Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Profusion of chefbians

Our girl Tiffani Faison is doing well in the current season of Top Chef All Stars, but she apparently is fresh out of a job in Boston. The Boston Globe reported this morning that Tiffani's employer, Rocca, in Boston's South End, has closed. Tiffani said she plans to stay in Boston and hopes to run her own restaurant. Book me for a reservation! This is a good opportunity to review the profusion of lesbians and queer women on Top Chef. By my count, there have been at least six in the show's eight seasons. Due to this prevalence, the gals at AfterEllen coined the term "chefbian." Likewise, the site foodnetworkhumor.com recognized the pervasiveness and called for a new rule banning "annoying, whiny lesbians who complain about everything." What? We don't whine! We don't complain about everything! Okay, maybe sometimes we do. But only when the patriarchy deserves it! Anyhoo, the sexy chefbians are pictured above, from left: Josie Smith-Malave, Ashley Merriman (my favorite because she is a NH native and just so adorable), Jamie Lauren (#scallops), Tiffani Faison, Lisa Fernandes, and Preeti Mistry. BTW, if the gals at foodnetworkhumor.com spent more time with lesbians, they would know that Sara (of Tegan and Sara) is spelled sans "h."

2 comments:

Dede said...

Hey, just found your blog on a "chefbian" search... I like your style! Just wanted to mention the lesbian couple that was on the same season as Lisa, Jennifer Biesty and Zoi Antonitsas, remember them? Anyways, thanks for providing me with a new blog to read if it's open to the public!

Sapphist Gazetteer said...

How could I have forgotten about them? The girlfriends!! You are so right. Thanks for the correction. The tally stands at eight chefbians on Top Chef.