Back in August, chef Margot Henderson took the stage at the MAD Symposium to riff on this year's theme of "guts." In a video released today, Henderson launches into a personal reflection about her search for courage throughout her career: from speaking up and seizing more responsibility in professional kitchens to struggling with revitalizing her career after having children. "Women don't need as much courage as men, they need more," Henderson says. Henderson also wonders aloud why there aren't more women running restaurant kitchens, arguing that the "feminine" approach to food — often, regionally inspired cooking — is overlooked: "There's a difference in men and women's approach to food."
Henderson also drops an anecdote about opening a restaurant with now-husband Fergus Henderson. "I suggested we open a restaurant, and he said, 'I don't know why we haven't thought of that before.' We'd known each other about four days. Maybe two." Go, watch:
Video: Margot Henderson: "The Passion, the Probe, and the Problem"
· Margot Henderson: "The Passion, the Probe, and the Problem" [Vimeo via MadFeed]
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