Little Monsters, we have good news and bad news. On the downside, we still have no idea when Lady Gaga’s fifth album will finally arrive. The (only slightly satisfying) upside, however, is that Mother Monster is in fact working on something new: a cookbook with her father, Joe Germanotta.
The family-oriented project features recipes from Joanne Trattoria, Joe’s Italian restaurant in Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Despite previously wearing her love for meat on her sleeve, however, Gaga’s involvement reportedly won’t involve cooking — instead, she’ll pen a foreword for the book (something that’s conspicuously advertised on its front cover).
A description of the cookbook — titled Joanne Trattoria Cookbook: Classic Recipes and Scenes from an Italian American Restaurant — reads, “Family, food, and love are the foundation upon which Joe Germanotta and his wife, Cynthia, raised their daughters, Natali and Stefani (aka Lady Gaga). Named for his sister who died of Lupus three months shy of her 20th birthday, their family-run restaurant is built on those same fundamental principles. In the pages of this cookbook, Joe has collected recipes and entertaining anecdotes inspired by his world famous restaurant.”
The book is now available for preorder on Amazon, and releases November 22. As for #LG5? Let’s just say, it’s still cookin’.