"A Woman's Place is in the Kitchen": The Evolution of Women Chefs

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Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1998 - Cookbooks - 312 pages
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Startlingly honest, informative, and provocative, this work represents the most comprehensive survey of today's women professional chefs. Over 7,000 women in the food industry across the U.S. responded to Ann Cooper's call. Combined with her tenacious research, hundreds of personal interviews, and over 20 years of professional experience, Cooper has unified the voices of these women to deliver the most informative and inspirational book on the subject. B&W photos.

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Review: "A Woman's Place Is in the Kitchen": The Evolution of Women Chefs

User Review  - Kristen - Goodreads

Thanks to my masters thesis, I read this book for information and contacts, but I realized it was more than just a research tool for me. It shed light on the glass ceiling everpresent for women and the roles we are subjected to in the eyes of society. Read full review

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User Review  - Betsy McGee - Goodreads

A fascinating anthropological view of women in foodservice. It's a little slow a couple of spots in the middle, but an overall good read. Read full review


Reentering the Kitchen
Women and Their Cookbooks
Women and Their Cooking Schools

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About the author (1998)

Cooper was Executive Chef of The Putney Inn in Vermont for nine years and is now the Executive Chef of the The Ross School & a consultant for The Culinary Institute of America. She has been featured in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Travel & Leisure and other media.

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