Skirt Steak

by Charlotte Druckman (Author)

“The book deals with the hardships women face in the professional food world, as told by chefs like Alice Waters and Christina Tosi.” —Grub Street

In this in-depth, behind-the-scenes tell-all about the lives of women chefs, journalist Charlotte Druckman walks the reader into the world behind the hot line. But this is a different perspective on the kitchen: one told through the voices of more than one hundred of the best and brightest women cooking today. These are female chefs performing culinary and domestic high wire acts: juggling sharp knives, battering heat, bruising male egos, and working endless hours, often while raising small children and living from paycheck to paycheck. How they deal with pressures, the expectations, the successes and failures, makes for absorbing reading.

“In this well-researched book, food journalist Druckman explores what it’s like for women in the very intense and sometimes glamorous restaurant industry as she interviews 75 female chefs and restaurant owners from around the country.” —Publishers Weekly

“An in-depth, behind-the-scenes tell-all about women chefs’ lives behind the line . . . the interviews with over 70 women chefs highlight stories of women beating the odds, working hard, and standing out . . . a story for anyone in love with the food industry—grease stains, burns and all.” —Honest Cooking

Publication date
October 12, 2021
Page count
Paper ISBN