By Laura Stec
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About this blog: I've been attracted to food for good and bad reasons for many years. From eating disorder to east coast culinary school, food has been my passion, profession & nemesis. I've been a sugar addict, a 17-year vegetarian, a food and en... (More)
About this blog: I've been attracted to food for good and bad reasons for many years. From eating disorder to east coast culinary school, food has been my passion, profession & nemesis. I've been a sugar addict, a 17-year vegetarian, a food and environment pioneer, macrobiotic, Master Cleanser, ayurvedic, and officially-designated health-nut or party-girl (depending on the year). Professionally, I've worn many industry hats including: line cook, corporate chef, Food Coach, caterer, product developer, restaurant reviewer, culinary school teacher, corporate wellness educator, food co-op clerk, author, and even Cirque-du-Soleil lead popcorn concessioner! For years I managed an outdoor kitchen, deep in the bear-infested woods of Tahoe, and also for hospitals (the most unhealthy kitchen I ever worked in?), Singapore high-rises, mule-pack trips, Canadian catholic rectories, and more events than I could ever recall. Yet I still keep discovering. Actually, I adapt everyday by new lessons learned from teachers, customers and students. However there is one food truth I now hold sacrosanct: Eaters are motivated by pleasure. So no matter what we discuss here - recipes or restaurants, food politics or pairings, local events, food as art, or even as God, I will always come from a high-vibe, party perspective. Oh I do still long to change the world with great tasting food, but know in my heart, "If it ain't fun, it don't get done!" So - wanna come to the Food Party? By the way - it's a potluck. (Hide)
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A Woman's Place is in the Kitchen, and in Lingerie
Uploaded: Jun 4, 2015
It's a step forward for all of us to see and accept Caitlin Jenner. Over 10 years ago, a friend's son-in-law made the switch from man to woman and I have to say I was shocked. Now, it seems?. well, empowering.
But why oh why did this new woman have to come out on the cover of a magazine posed in a Playboy Bunny suit? She waited all his life to say being a woman means, yet again, another stereotypical portrayal? My first show as a woman out to the world is me... in lingerie?
I haven't seen the Vanity Fair spread. Are there any pictures of her looking athletic? All I see online is a woman in long gowns and lots of makeup.
But Laura, you must remember, age and looks are what matters for the ladies. It's what we consider first when we talk about them.
So you go girl! Welcome to being a woman in the great US of A, and thanks for reinforcing the stereotype.
Time for me to get back to the kitchen, where I belong.
What is it worth to you?
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