In 1954, Alice B. Toklas published her seminal culinary memoir, The Alice B. Toklas Cookbook, which became one of the best-selling cookbooks of all time. Now, two generations later, cabaret performer and sought-after private chef Daniel Isengart is coming out with a gay adaptation of the classic, complete with a recipe for pot brownies, which, against popular belief, was not included in Toklas’s book (her book in fact presented a friend’s recipe for “Hashish Fudge”) and a Foreword by the eminent Godfather of California cuisine, Jeremiah Tower.
Come celebrate the release of The Art of Gay Cooking (Outpost19) in the garden of The Invisible Dog Art Center. There will be wine, a sampling of food from the book’s over 250 recipes, a live performance by the author, an author’s chat conducted by writer/comedian Mike Albo, and appropriately themed “bearmallows” made by pastry chef Robert R Karito.
Books will be available for purchase, courtesy of Books Are Magic.
Franco-German expat (and Brooklyn resident since 1999) Daniel Isengart is a cabaret singer, self-trained chef and writer. His biography has been immortalized in The Autobiography of Daniel J. Isengart (Outpost19, 2014), written by his partner Filip Noterdaeme in the style of Gertrude Stein’s memoir, The Autobiography of Alice. B. Toklas.
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Date + Time
Thursday, June 14, 2018
The Invisible Dog Garden
51 Bergen St.