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Karen Adler and Judith Fertig for an upcoming event.

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