The Gay Cookbook
23cm x 16cm. viii, 280 pages, black and white illustrations. Illustrated glossy papered boards.
Reprint edition of Bell Edition, being the Second, 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.
Very minor bumping to corners. Near Fine Condition.