Today is International Woman’s Day, and the food industry, like most others, is rife with various -isms that can make it especially difficult for women to succeed. As a female-founded media company, we’re committed to covering the stories of women who’ve succeeded in the culinary world, past and present.
For some of these women, history has been unkind to their memory—only now is the world re-discovering what they gave us. Others are highly-visible, with names you’ve probably heard, yet their stories, too, are more textured than often recounted.
In the coming years, we’ll continue working to tell these stories. There are still so many waiting to be heard. But here are some.
Mayukh Sen is a James Beard Award-winning food and culture writer in New York. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, the New Yorker, Bon Appetit, and elsewhere. He won a 2018 James Beard Award in Journalism for his profile of Princess Pamela published on Food52.