Great Women Chefs of Europe
Celebrating Sexual Equality in the Continent's Kitchens
Women do most of the cooking around the world,
yet the most-highly-regarded and talked-about chefs are
almost all men. It's high time we celebrate our women chefs.
Have you heard of Annie Feolde from
Florence, the first woman to get three stars for her restaurant
in Italy? Or Angela Hartnett who cooks at London’s
Connaught hotel, and who had the guts to do away with her
predecessor's (Michel Bourdin) Escoffier-style fare?
And then there's Léa Linster, from Frisange
in Luxembourg, who beat many male contestants in being awarded
the Bocuse d’Or prize.
"Great Women Chefs"
is as much an homage to Europe’s 35 top culinary mères
as it is a coffee table-style road map for good eats, inviting
readers to taste Linster’s truffle soup or to make
a mental note to order Fatema Hal’s bestella
on their next Paris trip.
by Sylvie Greil