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.
We’re not shy about our effusive love of YouTube cooking shows and general contempt for televised ones. But apart from the Eric Riperts and the Tom Colicchios and the Eddie Huangs online, there are web-based cooks whose culinary celebrity is confined to the YouTube-verse. Lesser known to a commercial audience, they may be, but with fan bases every bit as dedicated. Here are the seven channels you need to subscribe to right now.