A few hours after wondering out loud in Cherchez La Femme, Only 4 Women in Chefs Line Up at Pebble Beach Food and Wine 2010 why there was such an imbalance I noticed that I was not the only one.
Tom Peck and Sunjay Kakar ask Do men really make the best chefs? (Independent, April 8).
They start by noting that since the BBC relaunched Masterchef in 2005, only one woman,Thomasina Miers, won the contest.
The authors don't make the show's judges for the male domination since they quote one of them, John Torode saying to a magazine:
The Independent also offer opposing views from 2 chefs
First celebrity chef John Burton Race is quoted as saying:
They note that "Martin Blunos, a chef on the Channel 4 programme Iron Chef UK, has a different take" that I quote below:
It's almost like one hears echoes of the financial world mentality in some of their analysis.
I managed to find one woman in the Outstanding Chefs category of the 2010 James Beard Foundation Awards Restaurant and Chef Award Semifinalists..
The lonely woman in question is Suzanne Goin, Chef-Owner at Lucques in Los Angeles where the Sommelier and fellow owner is another woman Caroline Styne.
Check Caroline's wine thoughts via Styne on Wine.
I noticed that Lucques is offering Suckling Pig on April 11 for Sunday Supper.
Reminds me of my days at Sonoma Grill.
Which are your favorite women chefs?