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

From Margaret Mezzacapo
Author: Charlotte Druckman
Title: Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing the Heat and Staying in the Kitchen
This book details some of the travails and triumphs of professional women chefs, told from the viewpoints of 72 female chefs. Being a chef can be a strenuous career – now ratchet up the level of difficulty for a female in the field, both due to the physicality of the job and the attitudes encountered along the brigade de cuisine. It also poses the question of how many women leave the professional kitchen when they have children. It starts out a little dry, but stick with it.