The Gendered Chef

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Women leading professional kitchens is a relatively new dish. Cristen and Caroline cook up the history of how chef became a man's job and how women today are taking the culinary industry by storm.

Episode Sources:

"A Change in the Kitchen"

"Does dessert have a gender?"

"Women Who Cook: Dismantling the Myth of the Bitch in the Kitchen"

"Food Timeline"

"From Patrons to Chefs, a History of Women in Restaurants"

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"Women Everywhere in Food Empires But No Head Chefs"

"Tipped Over the Edge: Gender Inequity in the Research Industry"

"A Sociological Study of Why So Few Women Chefs in Restaurant Kitchens"

"Gender Politics in the Professional Kitchen"

"How Does Food Media Solve Its Gender Bias Problem?"

"Why are there no great women chefs?"

"Kings of Pastry"

"Our Bizarre Culture of Chef Supremacy Is Some Bullshit"

"Girl on Girl Action: Our Editors Go Deep Into the 'Female Chef' Debate"

Academic Insights:

"A History of Cooks and Cooking." Michael Symons. University of Illinois Press. October 2003.

"Women in the Labor Force: A Databook." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. December 2014.

Topics in this Podcast: history, Food, chefs, women in the workplace