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Food Programme

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FoodProg: 26 Oct 14: Women in the Kitchen

October 26th, 2014

Episode 480 of 628 episodes

Sheila Dillon looks at the state of play for female chefs in the professional kitchen. She talks to Alice Waters, Sally Clarke, Margot Henderson and Mary-Ellen McTague. We also hear from Joyce Molyneux, who was one of the female exceptions in the professional kitchen in post war Briatin . In light of comments from some well known male chefs, most recently Tom Kerridge, Sheila asks if the kitchen as a working environment has really changed that much over the last few decades and whether prejudice and a macho culture deters up and coming talent.

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