Welcome to A Kitchen of One’s Own

September 12, 2010 § Leave a comment

Welcome! Thanks so much for coming. Please, sit anywhere you like. I’ll be right there with some water and menus.

Allow me to introduce myself. You can call me Ginny W. It’s not my name, but you can call me that. I’m a woman in my thirties, a feminist, and the owner of a small restaurant in a liberal West Coast city. I’m a trained culinarian — that is, I attended and attained a degree from a culinary school — and I worked as a cook before opening my restaurant.

I’ve heard it said that the professional kitchen is no place for a woman. It’s certainly a difficult one, and more so for a committed and active feminist. And that’s what I’m here to talk about, really: feminism, misogyny, and professional kitchen culture. Because sometimes it’s too damned much, and I need to talk about it somewhere, and because I want to make a change in it in my own small way and my own kitchen, and because maybe some other feminist cook will get some comfort or warning or good ideas out of something I have to say. Along the way, I’ll probably talk about other problems found in kitchen culture, and maybe talk about the day to day operation of a restaurant, maybe throw in some anecdotes. We’ll see what it becomes.

So, are you ready to order?


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