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Tonight: Women Cook! and raise funds for Work Options for Women

It's one of the great culinary paradoxes: While most household-name chefs are men, in most households, women are the ones wearing the aprons. But the annual fundraiser for Work Options for Women -- a nonprofit enterprise that teaches impoverished women the skills they need to become gainfully employed in the food-service industry -- shows us that there are some fantastic female chefs here in Denver. WomenCook! Dining for a Difference starts at 6 p.m. tonight at Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape Street; included in the lineup are such names as Elise Wiggins (Panzano), Jennifer Jasinski (Rioja), Sheila Lucero (Jax Fish House) and many more. Tickets, $125, are selling fast; call 720-944-1166 or visit www.workoptions.org to get yours.

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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