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Why I Quit Cooking: Women in the Kitchen

Photograph via Reuther Library
There's been a lot of talk recently about women and professional cooking. New York chef Amanda Cohen posted a rant concerning female chefs, the Beard Awards, and the women's access to funding in the restaurant world, and EMD's Helen Rosner responded at her main gig on Grub Street by saying what many [...]

Trailer for Le Grand Chef: Kimchi War [video]

Here's the trailer for Le Grand Chef: Kimchi War, currently playing in theaters. The prequel to the 2007 film Le Grand Chef, Kimchi War follows two chefs competing in a culinary contest created to popularize kimchi outside of Korea, and was based on a graphic novel. Although the trailer speaks the universal language of food [...]

Might as Well Be Barefoot and Pregnant: Women at the Beard Awards

The theme of this year's James Beard awards gala is "Women in Food." The gala, it's worth noting, is not the awards ceremony — it's the post-ceremony tasting reception, in which black-tie-clad winners and losers mingle with paying-ticket plebes and starstruck food journalists to fight over bite-sized skewers of foie gras, and cluster around [...]

Celebrity Jedi Chefs: Sci-Fi Crossover Madness!

Aaron Douglas aka Battlestar Galactica's Chief Petty Officer Galen Tyrol and Jamie Bamber aka Lee 'Apollo' Adama flank a non-celeb Jedi Chef
There's no way to properly describe the website Jedi Chefs. I'll leave it up to them: "What do the Jedi Chefs do? We Jedi Chefs do the same sorts of things that [...]

Marcella Hazan Really Doesn't Like it When Plebeians Call Themselves 'Chefs'

Marcella Hazan, in an op-ed piece for the New York Times, was distressed (semantically) when her hairdresser referred to her electrician husband as a "chef":
“Chef” has pretty much replaced “gourmet cook” to describe anyone who cooks well. How many times over the last few days, for instance, did you hear it used to refer to [...]

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