New food festival to celebrate LGBT chefs

Food New Food FestivalSomething new is coming to the parade of food festivals that has sprung up around the country — CookOUT/RockOUT, a food and music event celebrating LGBT chefs and other food luminaries.

“It’s a way to showcase, in a positive, fun light, diversity within the food world,” festival founder Bruce Seidel says of the event, which launches in Los Angeles in the fall. The goal is to show “people that, ‘Hey, gay people are everywhere and this is a way to celebrate that whether you’re gay or not.’”

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