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Less than 7 percent of restaurants in the United States are led by female chefs.

This statistic from a 2014 Bloomberg study came as a huge surprise to Joanna James, a journalist-turned-filmmaker who is also the daughter of a female restaurateur. When she decided to make her first documentary feature film about her mother's journey as a chef, restaurant owner and single mother, she had no idea that her mother's struggles to establish herself in the restaurant industry were commonplace among women.

When I was a kid, my mom always told me to rinse the dishes before putting them in the dishwasher. This was especially true for dishware with tacky residue. Peanut butter, cream cheese, frosting — these adversaries were simply too powerful for the dishwasher's meek cleanse. Today, still harboring a distrust of dishwashers, I tend to wash my dishes by hand.

But I often wonder about the consequences of my sponge-scrubbing ways — am I wasting water by avoiding the dishwasher, or saving it?

Back in August, a study came out about bacteria in kitchen sponges that sent home chefs into a frenzy.

But when we looked carefully at the study, we realized much of the news coverage about it was incorrect.

The study, published in Scientific Reports, undertook a thorough investigation into how many critters are living in used kitchen sponges. And the results were jawdropping.

Just like comedian Rodney Dangerfield, the microwave oven often gets no respect. Every kitchen has one, but no self-respecting cook would admit to using it for anything more than just heating up last night's pasta. But it's hard to deny the influence the food-nuker has had on American life, and this year marks 50 years since its arrival.

The first countertop microwave was the Amana Radarange, which debuted in 1967 and sold for $495. It's the appliance that made zapping your food as routine as brushing your teeth.

Kitchen Tips for Cooking Inspiration

Apr 14, 2016
Penguin Random House

The kitchen can be a hectic place. It’s one of the most used and most depended on rooms in the house. To bring organization into our kitchens is no small task. With a combination of recipes, kitchen lessons, and organizational tips, "The Kitchn Cookbook: Recipes, Kitchens & Tips to Inspire Your Cooking" is your guide on how to be the perfect host.

Kitchen Tips for Cooking Inspiration

Apr 12, 2016
Penguin Random House

The kitchen can be a hectic place. It’s one of the most used and most depended on rooms in the house. To bring organization into our kitchens is no small task.

With a combination of recipes, kitchen lessons, and organizational tips, "The Kitchn Cookbook: Recipes, Kitchens & Tips to Inspire Your Cooking" is your guide on how to be the perfect host.

Kitchen Tips to Inspire your Cooking

Oct 22, 2015
Penguin Random House

In many ways, the kitchen is the heart of the home. As a place to nourish ourselves and our relationships, the cookbook we are talking about today honors that special space in our home. With tips on how to organize, clean, and stock the kitchen, "The Kitchn Cookbook: Recipes, Kitchens & Tips to Inspire Your Cooking" tells you how to put the room to use with 150 recipes and offers advice on how to be the perfect host. 

Kitchen Tips to Inspire your Cooking

Oct 21, 2015
Penguin Random House

In many ways, the kitchen is the heart of the home. As a place to nourish ourselves and our relationships, the cookbook we are talking about today honors that special space in our home. With tips on how to organize, clean, and stock the kitchen, "The Kitchn Cookbook: Recipes, Kitchens & Tips to Inspire Your Cooking" tells you how to put the room to use with 150 recipes and offers advice on how to be the perfect host.