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'Skirt Steak' examines how female chefs stand the heat




Book cover of Charlotte Druckman's book,
Book cover of Charlotte Druckman's book, "Skirt Steak: Women Chefs On Standing The Heat And Staying In The Kitchen."
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In the world of restaurant kitchens, most professional chefs are men. Food journalist Charlotte Druckman wanted to find out what it's like to be a woman behind the hot front lines of a professional kitchen.

In her new book "Skirt Steak: Women Chefs On Standing The Heat And Staying In The Kitchen," Druckman interviews 70 of the country's top female chefs about their recipe for survival in the male dominated industry.