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Here's the Lineup for the Gelinaz! Food Event in Belgium

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Here's the lineup for Gelinaz!, a sort of culinary happening taking place in Ghent, Belgium on June 30. The dinner will last seven to eight hours, will feed 70 people at a time, includes the participation of 25 internationally-recognized chefs. Chairs are being auctioned off on eBay starting at 330 euro (about US $428). That price includes the actual, physical chair? You can split the dinner into shifts and thus split the cost with someone else; there's a party going on nearby where the diner who's tagged out can booze up while they wait. Participating chefs include Iñaki Aizpitarte, Massimo Bottura, Danny Bowien, Daniel Patterson, Magnus Nilsson, René Redzepi, Ben Shewry, and more.

But the lineup only includes one woman, Agata Felluga of Le Chateaubriand in Paris. As Amanda Cohen of New York's Dirt Candy points out, "This sounds like a great event but I'm a little confused--where are all the women chefs? http://gelinaz.com/ghent.html 24 men/1 woman. Seriously?"

A tweet from the event says, "GRRRLPOWER! Agata Felluga, Chateaubriand's Muse & Pucelle, will kick GELINAZ! boyzband badasses on 30th june in Ghent." ("Pucelle" means virgin or maid; it's apparently how Joan of Arc referred to herself. French speakers, if there's a better slang translation let us know in the comments.) Perhaps Felluga would more "kick GELINAZ! boyzband badasses" if she had backup?

Anyway, Gelinaz! has a manifesto, and one of their central tenets is:

GELINAZ! DOESN'T RECOGNIZE "AUTHORSHIP" OR CULINARY COPYRIGHT AND BELIEVES THAT IDEAS BELONG TO NO ONE IN PARTICULAR. CULINARY COPYRIGHT IS NOTHING BUT NOSTALGIA FOR AN AGE WHOSE TIME HAS PASSED. TODAY, IN THE INTERNET MILLENIUM, CULINARY KNOWLEDGE TRAVELS AT THE SPEED OF LIGHT.

Recipes just want to be free. Here's the full lineup:

· Inaki Aizpitarte
· Josean Alija
· Eneko Atxa
· Jason Blanckaert
· Massimo Bottura
· Danny Bowien
· Olly Ceulenaere
· Mauro Colagreco
· Kobe Desramaults
· Agata Felluga
· Bertrand Grebaut
· Rodolfo Guzman
· Mikael Jonsson
· Kasper Kurdhal
· Anatoly Komm
· Virgilio Martinez
· Magnus Nilsson
· Petter Nilsson
· Daniel Patterson
· Fulvio Pierangelini
· Rene Redzepi
· Davide Scabin
· Ben Shewry
· Roger Souvereyns
· Blaine Wetzel

· Gelinaz! [Official Site]
· All Events Coverage on Eater [-E-]

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