Excerpt: "To my mind, her credentials would have landed her a job in any kitchen she chose. I was stunned when the restaurant owner told me that he wouldn't hire a woman in the kitchen. He said that he didn't feel like he could yell at a woman the way he can a man. 'What an arrogant, insecure jackass' I came to think. She would have cooked circles around most of the cooks who obviously got their jobs because they could take a verbal punch."