Queer in the Kitchen

By Gay's The Word

By Gay's The Word

Here are some LGBTQ+ cooks and cookbook writers to keep you company in the kitchen. 

A Cook's Book

Nigel Slater

£30.00 £28.50

A Cook’s Book is the story of Nigel Slater’s life in the kitchen. From the first jam tart Nigel made with his mum standing on a chair trying to reach the Aga, through to what he is cooking now, this is the ultimate Nigel Slater collection.

Cook As You Are: Recipes for Real Life, Hungry Cooks and Messy Kitchens

Ruby Tandoh

£19.99 £18.99

The latest from Ruby Tandoh, making food, cooking, and the kitchen more accessible for all. Really.

Small Victories: Recipes, Advice + Hundreds of Ideas for Home Cooking Triumphs

Julia Turshen

£26.00 £24.70

A cookbook that contains a recipe for a 'Happy Wife, Happy Life Chocolate Cake' can't go wrong. A kitchen favourite from a tried-and-true queer American cookbook author.

Ottolenghi FLAVOUR

Yotam Ottolenghi and Ixta Belfrage

£27.00 £25.65

Ottolenghi's 2020 release is, of course, resplendent.

The Flavor Equation: The Science of Great Cooking Explained + More Than 100 Essential Recipes

Nik Sharma

£26.00 £24.70

Nik Sharma's second book after Season, all focused on flavour, science, and great recipes.

Tasty Pride: 75 recipes that celebrate good food, love and acceptance

Buzzfeed's Tasty

£22.00 £20.90

'Food has the unique power to connect, nourish and inspire. Cook your way through this book and share in the stories of love, acceptance and pride within these pages' - Jesse Szewczyk, Food Editor, Tasty.

The Little Library Christmas

Kate Young

£15.00 £14.25

Kate Young's third book for festive seasons big and small...

Vegan (ish): 100 simple, budget recipes that don't cost the earth

Jack Monroe

£16.99 £16.14

From Breakfast Muckmuffins to Beet Wellington, and Kinda-Carbonara to Bakewell Tart, Jack's easy, vibrant home cooking is tasty, tempting and surprisingly uncomplicated.

Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food

Nik Sharma

£25.00 £23.75

Nik Sharma's first book is sumptuous and a beautiful gift for anyone interested in Indian cooking with influences from California, the American South, and family.

The Little Library Year: Recipes and reading to suit each season

Kate Young

£25.00 £23.75

Kate Young's second book in the Little Library series...

Liam Charles Second Helpings: 70 wicked recipes that will leave you wanting more

Liam Charles

£22.00 £20.90

Who doesn't love Liam? The second cookbook from the star of Liam Bakes...

One Tin Bakes: Sweet and simple traybakes, pies, bars and buns

Edd Kimber

£17.99 £17.09

Recommended twice over during our call out for queer cookbooks on Twitter, this is the second book from Edd Kimber, the first winner of GBBO.

Tin Can Cook: 75 Simple Store-cupboard Recipes

Jack Monroe

£6.99 £6.64

Beautifully designed with accompanying quirky hand-drawn illustrations, this book is for you if you've struggled to make a dish because the recipe calls for an exotic ingredient you've never heard of.

The Little Library Cookbook

Kate Young

£25.00 £23.75

The original Little Library Cookbook--100 recipes from your favourite stories--from Kate Young, recommended by Charlie Morris (Read It Queer First on Bookshop UK).

Flavour: Eat What You Love

Ruby Tandoh

£25.00 £23.75

This is Erica's go-to cookbook for the kitchen. Ruby Tandoh's writing style is a joy and her recipes are accessible, delicious, and fun to make.

Eat Up: Food, Appetite and Eating What You Want

Ruby Tandoh

£8.99 £8.54

A follow-up manifesto from Ruby Tandoh, to eat what you love...

Ottolenghi SIMPLE

Yotam Ottolenghi

£30.00 £28.50

One to read or cook from while listening to Yotam's Desert Island Discs interview...

Feed the Resistance: Recipes + Ideas for Getting Involved

Julia Turshen

£10.99 £10.44

Community and activism is at the heart of everything Julia Turshen does, and this book is no different.

Antoni in the Kitchen

Antoni Porowski

£20.00 £19.00

Watched Queer Eye and wondered if Antoni can cook? Well, here's the proof!

Liam Charles Cheeky Treats: Includes recipes from the new Liam Bakes TV show on Channel 4

Liam Charles

£22.00 £20.90

Liam's first cookbook following his appearance on GBBO in 2017 and his Channel 4 show, Liam Bakes.

Kristen Kish Cooking: Recipes and Techniques: A Cookbook

Kristen Kish and Meredith Erickson

£35.00 £33.25

Kristen Kish won internet hearts when she won Top Chef in the US... From the publisher: From one of the most exciting young chefs in America today, a cookbook with more than 80 recipes that celebrate impeccable technique and bridge her Korean heritage, Michigan upbringing, Boston cooking years, and more.

My First Cook Book

David Atherton and Rachel Stubbs

£14.99 £14.24

One for the whole family--or nieces and nephews--to cook from, an illustrated cookbook from the 2019 GBBO winner.

Hang Fire Cookbook: Recipes and Adventures in American BBQ

Shauna Guinn and Samantha Evans

£15.00 £14.25

An American BBQ cookbook from partners in life and at the grill...

Cooking With The Bears: Healthy Recipes by Hairy Men

Angelo Sindaco

£30.00 £28.50

Uli says, 'If you go into the kitchen tonight, you're in for a big surprise!'

Short and Sweet

Dan Lepard

£25.00 £23.75

Collecting together Dan's best recipes - and mixing science with old-fashioned kitchen wisdom - Dan has tried and tested almost every baking technique out there.

Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

Samin Nosrat and Wendy MacNaughton

£36.00 £34.20

Ok, ok, Samin isn't queer...but she is a fantastic ally AND Erica loves cooking from this book and listening to her lockdown podcast, Home Cooking, so that counts, right?? Check out her granola and panzanella recipes to start with...

Love another cookbook by an LGBTQ+ chef or cookbook writer? Get in touch with Gay's The Word bookseller Erica Gillingham to talk cookbooks via Twitter or Instagram.

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