The Gay Cookbook
23cm x 16cm. viii, 280 pages, black and white illustrations. Illustrated cloth.
First edition, first printing, of “the complete compendium of campy cuisine and menus for men…or what have you” by Chef Lou Rand Hogan. Campy cartoons by David Costain. The first cookbook marketed to the gay man. Hogan, after a failed attempt at a career in show business, learned the art of cooking fine cuisine working luxury cruises where he was part of a deliciously camp work culture, the humour of which is evident in his writing style. An early example of positive gay culture in 20th century print media.
Moderate tanning to cloth. Small chip and stain to middle of spine. Minor push to spine tail, very minor to crown. Very minor bump to tail fore-edge corner. Interior clean. Good Condition.