Women of Taste

Women of Taste

Recipes and Profiles of Famous Women Chefs

Book - 1997
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One of the oldest —and most paradoxical —of conventional beliefs is that while every woman should be a good cook, only a man can be a great chef. Thanks, in great part, to the women profiled in this book, that once-thriving notion is on its way to becoming as extinct as the dinosaur. While they are still outnumbered by men, women chefs have, in just the past 20 years, established themselves as the creative talents behind some of the best kitchens in the world and have won more prestigious culinary awards than anyone would have dreamed possible just a generation ago. In Women of Taste, you'll meet 32 of these talented and courageous women and find out how they made it in a man's world. Internationally renowned chefs such as Susan Weaver, Debra Ponzek, Rozanne Gold, Sarabeth Levine, and Susanna Foo share their war stories and in their own words relate how, against all odds, they rose to the top of their professions. You also get to sample some of their culinary magic. In addition to providing fascinating illustrated profiles of these culinary geniuses, Woman of Taste features over 175 recipes presented in menu form by each chef. As diverse and original as their creators, the dishes described range from the unexpected —Diane Forley's Creme Brulée Infused with Verbena Leaves and Patricia Williams's Corn Crêpes with Ossetra Caviar —to the familiar — Josefina Howard's Guacamole, and Molly Siple's Red Bliss Potato Salad. Celebrating the achievements of 32 pioneering women who have turned the culinary world on its head, Women of Taste is a source of both inspiration and gustatory delights. Chefs featured in this book Andrée Abramoff Jody Adams Suzanne Baby Karen Barnaby Alison Barshak Ann Cashion Suzy Crofton Susanna Foo Renee Foote Diane Forley Gale Gand Beverly Gannon Monique Gaumont-Lanvin Rozanne Gold Aliza Green Josefina Howard Evan Kleiman Marjorie Kloss Sarabeth Levine Susan McCreight Lindeborg Susan Mendelson Carrie Nahabedian Nancy Oakes Debra Ponzek Jill Prescott Susan Regis Peggy Ryan Lydia Shire Nancy Silverton Molly Siple Katell Thielemann Susan Weaver Patricia Williams

Baker & Taylor
Profiles thirty-two women chefs, discusses how to succeed in a male-dominated field, and features over 175 recipes

& Taylor

Portraits of thirty-two of the world's most talented chefs, including Susan Weaver, Debra Ponzek, and Rozanne Gold, are accompanied by more than 175 delicious recipes, presented in menu form by each female chef. 20,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : Wiley, c1997
ISBN: 9780471179436
Characteristics: ix, 214 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Russell, Beverly


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