01/20/2015 09:22 am ET Updated Jan 20, 2015

To Eliminate Sexism From The Kitchen, Women Chefs Just Start Their Own

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Kathleen Blake always knew she wanted to farm and cook, but when she was growing up in Iowa, her parents told her that she would be better off marrying a farmer than being one. Today, many years after a move to California that changed her life (“I had never seen arugula before!”, she told me), Blake owns and runs The Rusty Spoon in Orlando, Florida, a restaurant focused on local and sustainable cooking.

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