Be A Girl - Episode 2 - Oddity
How does traditional masculinity affect the culture of a restaurant kitchen? As a woman, how do you gain respect? Why are women cooks so rare? How do traditional gender roles play out? Why is the burden on women to change to fit into the culture, rather than the other way around?
Copper & Heat is a podcast exploring the unspoken rules and traditions of the kitchen. Our first season, Be A Girl, follows host Katy Osuna's experience as a woman working in kitchens of fine dining, Michelin-star, restaurants.
We talk a lot in this episode about gender and gender roles. But the perspective we don't have is from someone who identifies as nonbinary or queer. Not wanting to speak for someone else's experience, here are a couple great articles I've stumbled upon from that perspective.
“I Hid Who I was for So Long Until I Became a Cook” by Andy Baraghani
“What It’s Like to be Queer, Trans, Black and a Line Cook” by Charlie Anderle
“Queer Food Is Hiding in Plain Sight” by Angie Wang