This week on The Morning After, Jessie Kiefer and Sari Kamin are discussing the lack of women in Time Magazine‘s “Gods of Food” feature. Joining Jessie and Sari in the studio are Elizabeth Chubbuck (Murray’s Cheese), Amanda Smeltz (Roberta’s), Nicole Ponseca (Maharlika & Jeepney), Ashley Merriman (The Waverly Inn), Chiara Klaiman (Rouge Tomate), and Liza Queen (Potlikker). Tune in to hear the cast’s various reactions to the exclusion of women in the article. Are women in the food industry accurately represented in the media? Does the failing brand of Time actually relevant to the food industry? Find out why food media courts predominantly male chefs, and how the restaurant business became such a “boy’s club”. Learn why certain sectors of the food business, such as wine and cheese, have more gender parity. Tune in to hear the cast brainstorm how they can change the perceptions of women in food. This program has been sponsored by MOOD Magazine. Music by EULA.
“If you’re going to say that women are not influential in the kitchen, it’s less likely that we’re going to work in kitchens, or get hired. And that just makes me very tired.” [9:45]
— Liza Queen on The Morning After
“I’ve always found kitchens to be welcoming, radical places. And that’s how I try to run my kitchen… How is what’s happening outside of the restaurant not reflecting what’s inside the restaurant?” [36:10]
— Ashley Merriman on The Morning After