L.A. Chefs Want an Easy Bake Oven for Boys
L.A. chefs are speaking out on YouTube to support a campaign to make Easy Bake Ovens more boy-friendly. The chefs are backing a Change.org petition started by McKenna Pope, who wanted to get her little brother an Easy Bake for Christmas, but was turned off that the toy was specifically designed for girls.
Says the petition:
"Boys are not featured in packaging or promotional materials for Easy Bake Ovens -- this toy my brother's always dreamed about. And the oven comes in gender-specific hues: purple and pink...I want my brother to know it's not 'wrong' for him to want to be a chef."
Joshua Whigham from The Bazaar by Jose Andres and Jeff Mahin from Stella Rossa in Santa Monica speak out about making a more gender neutral sugar-fueled toy.
"I can understand not wanting to cook in a pink oven," says Whigham. He suggests something black or stainless steel, and even going to All Clad to see if they can get some sort of cool pan.
Mahin says that he totally supports the idea of non- gender specific ovens. "I have a huge one right behind me," he says.
Check out the video here: