American women soldiers can now compete for all the military jobs in the US armed forces. No longer hampered by gender barriers, female soldiers can actually fight for their country. Although they can now drive tanks towards the enemy (but not park them), fire mortars and lead infantry soldiers into combat, where gastronomy is concerned, female soldiers will still be barred from leading a catering team into battle, and quite right too! Everyone knows, the best cooks in the world are still male! Since an army marches on its stomach, retaining this final gender barrier seems sound to me. Remember, behind every great man is a male cook and a gentleman’s gentleman!