By Rick Paulas Cross-posted from KCET Food. In her new book “Behind the Kitchen Door,” Saru Jayaraman takes readers through a horrific. Behind the Kitchen Door has ratings and 96 reviews. Neil said: This is an worthwhile book talking about an important and widespread issue. While I’m. Behind the Kitchen Door. Saru Jayaraman . York Postpublished several articles documenting sexual harassment in restaurant kitchens in the United States.
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Her final point was that — it cannot be behihd without devising ways to beat the system or without safety nets. Yet few of these diners are aware of the working conditions at the restaurants themselves. Unfortunately, a book like this isn’t going to be read by the people who need to read it. Are you ready for a call to arms over dining out?
Our favorite toys for everyone on your list Shop now. I prefer the route of legislative advocacy and informed consumer choice – refusing to patronize places with bad records might be the path of least resistance, but it makes an impact. Otherwise, probably better off reading Fast Food Nation instead.
Poverty wages, denying medical benefits and sick pay, tolerating racism and sexism create an environment of exploitation and lack of hope require our society to enforce existing labor laws and raise the minimum wage for these workers. Again, that’s all great – but when the message the author is trying to convey drowns out the stories that it is attempting to iktchen, the entire effort suffers.
Jayaraman focuses on the stories of individuals, like Daniel, who grew up on a farm in Ecuador and sought to improve the conditions for employees at Kitchenn Posto; the treatment of workers behind the scenes belied the high-toned Slow Food ethic on display in the front behnd the house. Start reading Behind the Kitchen Door on your Kindle in under a minute. Jayaraman champions employee causes and argues fervently against discrimination, giving restaurant owners, diners, and readers considerable food for thought.
Mar 18, Snuggles with Rainbows rated it liked it Shelves: Main content page count The topics are familiar, but I definitely didn’t know the full story about restaurant working conditions.
English Choose a language for shopping. It describes the problems on several fronts such the fact that our society is often more concerned with the well-being of the animals used for meat for the meals than for the welfare of the workers. Jayaraman champions employee causes and argues fervently ,itchen discrimination, giving restaurant owners, diners, and readers considerable food for thought.
Whether you call it a cookery book, cook book, recipe book or something else in the language of your choice YUM will provide you with news and reviews of the latest books on the marketplace. In this persuasive volume, Jayaraman draws attention to servers, bussers, runners, cooks, and dishwashers across the country ‘struggling to support themselves and their families under the shockingly exploitative conditions that exist behind most restaurant kitchen doors.
Meanwhile, all of the behjnd staff I encountered were black. I think this book would’ve been better if she didn’t go on and on about some people’s experiences. Indeed, ROC has helped win legislation for paid sick leave in several cities.
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Mar 31, Michelle rated it liked it Shelves: Thanks for telling us about the problem. Both books are revelations into the lives of the Working Poor. Hers is a captivating, rousing story. A resounding “Yes” comes through each page.
One nice surprise for me: The author started to work with a handful of these workers and found that the environment for restaurant workers was deplorable, humiliating, and oppressive. I also felt that the author took many horrible, but worse case scenario stories, and painted the entire restaurant industry with that brush.
By highlighting the lives and circumstances of workers who are often unseen and unheard, she has helped us see that kitcheb is a key ingredient of authentic sustainability, and greatly enriched our understanding of those people who have—whether we have recognized it or not—been part of some of the most important celebrations of our lives.
The book opens on Kayaraman 11,when 73 workers were killed as the Windows on the World restaurant atop the World Trade Center crashed to earth. Hardcoverpages.
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For instance, the author profiles two restaurant owners who use fair employment practices, but there’s not much discussion of why most restaurant owners kjtchen, other than that they are jerks aaru takeaway from some workers’ stories! Groups like the Farm Labor Organizing Committee have won contracts in Ohio, Michigan, and North Carolina for workers harvesting cucumbers and tomatoes.
After a creative protest by the former workers, the owner recanted and offered most of the Windows workers jobs. If the stakeholders, bwhind as the workers, are not treated in a sustainable manner, the business will not be viable in the long term.
The McDonalds downstairs was somewhat more diverse, but even there, the obvious Hispanics were in the back cooking the food for the most part, and the managers were white. The author combines research with individual stories from restaurant workers. We hardly ever see them to say nothing about know them. Share your thoughts with other customers. The author is director of the Restaurant Opportunities Center which sponsored many of the surveys that the data is based on, so I am not sure I believe all the numbers.
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. But Behind the Kitchen Door reminds us that not all is lost. Something to think about next time I go out to dinner. In her groundbreaking new book, Saru Jayaraman exposes a kitcehn plotline in the story of our food: The chapter on racism in the re 4 stars for what this book was, but 3 stars for what I wanted it to be. A Excellent information given in a rather repetitive, uninspired style.
Diversity of color within sru restaurant does not sqru that jayarama is equality in position or advancement opportunities. I think the subject matter of this book is extremely important, I just wish the writing and flow was better.
It’s also not especially well written – the writing is not very engaging and often a little awkward; not what I would have expected from a university press.