Nel Ward and Sue Hardesty


Lee Lynch

        A confirmed butch since her teen years, Lee Lynch created this book’s concept with other butch friends. Her joy in working with this cookbook was to search out esoteric ingredients, cheer on the “lab” cooks, and enjoy great food.

She is the author of 13 lesbian fiction and non-fiction books.             

        Nel Ward and Sue Hardesty, partners for over four decades, share a large collection of cookbooks and a cooking history.  They prepare almost everything together in a stereotypical “butch/femme” approach as Nel watches over Sue with her “femme” eye.


    The editors are old friends who have shared a myriad of interests including books, travel, writing, yard sales, life in a coastal fishing village—and eating Nel’s food.