Cooking in Heels: A Memoir Cookbook

Cooking in Heels is now available for purchase from RedUP in both print and ebook formats.

In Cooking in Heels: A Memoir Cookbook (published by Red Umbrella Project in October 2012), Ceyenne Doroshow offers up 40 Southern-style favorites with a Caribbean twist. As a transgender woman who was inspired to write her book while serving prison time for a prostitution conviction, Ceyenne might not seem like the most likely representative of home cooked family values. But her book, which is peppered with good humor and begins with the story of her life, shows that food and love are the ties that bind, and family is what you make it.


Author Bio

Ceyenne Doroshow was raised in Brooklyn and fought very hard for her day-to-day survival as a transgender girl. Escaping into the kitchen and learning how to cook became a source of power for Ceyenne, and to this day she uses food to bring people together and get over their differences. Now a grown lady, she has been blessed to be an advocate, caseworker, program coordinator, advisor, parent, grandparent, ex-escort, lover, and friend.

Ceyenne is available for interviews and appearances and would be happy to share her stories about growing up as a transgender girl in New York, especially her struggles with employment, housing, education, and family. She is also available to talk food and teach cooking classes, especially with LGBTQ youth.


Check out the Kickstarter video and campaign about the book – our backers made this book possible!

Cooking in Heels was published by the Red Umbrella Project (RedUP) in October 2012.

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