I agree that in some cultures, cooking is only for women. We can never change that belief because it is their culture.
In my family, my dad, brother and husband are better cooks than me! lol! I count myself lucky! Both men and women can do it. Aside from that, most women that I know admire men who can cook. If the shortest way to a man's heart is through his stomach, be informed that it is something men and women have in common! Cheers!
My mother always told me never to marry a man who can't cook. My father is an excellent cook - probably better than she is. My husband has a bit more limited a repertoire than I do, but he's very good, too.
I've known some men who couldn't even boil water and I think that's ludicrous. How could any woman respect a man who's as helpless as a baby to fulfill his own basic needs? I certainly couldn't!
I took on the duties of cooking when I was around 12. Raised by a single mom with 2 younger sisters, I felt it was the right thing to do. Mom definately needed a break, and honestly we needed a break from her cooking...lol hope she doesn't read this.
I still do most of the cooking because I enjoy it. One of my favorite things to do is go try out a new restaurant and then later try to recreate the meal, if I enjoyed it the first time around.
I cook in my house because I have more time for it. BUT I'm also a much better cook - so even when time poor I like to be the one in the kitchen. You only eat 3 meals a day - may as well enjoy them ;-)
I do most of the cooking in my household, but that is because my husband doesn't get home until late. But I have to say that there is nothing more appealing than a man that can cook, especially cook anything and cook it well. I'd have no problem handing over my apron and spatula!!
I'm not a brilliant cook, rather I'm just learning the ropes. Hopefully, I'll cook something palatable in the near future. Anyway, I often enjoy a different cuisine in a reputable restaurant. If asked to choose between...