In response to The World's 50 Best Restaurants' Best Female Chef award this week, Anthony Bourdain bemoaned on twitter: "Why — at this point in history — do we need a 'Best Female Chef' special designation? As if they are curiosities?"
Best Female Chef of 2013, Nadia Santini
Good point. And who better to respond to this question than a distinguished female chef? Amanda Cohen of Dirt Candy promptly tweeted back, "As long as women are under recognized by most mainstream awards, they need their own awards." Well put, Amanda. It's not that women can't compete on the same tier as men, it's that the awarding institutes are still clouded by sexism. This problem, as many women experience everyday, is prevalent in almost every competitive industry.
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