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Tag along with Poppy’s bevy of rollicking drag queens for an unforgettable time. Stunning photos of glamorous divas vie with world-famous brunch dishes bringing a surprise with every turn of the page.
Drag Queen Brunch features gorgeous photography of the dishes (both the ladies and the recipes) in some of New Orleans most beautiful and iconic restaurants and courtyards. The book includes a foreword from a prominent voice in the national LGBTQ community, detailing the history of drag and this very special community in New Orleans. Also, an epilogue, explaining Poppy Tooker's role in the Drag Queen world and the charitable tie in with Crescent Care and Lazarus House.
A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of The Drag Queen Brunch Book will be dedicated to Crescent Care (NO Aids Task Force) and the Lazarus House. Both of these organizations have been active in New Orleans and the surrounding area for over 30 years.
About the Author
Poppy Tooker is a native New Orleanian who has spent her life immersed in the vibrant colors and local flavors of New Orleans. She is host of WWNO (NPR-affiliated radio) show and podcast, Louisiana Eats, named Best National and Best Regional Radio Program in the Food and Beverage category by the Taste Awards in Los Angeles. After being tapped to update one of the earliest Louisiana cookbooks, Madame Begue’s Creole Recipes of Old New Orleans Creole Cookery, first published in 1900, Poppy went on to continue the story of Begue’s with Tujague's Cookbook, Creole Recipes and Lore in the Grand New Orleans Tradition. Her Pascal’s Manale Cookbook chronicles the food and the story of New Orleans second oldest, continuously operating family owned restaurant.