Lesbian Chefs Cooking Up A Storm
I love to eat and I love to cook. If I can do my life all over again, I’d go to college and then culinary school soon after — not law school or graduate school. In fact, I’m such a foodie that I happily watch cooking shows all day (and night!), take photos of practically every new dish at every new resto I go to, and constantly find myself with a Personal Search for the Food of the Month.
I must say that the way to this lesbian’s heart is through her stomach. My partner and I love trying out new restos and experiment much with cooking. I’ve begun calling my partner, Lia, Cookie Monster because she makes The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies ever! [Hmm, come to think of it, I should be called Cookie Monster.]
But what’s making me excited right now (aside from the promise of a wonderful breakfast tomorrow and chocolate chip cookies at the end of the month — both made by Cookie Monster) are the hot hot hot lesbian chefs who are making it big in the food industry. There’s something very attractive about women who thrive in such a male-dominated, competitive, and intense environment. And there’s something extremely sexy about women who use their hands in creating masterpieces in the kitchen. Plus, food is the ultimate aphrodisiac. Who said men are the only ones who can light up the kitchen fires, cook up a storm, and heat up your TV sets?
Here are my favorite lesbian chefs (who can work their way into my heart through my stomach any day!):
Susan Feniger of Two Hot Tamales
Cookie Monster and I used to watch Susan Feniger’s cooking shows with Mary Sue Milliken back in the late 90’s. First it was Two Hot Tamales then Tamales World Tour. We used to speculate that they were a couple but Mary Sue once brought her kids to the show so I figured she wasn’t gay. She was too straight to be gay, I said. Instead, I decided that they weren’t a couple but that Susan was in love with oh-so-straight Mary Sue who could only see Susan as her business partner. Of course, these were all fangirl silliness.
Mary Sue and Susan have been business partners for decades, having put up a couple of restaurants together and collaborating on many cookbooks. I don’t know if they still have a TV show presently being aired but I sure can’t forget how Susan would slice those habaneros with her silver-cuff and rings adorned wrist and fingers. I didn’t know if the food was hot because of those chilis or the chef!
She’s a bit older now but I’d say she somehow paved the way for those tough kitchen chicks gracing our screens now.
Susan Feniger will be opening Street, her new resto in Los Angeles this March.
Cat Cora of Iron Chef America
What could be hotter than a determined and competitive Greek chef who can manage to prepare six dishes under an hour made up of a yet-to-be-known ingredient? And oh, still have enough time for a shot of some Greek alcoholic drink?
Chef Cat Cora is one hot momma who gives us another reason to love anything Greek. Even before watching Mamma Mia and Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, I was already in love with Greek food. When Cyma opened in Manila, I just knew I was hooked on Greek food. But when I saw Cat Cora on A Chef’s Story… ayayay!
She said in the interview that she was a French-trained chef but decided to pursue Greek cooking instead. I mean, really? How can she not? Besides, there are already a number of French-trained chefs all around and a multitude of different flavors and cuisines that need to be introduced to the rest of the world, like Greek cuisine. Her appearance at Iron Chef America and stature as the only Female Iron Chef put not only Greek cuisine on the forefront but also showed the world that women can be just as good in the highly-competitive and stressful gourmet kitchen environment.
Interestingly, Cat Cora blogs in her website about her and her wife Jennifer’s back-to-back pregnancies. They will be expecting their third and fourth children this April and July. Of course, she is carrying Jen’s embryo and Jen is carry her embryo so it’s pretty much like surrogating.
Cat Cora makes me want to say, “I want a big fat Greek wedding with you.”
Lynn Crawford of Restaurant Makeovers
Now this woman really turns me on. She’s tough, she’s driven, and she’s passionate. As one of the chef hosts for Restaurant Makeover and Executive Chef for many Four Seasons Hotels, Lynn Crawford is my favorite power butch. Hahaha.
But seriously, I find her passion for bringing out the best in other chefs and helping them improve their game really inspiring. She’s 43, rides a motorcycle, and has tattoos on her hands. She just made white chocolate ganache doughnuts with cappuccino gelato in the Restaurant Makeover episode I just saw. Anyone who can create a chocolate dessert gets an A in my book.
There’s something hot about soft butch tinkering around in the kitchen and making dessert. It’s like that someone can be gentle and rough at the same time. *wink wink*
And based on this interview, she doesn’t kiss and tell.
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