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Recent Releases

The Green City Market Cookbook
Great Recipes from Chicago's Award-Winning Farmers Market
Green City Market
The Green City Market Cookbook is the first collection of recipes from the premier Midwest farmers market.
Recognition
O.H. Bennett
The emotionally charged story of a woman obsessed with finding a homeless man she glimpses on a street corner, who bears a powerful resemblance to the husband who disappeared from her life a decade earlier.
The World's Richest Man: Carlos Slim In His Own Words
Tanni Haas
A collection of thought-provoking direct quotes from Carlos Slim, the Mexican magnate listed as the richest man in the world by Forbes from 2010-2013.
Improvise
Unconventional Career Advice from an Unlikely CEO
Fred Cook
Bold and wildly entertaining, PR giant GolinHarris CEO Fred Cook reveals truths that prove the path to the corner office isn't always the obvious one.
Charcutería
The Soul of Spain
Jeffrey Weiss
The first book to introduce authentic Spanish butchering and meat-curing recipes to the American market.
Provence Food and Wine
The Art of Living
François Millo, Viktorija Todorovska
A collection of delicious, healthful, and easy-to-prepare recipes from the Provence region of southern France.
Opportunity Knocking
Lessons from Business Leaders
Lori Ann LaRocco
CNBC producer Lori Ann LaRocco coaxes stories of innovation and success from some of the world's top business leaders, revealing effective strategies that readers can use to identify and seize business opportunities.
Locally Brewed
Portraits of Craft Breweries from America's Heartland
Anna Blessing
An exploration of 20 small, Midwestern craft breweries, detailing how the movement towards craft beers has grown into a regional phenomenon.

From the Blog

  • Rick Kogan on Chicago gangsters


    Yes, it's a cliche, Rick Kogan of the Tribune says, but Chicago's association with violent gangsters in the public imagination seems immutable. Kogan has graciously contributed a foreword to our upcoming Tribune collaboration Gangsters & Grifters... more >>


  • On Sardinia, writing, and eating


    The New York Times ran a lovely article about D.H. Lawrence's travels in Sardinia a few weekends back, and I've been meaning to share it here ever since reading it. Sardinia is a remarkable little place with a unique culture and history--as I learned... more >>


  • The Green City Market Cookbook


    One of my favorite projects from Agate this summer is the first-ever cookbook from Chicago's famed Green City Market, a beloved local fixture that's earned national renown for how it unites regional farmers, restaurants, and shoppers through their... more >>


  • Publishers Weekly loves Recognition


    Posted this weekend--the first big review for Recognition, the terrific new novel coming out later this month from O.H. Bennett: This engaging literary thriller from Bennett (Creatures Here Below) chronicles a single mother's struggles to come to... more >>


  • New site for Fred Cook's Improvise


    Check out this witty and engaging website devoted to the new release Improvise, written by the witty and engaging Fred Cook, Agate's first author/CEO (of PR powerhouse Golin). One of the reasons I like this book so much is because its message, about... more >>