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Feature - Female Chefs in the US
Diana Markosian
Men have long ruled the kitchen in the culinary world but the industry has now entered an age of flowering female talent. Although only around 20 percent of restaurants are run by women, the numbers of female students in cooking schools are soaring as a new generation joins longtime standouts who fought gender barriers to make life taste delicious for the rest of us. Diana Markosian traveled to culinary hot-spots in California and New Orleans to photograph some of the US restaurant industry’s accomplished female chefs.
Leah Chase is known as the Queen of Creole Cuisine, her restaurant Dooky Chase,...

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USA. New Orleans, LA. 2019. Leah Chase sits in the bar area of...
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USA. New Orleans, LA. 2019. A waitress gathers bowls of soup...
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USA. New Orleans, LA. 2019. Leah Chase, 96, founder of Dooky...
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USA. New Orleans, LA. 2019. Plates of steak and greens are lined...
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USA. New Orleans, LA. 2019. A guest at Dooky Chase gets served...
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USA. New Orleans, LA. 2019. Guests eat lunch in the dining room...
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USA. New Orleans, LA. 2019. A number of crosses adorn the wall...
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USA. New Orleans, LA. 2019. A waiter at Dooky Chase carries a...
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USA. New Orleans, LA. 2019. Leah Chase sits in her wheelchair...
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USA. Los Angeles, CA. 2019. Susan Feniger sits on the pool deck...
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USA. Los Angeles, CA. 2019. Susan makes breakfast at home on...
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USA. Los Angeles, CA. 2019. Chicken tacos lined up on a plate...
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USA. Los Angeles, CA. 2019. Susan Feniger, Mary Sue Milliken,...
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USA. Los Angeles, CA. 2019. Susan Feniger poses with adoring...
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USA. Los Angeles, CA. 2019. Mary Sue Milliken stands in the hallway...
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USA. Los Angeles, CA. 2019. At 42, Mary Sue Milliken began playing...
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USA. Los Angeles, CA. 2019. Longtime business partners and chefs...
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USA. Los Angeles, CA. 2019. Prepared orders, ready to be taken...
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USA. Los Angeles, CA. 2019. A waiter at the Border Grill prepares...
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USA. Los Angeles, CA. 2019. A waiter at the Border Grill carries...
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USA. Los Angeles, CA. 2019. Guests dine at the Border Grill in...
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USA. Los Angeles, CA. 2019. Suzanne Tracht leaves home for a...
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USA. Los Angeles, CA. 2019. Suzanne Tracht works in the kitchen...
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USA. Los Angeles, CA. 2019. Suzanne Tracht, Chef Preech Narkthong,...
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USA. Los Angeles, CA. 2019. Suzanne Tracht and Chef Preech Narkthong...
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USA. Los Angeles, CA. 2019. Suzanne stops by a table to check...
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USA. Los Angeles, CA. 2019. Suzanne Tracht sits at a table in...
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USA. San Francisco, CA. 2019. Chiang’s shelves are lined with...
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USA. San Francisco, CA. 2019. Cecilia looks out at the city through...
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USA. San Francisco, CA. 2019. Cecilia sits at her table, overlooking...
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USA. San Francisco, CA. 2019. Cecilia’s apron hangs in her kitchen....
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USA. San Francisco, CA. 2019. Cecilia enters the Chinatown restaurant...
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USA. San Francisco, CA. 2019. Cecilia waits to be seated in the...
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USA. San Francisco, CA. 2019. Cecilia eats lunch with her mentee,...
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USA. San Mateo, CA. 2019. Chef Suzette harvests blue borage from...
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USA. San Francisco, CA. 2019. Suzette's chef top hangs in her...
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USA. San Francisco, CA. 2019. Plates are set at tables before...
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USA. San Francisco, CA. 2019. Two star Michelin restaurant, Acquerello,...
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USA. San Francisco, CA. 2019. Acquerello’s head sommelier, Rafael...
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USA. San Francisco, CA. 2019. Chef Suzette sits at a table in...
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USA. San Francisco, CA. 2019. Chef Suzette prepares her cheese...
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USA. San Francisco, CA. 2019. Suzette's cheese board is prepared...
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USA. San Francisco, CA. 2019. The kitchen is busy as food is...
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USA. San Francisco, CA. 2019. Mediterranean turbot, Taggiasca...
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USA. San Francisco, CA. 2019. Grilled Spanish mackerel with “Giardiniera”...
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