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17 LGBTQ-Authored Cookbooks To Cook From During Pride (And Beyond)

Supporting goods made by queer creatives makes sure that money is invested right back into the LGBTQ community.

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Happy Pride! πŸ³οΈβ€πŸŒˆ

There are so many ways to celebrate this month. Donating to organizations like GLAAD and the Pride Fund to End Gun Violence are great ways to make a direct impact. But beyond supporting queer nonprofits, another way to contribute is to purchase goods made by queer creatives β€” like cookbooks. This makes sure that money is invested back into the community so we can continue to see representation within the industry.

Last year, we rounded up some of our most-used queer-penned cookbooks β€” and this year is no different. Find many of our current favorites below: they're filled with diverse recipes and stories from some of our favorite food writers. Pride month is all about celebrating the community, and cooking out of these cookbooks is a great way to do just that. So order one (or many!), pick your favorite recipe, and start cooking.

1. Cool Beans by Joe Yonan

Ten Speed Press

Beans, lentils, chickpeas, and pulses are at the core of this new cookbook from Joe Yonan, food and dining editor at The Washington Post. Recipes like harissa-roasted carrot and white bean dip highlight beans in exciting ways β€” while traditional classics like crunchy roasted chickpeas are perfect for keeping in your back pocket.

Get it from Amazon for $21.92, from Barnes & Noble for $27.99, or find it at an independent bookstore or your local library.

2. Zoe's Ghana Kitchen by Zoe Adjonyoh

Mitchell Beazley

If you've yet to explore Ghanaian food, this book is the perfect place to start. In her debut cookbook, Zoe Adjonyoh takes traditional Ghanaian recipes and adds her own style and point of view to the mix. From kyenam (Fante fried fish with shaved papaya) to aboboi (Bambara bean stew), you're sure to find many recipes you'll love.

Get it from Amazon for $29.99, from Barnes & Noble for $29.99, or find it at an independent bookstore or your local library.

3. Start Simple by Lukas Volger

Harper Wave

If unfussy meals using ingredients you might already have on hand are what you're after, look no further than this ultra-practical vegetarian book by Lukas Volger, editorial director of Jarry magazine. Volger walks you through transforming kitchen staples β€” like sweet potatoes, eggs, and beans β€” into simple yet comforting meals.

Get it from Amazon for $24.49, from Barnes & Noble for $29.49, or find it at an independent bookstore or your local library.

4. Coconuts and Collards by Von Diaz

University Press of Florida

This book, written by writer and radio producer Von Diaz, is the direct result of moving from Puerto Rico to Atlanta. The blending of the two food cultures results in delicious recipes β€” like sofrito Bloody Marys β€” that beautifully showcase the best of both worlds.

Get it from Amazon for $18.99, from Barnes & Noble for $28, or find it at an independent bookstore or your local library.

5. The Slider Effect by Jonathan Melendez

Andrews McMeel Publishing

What's better than a burger? A slider! This whimsical cookbook by food blogger and photographer Jonathan Melendez proves that point with flavor-packed recipes like Mediterranean lamb sliders and fish and chip sliders. The book includes four chapters (meat, poultry, seafood, and vegetarian) and lots of innovative ideas β€” so there's a slider for everyone.

Get it from Amazon for $8.98, from Barnes & Noble for $19.99, or find it at an independent bookstore or your local library.

6. Repertoire by Jessica Battilana

Little, Brown and Company

This practical book by San Francisco Chronicle writer Jessica Battilana is filled with trustworthy, simple dishes that can be riffed on and adapted in countless ways. It's all about highly cookable recipes you won't get tired of. So if you're looking for a cookbook you'll turn to over and over again? This is it.

Get it from Amazon for $20.08, from Barnes & Noble for $32, or find it at an independent bookstore or your local library.

7. Drinking French by David Lebovitz

Ten Speed Press

From chef and author David Lebovitz comes this sleek new book that's all about beverages. With 160 recipes ranging from coffee to tea to cocktails, you'll find a drink for any occasion. Along with the drinks, Lebovitz also includes a handful of salty snack recipes to pair them with.

Get it from Amazon for $22.76, from Barnes & Noble for $28, or find it at an independent bookstore or your local library.

8. One Tin Bakes by Edd Kimber

Kyle Books

From the first-ever winner of The Great British Bake Off (Edd Kimber, a.k.a. The Boy Who Bakes) comes this stunning new cookbook filled with sweets β€” cakes, cookies, breads, bars β€” all prepared in a 9x13 baking tin. It's all about accessibility, and it infuses Kimber's signature whimsical style with the ease and function of baking in a single pan.

Pre-order it from Amazon for $15.39, from Barnes & Noble for $22.99, or order it from an independent bookstore.

9. Cook90 by David Tamarkin

Little, Brown and Company

Think cooking every meal from scratch for a full 30 days sounds impossible? Think again. This book by David Tamarkin, digital director of Epicurious, shows you how to enjoy three homemade meals a day for an entire month without getting stressed out.

Get it from Amazon for $18.98, from Barnes & Noble for $30, or find it at an independent bookstore or your local library.

10. Sweet & Southern by Ben Mims

Rizzoli Universe Promotional Books

Los Angeles Times cooking columnist Ben Mims knows a thing or two about southern desserts, and this cookbook proves that. Every recipe is expertly written with fresh twists on classics. If you have a soft spot for southern sweets, this guide is for you.

Get it from Amazon for $19.98, from Barnes & Noble for $19.98, or find it at an independent bookstore or your local library.

11. Cooking Off the Clock by Elizabeth Falkner

Ten Speed Press

If you've ever wondered how a professional chef cooks during their downtime, this book answers that. Esteemed chef Elizabeth Falkner provides casual, everyday recipes that are exciting and inspiring. If you're looking for all-purpose recipes that are both practical and delicious, start with this.

Get it from Amazon for $12, from Barnes & Noble for $4.99 (e-book only), or find it at an independent bookstore or your local library.

12. Big Gay Ice Cream by Bryan Petroff and Douglas Quint

Clarkson Potter

Fans of Big Gay Ice Cream, this is for you. Written by the founders of the beloved ice cream shop, this cookbook will teach you everything you need to know about making homemade frozen treats that taste worthy of a scoop shop.

Get it from Amazon for $25, from Barnes & Noble for $25, or find it at an independent bookstore or your local library.

13. Feed The Resistance by Julia Turshen

Chronicle Books LLC

Compiled by cookbook author and food writer Julia Turshen, this collection of recipes is proof that food is political. The dishes foster community and nourish, and the book acts as a resource for getting involved in a worthy cause. After production fees are paid, additional profits from the book are donated to the ACLU.

Get it from Amazon for $9.99, from Barnes & Noble for $14.95, or find it at an independent bookstore or your local library.

14. Flavour by Ruby Tandoh

Vintage Digital

Food writer Ruby Tandoh's cookbook is organized by ingredient so you can find the perfect recipe, given what you have on hand. It's a collection of dishes (both savory and sweet) that celebrates the joy of cooking and eating β€” and it's all about eating what you love.

Get it from Amazon for $33.13, from Barnes & Noble for $45, or find it at an independent bookstore or your local library.

15. The Flavor Equation by Nik Sharma

Chronicle Books

From Season author Nik Sharma comes this new title that details how various elements β€” like aroma, texture, sound, and emotion β€” can effect how we perceive flavor. Recipes like lemon-lime mintade transform staple ingredients into exciting dishes and drinks that hit all of the right culinary notes.

Pre order it from Amazon for $35, from Barnes & Noble for $35, or order it from an independent bookstore.*

*Note that this cookbook won't publish until October, so you won't be able to cook from it during Pride month β€” but it makes a great gift!

16. My Drunk Kitchen by Hannah Hart

Dey Street Books

If you're a fan of Hannah Hart (host of the hit YouTube series My Drunk Kitchen) you'll love this cookbook that combines her culinary knowledge with her hilarious POV. Recipes like saltine nachos and latke shotkas are both entertaining and delicious, so it's a cookbook that does double duty.

Get it from Amazon for $10.99, from Barnes & Noble for $22.99, or find it at an independent bookstore or your local library.

17. Tasty Pride by Jesse Szewczyk and Tasty

Clarkson Potter

Composed of 75 recipes submitted from members of the queer food community, this technicolor cookbook is an eclectic mix of recipes ranging from spicy strawberry ice cream sundaes to everything bagel beignets. And beyond the diverse recipes, each contributor shares a short personal story β€” some funny, some sad, and all filled with hope.

Get it from Amazon for $17.59, from Barnes & Noble for $25, or find it at an independent bookstore or your local library.

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