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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

  • Charlie Trotter Day


    The legacy lives on. Learn more about the highs and lows of the chef who transformed Chicago dining, and whose work helped shape culinary culture across the... more >>


  • Meet O.H. Bennett


    The new novel by O.H. Bennett, Recognition, was just released by our Bolden imprint a few weeks ago. It's already earned high praise from Publishers Weekly, and we think it's a terrific summer read--a twisty, engrossing story about a woman who, while... more >>


  • James Brown, American genius


    When I was editing the first book ever published by Agate, Jill Nelson's electrifying Sexual Healing, Jill and I spoke frequently, and reverently, of the unique power of James Brown's work, and the depth of his influence on American music. This... more >>


  • 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 >>