March is designated as Women’s History Month. Throughout 2023, the National Women’s History Alliance will encourage the recognition of women, past and present, who have been active in all forms of media and storytelling including print, radio, TV, stage, screen, blogs, podcasts, news, and social media. The month of honors would not be complete without mentioning Clementine Paddleford, a pioneer who paved the way for women to enter the culinary world in every way. She was a champion for home cooks, and for women who desired high positions with equal pay and respect in food journalism and in professional kitchens. Clementine was the first traveling food writer who even took flying lessons so she could travel the country in her own little plane to report her findings on what America eats.
Once you read about this remarkable woman, you will wonder why there hasn’t been a movie made about her! Clementine deserves to be honored and remembered.
I have listed the blogs in order:
Clementine Paddleford: From the “Little Apple” to the “Big Apple”
I’m so excited to read your blogs about Clementine Paddleford, Debbie! I was introduced to her through your blog. It looks like a lot of good reading.
Denise, you probably read these blogs ten years ago when I first wrote them. I thought they were worth repeating for National Women’s History Month because Clementine Paddleford made such an impact on the food world when not many women were recognized for their contributions. She is so important to remember as a major trailblazer for today’s women.