Karen Adler

Like many 'foodies' Karen Adler has a love affair with cookbooks. In fact, she started a company that features BBQ cookbooks. “I have to rein 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 Karen. She has authored and co-authored 18 cookbooks, with 14 of them being on BBQ. 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.

Karen is also a self-proclaimed gadget-freak and an avid gardener. She is a spokesperson for Pig Out Publications, the National Barbecue Association, and The Catfish Institute. She also develops recipes for food companies. Karen 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 Food-Kansas City past board member, and founder of the BBQ ('Que) Queens. She lives in Kansas City, MO.

Books by Karen Adler