100 Women We Love 2016

Here’s to this year's class of the women who inspire us, give us hope, make us laugh and make us want to get up and dance. 


Culinary superstar Chef Rossi aka Rossi (she needs only one name) has long been a food writer for publications such as The Daily News, The New York Post and Time Out New York. Since 1998, she’s penned BUST Magazine’s Eat Me column. In addition, she hosts a hit radio show, Bite This, now in its twelfth season on Cape Cod’s WOMR and WFMR. Rossi has appeared on The Food Network and NPR, and is a popular blogger for The Huffington Post. As owner and executive chef of a cutting-edge catering company, The Raging Skillet, Rossi has a reputation for breaking the rules. The New York Times dubbed The Raging Skillet “a new breed of rebel anti-caterer.” And every year since 2010, Rossi’s company has been listed among The Knot’s Best Wedding Caterers, an achievement that merits a spot in The Knot’s Hall of Fame. “Over the years, gay couples have come to me traumatized by homophobic wedding vendors, or wedding vendors who are kind but clueless,” she says. “I took them under my wing.” Last fall, Rossi’s memoir, “The Raging Skillet: The True Life Story of Chef Rossi” was published by The Feminist Press, garnering rave reviews. “I don’t know if it’s so much that being out and gay makes me more successful as much as living an honest, authentic life,” Rossi says. “I choose simply to be me.” –SLO

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