Karen Adler has written 13 books on grilling and barbecue, 9 of them together with Judith Fertig; together she and Judith bill themselves as "The BBQ Queens." Among their bestsellers is Fish and Shellfish, Grilled and Smoked. Adler is also the president and owner of Pigout Publications, a wholesaler and distributor of barbecue and grilling books into specialty markets.
Judith M. Fertig is a bestselling and award-winning cookbook author. She lives in Shawnee Mission, Kansas, where she develops recipes that celebrate the rich culinary traditions of the Heartland. A recognized authority on regional Midwestern cuisine and an experienced cookbook author and food writer, she has studied at the Cordon Bleu in London and La Varenne in Paris. Prairie Home Breads follows Fertig's definitive Prairie Home Cooking, a collection of recipes inspired by the abundant produce of the Midwestern states, including wild and heirloom fruits and vegetables, game, grains, and beef. The bestselling Prairie Home Cooking was a 1999 nominee for both the IACP Cookbook Award and the James Beard Book Award. Fertig is also the author of the award-winning Pure Prairie: Farm Fresh and Wildly Delicious Foods from the Prairie, as well as several books on barbeque with co-author Karen Adler.