Saturday, March 22, 2014

Women's History Month: Women Who Paved the Way in Food

Women's history month is a national holiday celebrated in the United States and in Canada. Female pioneers in science, math, politics, and the environment are respected for their contributions to society and to women's rights.

When it comes to the Food industry, acclaimed chefs such as Julia Child, Alice Waters, and Cat Cora have created unique dishes, and created openings for women to be entrepreneurs, chefs or culinary scientists.

Let's celebrate these amazing women who have done so much for the food industry by learning more about their lives.

Julia Child

Julia Child discovered her love for French cuisine in France when attended Le Cordon Blue. From then on, she has authored 18 books, and starred in the ever popular show "The French Show" which is the most popular food show to date.

Alice Waters

Alice Waters is known as the inventor of California Cuisine and was instrumental into the founding of the California Cuisine Movement. Water's is a trailblazer for being the first woman to win the James Beard award for Outstanding Chef in 1992.

Cat Cora

"Iron Chef" has only one female winner in its show's history and it's Cat Cora. Her style is found in a fusion of her Southern roots and Greek upbringing.

Elizabeth Falkner

Elizabeth Falkner stands out as an innovator in savory cuisine and pastries. Falkner is a mentor and example for women chefs since she has opened up two successful restaurants.

Do you know any women (present day or history) who have broken barriers in the food industry? Sound off below!