Daniel Isengart
Daniel Isengart

Daniel Isengart is a private chef, culinary consultant, and author based in New York City. His most recent books are The Art of Gay Cooking: A Culinary Memoir and Queering the Kitchen: A Manifesto.

Food
Oct. 19 2018 12:48 PMGrain of SaltI mostly use plain kosher salt in my cooking, but I see all these other fancy kinds around. Do I need them?
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Oct. 4 2018 12:24 PMCream DreamsI’ve long carried a torch for crème brûlée. What creamy desserts should I make next?
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Sept. 20 2018 2:54 PMNo RecipeI’d like to attend a cooking class, but I can’t afford it. How can I learn good technique?
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Sept. 6 2018 12:07 PMActive Time: EndlessNew recipes always take me longer than they should. How can I become a faster cook?
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Aug. 23 2018 11:56 AMVeggie FailsWhere should an adult picky eater start with the alien world of roughage?
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Aug. 9 2018 5:57 AMSuppertime SlothI’m going to a potluck. Do I actually have to bring something homemade?
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July 18 2018 4:29 PMWhen Does Reducing Food Waste Turn Into Eating Trash?Introducing the Pickle, Slate’s new food and cooking advice column.
Books
Nov. 22 2017 7:42 AMGourmand, à l’AméricaineAmericans in Paris like Julia Child and M.F.K. Fisher are famous for educating their compatriots about quality cooking. But did they miss its raison d’être?
Outward
July 16 2015 6:27 PMDo Lesbian Chefs Have a Special Way of Cooking?
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July 15 2015 11:06 AMWhen Did Food Culture Get So Straight?
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Oct. 11 2018 3:32 PMFar From the ShallowsI don’t like seafood. How can I tell my dinner hosts without being a pain?
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Sept. 27 2018 5:55 AMThe Big CrunchI love cooking, but I have a tiny kitchen. How can I make the most of my limited space?
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Sept. 13 2018 12:13 PMDrink Your AgeWhen does asking guests to BYOB to your parties turn from chummy to cheap?
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Aug. 30 2018 12:17 PMNavigating Kinship in the KitchenMy family is full of picky eaters. How can I cook for them and maintain my culinary dignity?
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Aug. 16 2018 5:57 AMWhen Garnishes Turn GarishOur hardcore foodie friends serve us incredible dinners, but they won’t let us reciprocate. What should we do?
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Aug. 1 2018 5:50 AMYour Seamless Is ShowingI’m serving takeout at my dinner party. Should I try to disguise it as homemade or own my truth?
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July 9 2018 5:23 PMI Can Bake, TooBaking is not necessarily more “precise” than cooking. It just requires developing a sense of ratio and improvisation.
Outward
July 17 2015 3:37 PMA Guide to Cooking Gaily in Your Own Home
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July 15 2015 5:31 PMCooking Has Become a Gladiatorial Competition. Can We Bring the Fun Back?
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July 13 2015 12:49 PMIs There a Gay Approach to Cooking? This Private Chef Thinks So.