Episode 653: The Women's Pages

March 9, 2018
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Chef Amanda Cohen is an outspoken critic of food media and sexism in the food industry. She and Francis Lam discuss the changes that need to be made in the restaurant industry to order to get more women excited about and active long-term in professional kitchens. Food writer and journalist Hanna Raskin introduces the groundbreaking women who made American food writing before anyone called it "food writing," by way of the women's pages in popular newspapers. Correspondent Abigail Leonard takes us inside a Buddhist monastery in Japan to learn how Japanese monks are teaching a new generation of chefs to use seasonal ingredients – and zen principles – to elevate their cooking. When it comes to setting it and forgetting it, not all slow cookers can be trusted to get the job done correctly. Lisa McManus from America's Test Kitchen has the results of a recent equipment review. Plus, chef Daniel Patterson talks about his relationship with vegetables -- and meat -- in his vegetable-centric restaurant Coi.