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Last month, Time magazine published an issue called "Gods of Food," a male-centric look on those who influence "what (and how) we eat." The main portion of the article, the 13 Gods of Food, did not include a single female chef.
|Chefs David Chang (Momofuku), Alex Atala (D.O.M.), and René Redzepi (Noma) on the cover of the November 18 issue of Time, which ran in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the South Pacific.|
When the food blog Eater asked Time magazine editor Howard Chua-Eoan why no female chefs made the list and why the only two covered in the section were pastry chefs with a brief sidebar mention, Chua-Eoan said Time "simply reflected the 'harsh reality' of the culinary world."
Is Time's lack of representation of female chefs a product of restaurant industry reality, media bias, or both? And how does it reflect the reality of the restaurant industry in Phoenix?
Here's the perspective of 10 Valley chefs. More »