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Material Handled:
Handles: Nonfiction

Areas: Beauty and Fashion; Biography; Business; Cookery; Finance; Gardening; Health; Lifestyle; Science; Sport; Travel; Women's Interests

Markets: Adult
This agency does not charge fees, but may ask the author to cover some costs such as postage, photocopying, etc.
Submissions policy:
This agency accepts unsolicited MSS in some areas, but not all. Both queries and submissions by email are accepted.
Professional affiliations:
Member of the Association of Authors' Representatives (AAR).
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The agency represents, develops, and packages a wide range of commercially successful properties. It negotiates publishing agreements with the top trade houses in the U.S., licenses all subsidiary rights, arranges foreign editions and translation rights, and licenses film and performance rights. The agency has a working relationship with Artists Agency to handle television clients. The agency’s varied list is concentrated mainly on nonfiction, with a special emphasis on the culinary.

Clients: Paula Deen, of the acclaimed #1 TVFN shows and co-owner of the renowned Savannah restaurant The Lady and Sons, for her bestselling books on Southern entertaining, including the New York Times bestseller Paula Deen Celebrates! written with Martha Nesbit, the #2 New York Times bestselling inspirational memoir entitled It Ain’t All About the Cookin’ written with Sherry Suib Cohen, Savannah Style written with Brandon Branch, two children’s cookbooks written with Martha Nesbit, the New York Times bestseller Christmas With Paula Deen, Paula Deen’s Journal and Kitchen Wisdom, and Paula’s newest NYT bestseller Paula Deen’s The Deen Family Cookbook, and the forthcoming Paula Deen’s Bible of Southern Cooking, both written with Melissa Clark (all Simon & Schuster), and two bestselling calendars (Random House), (all with Artists Agency); Anne Burrell, star of TVFN’s “Secrets of a Restaurant Chef” and “Worst Cooks in America” for the forthcoming Cook Like a Rockstar: At the Stove with America’s Favorite Girl Chef (Clarkson Potter, 2011) written with Suzanne Lenzer and also for a second book (also Potter); Suzanne Goin, chef/owner of restaurants Lucques and A.O.C., both in L.A., for her Beard Award-winning and IACP-nominated book Sunday Suppers at Lucques (Knopf), named by the New York Times as one of the best cookbooks of the year, written with Teri Gelber; Sur la Table, the chain of cookware stores, catalogs, and website, for the series of cookbooks published under its name, including the James Beard Foundation Award nominated Things Cooks Love written with Marie Simmons, the IACP Award winning The Art and Soul of Baking written with Cindy Mushet, Knives Cooks Love, written with Sarah Jay, an entertaining book by Director Emeritus of SLT Renee Behnke, written with Cynthia Nims, Baking Kids Love with Cindy Mushet, Tips Cooks Love, written with Rick Rogers, Eating Local, written with Janet Fletcher, and Gifts From the Kitchen, written with Diane Morgan, (all Andrews McMeel); Jamie and Bobby Deen, stars of their own TVFN show and co-owners of The Lady and Sons Restaurant in Savannah with their mother Paula Deen, for their cookbooks, The Deen Bros. Cookbook and Ya’ll Come Eat, (Meredith Books) plus The Deen Brothers Take It Easy and a forthcoming title, The Deen Brothers Take It Outside (Random House/Ballantine), all written with Melissa Clark (with Artists Agency); Gina and Patrick Neely, the stars of the TVFN hit show Down Home With the Neelys, for their NYT bestseller of the same name, written with Paula Disbrowe and a forthcoming cookbook written with Ann Volkwein (both Knopf), (with Artists Agency); Jim Lahey for his enormously popular “no-knead” breadmaking technique from the Sullivan Street Bakery entitled My Bread written with Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Flaste (Norton) and its much anticipated follow up book on Pizza, (Clarkson Potter, 2011); the Beard Award winning author David Wondrich for Imbibe! - From absinthe cocktail to whiskey smash, a salute in stories and drinks to “professor” Jerry Thomas, pioneer of the American bar and for the forthcoming book Punch! (both Perigee); Andrew Feinberg and Francine Stephens, the duo behind Brooklyn’s critically acclaimed Franny’s restaurant, for their first cookbook, Franny’s Brooklyn Italian Kitchen, written with Melissa Clark (Artisan, 2012); Mike Mills, partner in and barbecue guru to Danny Meyers’ Blue Smoke Restaurant, and his daughter, Amy Tunnicliffe, co-authors of the James Beard Award nominated Peace, Love, and Barbeque, a cookbook and history (Rodale); Maida Heatter, doyenne of desserts, whose book Maida Heatter’s Book of Great Desserts was inducted into the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame, and for six of her other timeless books (all Andrews McMeel); Nancy Silverton, of the renowned La Brea Bakery, a James Beard and IACP Award winner for Nancy Silverton’s Sandwich Book, written with Teri Gelber, and for A Twist of the Wrist, and the forthcoming The Mozza Cookbook, both written with Carolynn Carreño (all Knopf); Kenny Shopsin’s unique book Eat Me! The Food and Philosophy of Kenny Shopsin, based on his Shopsin’s General Store in New York City written with Carolynn Carreño (Knopf); Sara Foster, of the Foster’s Markets in North Carolina, for her bestseller The Foster’s Market Cookbook (Random House), written with Sarah Belk King, the sequels, entitled Fresh Every Day and Casual Cooking both written with Carolynn Carreño (both Clarkson Potter) and her forthcoming A Little Slice of Southern (Random House, 2011); Sherry Yard, James Beard Award winner, Executive Pastry Chef at Spago, and author of The Secrets of Baking, a Main Selection of the Good Cook Book Club, and Desserts by the Yard (both Houghton Mifflin); Melissa Clark, acclaimed collaborative writer and New York Times food columnist, for her forthcoming, much-anticipated Adventures of A Good Appetite (Hyperion, 2010); and also co-author of Claudia Fleming’s The Last Course (Random House), co-author with Daniel Boulud of Global Braise (Ecco), co-author with David Bouley on East of Paris (Ecco), co-author with Bill Yosses the White House pastry chef for his forthcoming book The Perfect Finish (Norton), co-author on the Blue Ribbon cookbook with Bruce and Eric Bromberg (Clarkson Potter), co-author with Jamie and Bobby Deen of their four cookbooks, and for her own books Chef Interrupted (Clarkson Potter) and The Skinny (Meredith Books), written with Robin Aronson; Andrew Dornenburg and Karen Page, James Beard Award winners, and Julia Child Award nominees, and authors of the books Becoming a Chef, The New American Chef, and Culinary Artistry (all Wiley), for their books including What to Drink With What You Eat the winner of the Deboeuf Award as well as the IACP Cookbook of the Year, The Flavor Bible, What to Drink With What You Eat, and the forthcoming book On Wine Mastering (all Little Brown); Kate McDonough, founding editor of, the very successful web-based resource for urban home cooks, for The City Cook: Big City, Small Kitchen, Limitless Ingredients, No Time, (Simon & Schuster, 2010); Frank Mentesana and Jerome Audureau, proprietors of Once Upon a Tart, co-authors with Carolynn Carreño of their cookbook of the same name (Knopf), a Main Selection of the Good Cook Book Club; Peter Berley, James Beard and IACP Award-winning author of The Modern Vegetarian Kitchen and Fresh Food Fast (both ReganBooks), both written with Melissa Clark and his book The Flexitarian Kitchen (Houghton Mifflin,), written with Zoe Singer; Susan Spicer of Bayona in New Orleans, for her first book Crescent City Cooking, co-written with Paula Disbrowe (Knopf); Mark Peel chef/owner of the acclaimed Campanile restaurant in L.A, for his forthcoming book, Classic Family Dinners written with Martha Rose Schulman (Wiley); Wanda and Giovanna Tornabene, two-time winners of the James Beard Award for Best Italian Cookbook for their books La Cucina Siciliana di Gangivecchio and Sicilian Home Cooking, for their book, 100 Ways to Be Pasta, with Carolynn Carreño (all Knopf); Hiroko Shimbo, the James Beard Award nominee and author of the authoritative The Japanese Kitchen, for The Sushi Experience (Knopf), a social history and technique manual for making sushi and the forthcoming Quick-Fix Japanese (Andrews McMeel, 2011); The AMA, whose American Medical Association Family Cookbook, conceived, packaged and agented by the Agency and written by Bon Appétit columnists Brooke Dojny and Melanie Barnard, which won the prestigious James Beard Award; Bruce and Eric Bromberg, owners of the eight Blue Ribbon restaurants in New York City, for their book Blue Ribbon Cookbook, written with Melissa Clark (Clarkson Potter, 2010); Donald Link, chef/owner of Herbsaint and Cochon in New Orleans, for his Beard Award Winning cookbook entitled Real Cajun, written with Paula Disbrowe (Clarkson Potter); and Lovina Eicher and Kevin Williams, authors of the syndicated column “The Amish Cook,” for The Amish Cook series of books, (all Andrew McMeel).

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