Only 43 women of the 262 Best New Chefs published in Food & Wine -- or less than 16 percent -- have made the list since it was launched in 1988. No women were chosen in 2003. One woman was selected from 2004 to 2007 and from 2009 to 2011. Two women were named in 2008, 2012 and 2014.
But there is hope for female professional chefs out there yet.
Quick update, for those still interested in Amy's Baking Company: It's evidently still terrifying. Because now knives are being used outside the kitchen, and we're left wondering what could have made Amy and Samy Bouzaglo snap.
The only thing that drove this election cycle more than the heated rhetoric and partisanship — indeed, the most important factor of this election — was money. Big ol’ piles of it. And as Fox News so gladly reports, a sizeable percentage of President BarackObama’s fundraising was aided by the presence of celebrity chefs. Let’s be clear, though, that this would have never happened if it weren’t for Obama’s fan base including many, many celebrities. But who are the top chefs who can claim indirect responsibility for adding to Obama’s war chest? Read on, because trust us — it’s changed a lot since we last covered this.