Butch Cook Book
Edited by Lee Lynch,
Nel Ward, & Sue Hardesty
Ever wondered about all the Butch Cooks and
what they look like?
HERE to find out!
This terrific collection of recipes,
contributed by butches from around the world and from all
walks of life, is mixed with butch musings, life and lore,
history, and great quotes. Novice to gourmet, these chefs
have shared their expertise, frequently with humor, in easy-to-follow,
hands-on instructions for an entirely new blend of cooking
and culture. Irresistible offerings include quick meals for
a night on your own, luscious potluck recipes, holiday indulgences,
sweet treats, a special time for two, and even goodies for
furry friends. This collection exemplifies the best of the
butch, a feast for palate and heart.
Contributors include authors,
playwrights, comedians, musicians, artists, chefs, activists,
lawyers, librarians, teachers, truck drivers, construction
workers, editors, entrepreneurs, doctors, nurses, mothers,
bloggers, biologists, volcanologist, and a myriad of others.
for the Book
"Prepare to disabuse yourself
of the notion that the butch half of a lesbian couple is not
the cook... The editors envision the volume as a 'validation
of who we are,' and the personal stories that accompany the
recipes (as well as the forays into lesbian history) are as
comforting as the food.
~Ilene Cooper at BOOKLIST
"I love THE BUTCH COOK BOOK
- and I'm someone who hates to cook! It's a wonderful combination
of seductive food, engaging personal stories, and butch history.
Who could resist? You can settle back with a nice claret and
savor The Beleaguered Butch's Meatloaf with Zucchini Casserole,
followed by Melting Marshmallow Heart Buns. And all the while
you'll be painlessly absorbing the narrative of butch adventures,
culinary and otherwise over the years. What's not to love?
~Ann Bannon, the mother of lesbian pulp
fiction, and speaker, instructor, and author of The Beebo
"I was lucky enough to be
gifted with it, and after reading it, I'm eager to try a few
recipes, especially Lee's Mellow Mix (I'm a gorp fan), Sue's
Lemon-Ginger scones, and Mary's Quad Chocolate Chip cookies.
The book is more entertainment than culinary lodestar, thus
will be a fun read whenever you need a smile."
~Elizabeth Sims, author of multiple novels, essays, stories,
writing how-to articles, and the nonfiction book You've
Got a Book in You: A Stress-Free Guide to Writing the Book
of Your Dreams
"I have used the butch cook
book for the last 4 years and have made a couple dozen of
the recipes. I highly recommend for the ease of making, the
humorous commentary and the variety of dishes."
~E.B. Mulligan, Vine Voice at Amazon.com