The Frying Pan Into
The Frying Pan Into is a story written by Domashita Romero (地下ロメロ) and illustrated by neomeruru. It ran in Special Issue 9 and can be read on LJ, and is mirrored at http://www.shousetsubangbang.com/mirror/the-frying-pan-into.
From the author: "Yet another story about chefs, only this time, it’s ladies! Two women with a lot of experience in the kitchen bitching about being bitches, and then getting some real experience in the kitchen, if you get me."
"I shook a ton of hands and smiled all sparkle-white to the boys in their suits when we got out of the restaurant, and kept smiling until every last one of them got into their black cars and drove away. "Motherfuckers," I said, when I was alone, and stopped smiling. I'd have much better wrinkles if I didn't have to smile so damn much. If our deals worked out, I'd send them the bill for the Botox."
From fail-fandomanon.dreamwidth.org: "Maral and Alejandra are chefs, each with their own restaurants - women battling it out in a very masculine field. After a frustrating day, the two friends meet to catch up and unwind."