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. A near fine copy of this early example of positive gay culture in 20th century print media.
Very minor tanning to spine and endpapers. Minor indent to spine near tail. Very minor wear to fore-edge of front section. Near Fine Condition.
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