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Big Gay Ice Cream Truck Owners Land Book Deal

Doug Quint and Bryan Petroff, the owners of New York City’s Big Gay Ice Cream truck and shop, have inked a cookbook deal with Clarkson Potter, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group at Random House.

Grub Street New York reports that publisher Emily Takoudes will oversee the book, coming out in 2014. In an interview with Eater.com, Quint said the cookbook will contain recipes, doodles and “shocking” stories. The book itself will feature a yearbook-themed format.

Quint explained: “One of the things that we really wanted to approach in the cookbook aspect was that a lot of ice cream cookbooks start with the very hardest thing first. The most daunting thing for a lot of people is making custard. So we came up with a concept that turns it around into a four ‘year’ course on making ice cream. The first year out, you’re really just making sundaes with store bought stuff. The second year, you’re making sauces. Third year, you’re making ice cream not from custard. And then fourth year you’re going full hog.”

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