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Author Black, Rachel, 1975- author.

Title Cheffes de cuisine : women and work in the professional French kitchen / Rachel E. Black
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2021]
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Contents Cuisine des mères lyonnaises: Making Sense of Women's Culinary Work -- Des femmes avec du caractère: Performing Gender and Authenticity in the bouchon lyonnais -- Apprentie: Reproducing and Challenging Gender through Culinary Education -- Stars in Their Eyes: Ambition and Bias in the Kitchen -- Cheffe de cuisine: Women Redefining the Kitchen and Labor
Summary "Though women enter France's culinary professions at higher rates than ever, men still receive the lion's share of the major awards and Michelin stars. Rachel Black looks at the experiences of women in Lyon to examine issues of gender inequality in France's culinary industry. Known for its female-led kitchens, Lyon provides a unique setting for understanding the gender divide, as Lyonnais women have played a major role in maintaining the city's culinary heritage and its status as a center for innovation. Voices from history combine with present-day interviews and participant observation to reveal the strategies women use to navigate male-dominated workplaces or, in many cases, avoid men in kitchens altogether. Black also charts how constraints imposed by French culture minimize the impact of #MeToo and other reform-minded movements. Evocative and original, Cheffes de Cuisine celebrates the successes of women inside the professional French kitchen and reveals the obstacles women face in the culinary industry and other male-dominated professions"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Restaurants -- France.
Sex discrimination against women -- France
Sex discrimination in employment -- France
Women cooks -- France
Women in the food industry -- France
Women in the hospitality industry -- France
Sex discrimination against women.
Sex discrimination in employment.
Women cooks.
Women in the food industry.
Women in the hospitality industry.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2021012055
ISBN 0252052935