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Hillary Dixler Canavan is Eater's restaurant editor and the author of the publication's debut book, Eater: 100 Essential Restaurant Recipes From the Authority on Where to Eat and Why It Matters (Abrams, September 2023). Her work focuses on dining trends and the people changing the industry — and scouting the next hot restaurant you need to try on Eater's annual Best New Restaurant list.

Lady-Chefs-150.jpgA trainee chef at Edinburgh's one Michelin star restaurant The Kitchin talks about what it's like to be a woman in the kitchen: "If you can't stand the f-ing and blinding, then get out of the kitchen ... Personally, I don't feel threatened by it and appreciate that in the heat of the moment, tempers can fray ... Women shouldn't be scared or intimidated about entering the chef profession. It's a really rewarding job." [Telegraph]
[Illustration: Eric Lebofsky]