It may seem that food journalism is a specific publishing field, but it does have room for specialization. One example of a smaller niche within the food journalism industry is the topic of female chefs. Despite the outdated belief that “women belong in the kitchen,” the food industry is largely male-dominated. Why? Many feminist food writers seek to answer that. There’s an entire subsection of food writing dedicated to examining the role of women in cooking, the restaurant industry, and food journalism, and it’s fascinating to read about.
Here’s an article written by a woman who quit the food industry: http://www.eatmedaily.com/2010/05/why-i-quit-cooking-women-in-the-kitchen/?so=f-l
And a book written by a UCF professor about women in food journalism: http://www.amazon.com/Food-Section-Newspaper-Littlefield-Gastronomy/dp/1442227206/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1423189369&sr=8-1&keywords=newspaper+women+in+the+culinary+community