A good article in the Menupages Blog (thanks to Bob del Grosso) points out some interesting views on Women vs Men chefs.
Actually it seems more about how the views about Men Vs Women chefs are changing to be Personality Traits.
Id have to agree with the article in alot of its point. There are women I have worked with, gone to school with, and talked to that can be/are just as arrogant, cocky, and self righteous about food as any man.
And it has more to do with then just the attitude. The article does a good job of pointing out two major kitchen personalities, Awe and Comfort.
Underlying every cook who desires to move beyond just cooking there are these traits.
Think of it like a Mother/Father Personality trait. Mothers baby and are concerened with wellbeing, Where Fathers seek to better by hard work and showing domination in a particular act (Both of these of course being old outdated trait structures.)
I think every chef/cook/foodie falls into one of these catagories. Im just trying to figure out which one is more dominant in me...