Female Chefs and Women in Agriculture
Female chefs and women in agriculture make significant contributions to food every single day.
It’s fairly obvious to even a casual observer that some world-class women are influencing what we eat. On that subject, there should be no controversy.
But a somewhat chauvinist take on who the biggest influencers in food are has sparked controversy.
Maybe by now you’ve seen the news that TIME magazine’s published an issue entitled “The Gods of Food: Meet the People Who Influence What (and How) You Eat” that featured David Chang (Momofuku), Alex Atala (D.O.M.) and René Redzepi (Noma) as cover boys. (For the record this was the cover Time published for the rest of the world, the U.S. cover was of New Jersey governor Chris Christie.)
It’s fairly obvious to even a casual observer that some world-class women are influencing what we eat.”
Edited By Howard Chua-Eoan the magazine lists its take on the world-wide food influencers. In addition to the chefs on the cover, our friend, Dan Barber, chef at Blue Hill, food writer and Cook It Raw creative director Andrea Petrini, food thinker Michael Pollan, famous Spanish chef Albert Adrià, and chef/cookbook phenom Yotam Ottolenghi.
Do we think the folks on this list deserve to be there? Absolutely. No question about it. We just think the list needs to be longer–more inclusive, with a wider angle.
Here we humbly submit some of our picks for ‘food influencers’ (in no particular order):
This is by no means a complete list. Who have we missed? What women would you add to this list?
Shown: the women of Pippy’s Hot Dog Truck
Photo credit: Craig McCord
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