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Video: Powerhouse Women Chefs at the Beard House

Maggie Borden

December 02, 2015

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From Julia Child to M.F.K. Fisher, James Beard spent much of his life advocating for the place of women in the culinary landscape of the United States. Here at the James Beard Foundation, we strive to carry on this legacy through the Beard Awards, our Women in Culinary Leadership Program, and of course, by letting talent speak for itself in the Beard House kitchen. This summer, a formidable team of female chefs from across the Northeast collaborated on a sumptuous menu celebrating the best of the season's savory and sweet offerings. Watch the video above to get their perspectives on the tribulations and triumphs of being a woman on the line, how they plan to continue using their passion and techniques, and more.

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Maggie Borden is assistant editor at the James Beard Foundation. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.