The Art of Gay Cooking is a witty literary portrait that takes the reader from the author's grandmother's kitchen in southern Germany to his formative childhood years in Paris, from the attic apartment in Brooklyn Heights where he lives with his husband to his clients' posh homes in Manhattan and the Hamptons. Alternating intimate anecdotes and wry observations about the culinary world with over 250 easy-to-follow recipes, the book explores a rich, gay life devoted to beauty and art where the home kitchen always takes center stage.
"I was overwhelmed by its very personal beauty... Reading The Art of Gay Cooking I think back to a life I wanted to re-create, and the terms on which I wanted to re-create it."
- Jeremiah Tower, co-owner of Chez Panisse (1972-1978) and author of Start The Fire and numerous other cookbooks
"Yes, this is a cookbook, and one of the best and most inspiring I’ve read in years, but it’s also a sly and hilarious memoir of downtown New York in the 90s, full of gossip and drama and heart. Daniel Isengart’s The Art of Gay Cooking is hugely entertaining, provocative, and useful--an Alice B. Toklas Cookbook for a new generation. I love this book."
- Luke Barr, author of Ritz and Escoffier and Provence, 1970
Read more at http://outpost19.com/GayCooking
- 350 pages, paperback
- over two dozen original illustrations by Filip Noterdaeme
Queering The Kitchen: A Manifesto, also by Daniel Isengart, is a short, fierce companion piece. Available here: https://gum.co/QueeringTheKitchen