The X factor

The Mighty Cuozzo is right: That NYmagazine piece about women chefs did sound whiny. Eight years ago, when Dining tackled the subject, prominent women in whites embroidered with their names were hard to find even to interview. Now they’re everywhere, especially downtown. Coming on the heels of a huge benefit that showcased only women chefs, the piece definitely seemed more Laura than Hillary. But at least it brings up a good question: Are girls with knives getting tougher, or are swaggering boys just being exposed as the wagging weenies so many really are?