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Females in Food Industry Dish It Out

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Many will tell you, the food industry is not for the faint of heart (or stomach, nose, tongue, etc.).

It’s an incredibly tough career to get into, and with men holding the highest paid and most prominent kitchen jobs at top restaurants across America, it can be a tougher career for women. During Share Our Strength’s Taste of the Nation Chicago, I caught up with top female mixologists and chefs who have pushed hard to show how men and women can dish it out.

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Food Fight, Holiday Style

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Coming from a large and mixed family with its share of egos, hotheads, and show-offs (we all have ’em!)… I feel that over time I have become an unofficial expert on how to handle the chaos and stress that can ensue during the holidays.

Your family is your blood and typically you love them unconditionally, no matter what that gossipy aunt or spoiled cousin said at the last big holiday get-together. However, once people start having some eggnog and discussing politics or how their kid’s college choice is the best… you will reach a limit of how annoyed, frustrated, stressed, or freaked out you can be.

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How to Enjoy Eating Alone

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We’ve all done it. Situations vary but we all have eaten alone.

The stereotype is that it can be depressing or seem gluttonous. Pictures come up of bad breakups or sitting in sweats watching Netflix or spending a holiday alone.
Perhaps the idea seems so lowly because so many of us associate eating with socializing – so how could one possibly have fun being alone with their meal?

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