Although straight, and confident it was the right choice for me, I am a professional chef and food editor. The question shouldn't be whether cooking makes you gay, but whether it makes a difference if you are. In all of the professional kitchens I have worked preference wasn't an issue. If you sucked as a chef you lost. Straight or gay.
I do take offense to the statement that the front of the house was kinder and less agressive than the chefs where the autor worked as waiter. Cattiness and envy were traits found in the service personell, I could always rely on my colleagues in the back in a bind.
But in the many years I have been a cook one thing is clear: gay or not being able to cook does help to get laid. (Gay chefs I know agree with me.) Ha!
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