Poppy Tooker’s Drag Queen Brunch cookbook won’t clean your kitchen, but it’ll help you whip up Eggs Sardou with an attitude.
Tooker, an award-winning author, TV personality and host of NPR-affiliated radio show “Louisiana Eats!”, has combined her love of drag with her in-depth knowledge of New Orleans cuisine to create something truly remarkable.
The book features gorgeous photography of the queens, cocktails, and nibbles in some of New Orleans most beautiful and iconic restaurants and courtyards. Tooker combines the history and tradition of New Orleans drag culture with striking imagery, captivating stories and curated recipes from some of the city’s most acclaimed restaurants.
With photography by Sam Hanna and a foreword by drag artist Vinsantos Defonte, Drag Queen Brunch takes readers on a rollicking journey through New Orleans with a bevy of drag queens as they host a one-of-a-kind brunch. Stunning photos of glamorous dishes deliver surprises with every page. Profiles of 15 drag beauties tell unique and personal stories and 60 cocktail and brunch recipes from New Orleans’ famed dining institutions and top-tier eateries will leave readers hungry for more
“This book is intended to tell the delicious tales of drag queens past and present,” Tooker tells LGBTQ Nation. “It’s filled with spectacular dishes (both the queens and the food) and is a timeless testament to such a rich part of our culture.”
A percentage of the proceeds from the sale will be dedicated to Crescent Care. The not-for-profit organization provides care to the underserved and LGBTQ+ communities in New Orleans and surrounding areas.
You can pre-order the book now and get your copy next week when it, you know, comes out.
And, yes, Eggs Sardou is one of the recipes – courtesy of Antoine’s Restaurant in the French Quarter. But you’ll have to pick up your own copy for the recipe.