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Charlotte Druckman to Write a Lady Chef Book: Skirt Steak

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Food writer Charlotte Druckman, who has a slew of gigs including writing for Gastronomica, Travel + Leisure, and the New York Times T-Mag blog has landed a book deal for a "Bourdain-like expose of the culinary world from the female perspective."

Entitled Skirt Steak: Women Chefs on Standing in the Heat and Staying in the Kitchen — so women are flavorful but lack tenderness? or something? — the book will be published by Chronicle. We got in touch with her for more details:

According to Druckman, "Basically, you're going to get an uncensored look at what it's like to be a chef, and to be a chef who happens to be a woman. From every angle. All the issues. No holds barred." She says she's in the early stages of researching the book and that once she gets going with the interviews, she'll be posting excerpts and short videos online in a "a tumblr-style scrap book." Druckman wouldn't name names, but "some excellent chefs you know have already signed on."

Druckman, who co-founded the cookbook tournament the Piglet on Food 52, also co-wrote a cookbook with New York chef Anita Lo called Cooking Without Borders, due out in Fall 2011.

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