Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat and Staying in the Kitchen

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Chronicle Books, Oct 24, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 320 pages
In this in-depth, behind-the-scenes tell-all about the lives of women chefs, journalist Charlotte Druckman walks the reader into the world behind the hot line. But this is a different perspective on the kitchen: one told through the voices of more than 70 of the best and brightest women cooking today, These are female chefs performing culinary and domestic high wire acts: juggling sharp knives, battering heat, bruising male egos, and working endless hours, often while raising small children and living from paycheck to paycheck. How they deal with pressures, the expectations, the successes and failures, makes for absorbing reading.

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After food journalist Druckman wrote the article "Why Are There No Great Women Chefs?" for food and culture journal Gastronomica, she was moved to further investigate the culinary gender gap in the ... Read full review

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Charlotte Druckman is a journalist who writes for various publications including the New York Times T magazine, Travel + Leisure, and regular features for the Wall Street Journal. She is co-founder of Food52's Tournament of Cookbooks, and lives in New York City.

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