I do all of the cooking in the house, except for a couple of ethnic dishes my wife will make. I love being in the kitchen concocting new meals and experimenting with recipes. It seems as though there are many more male chefs than female. I wonder why?
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Your response was the one I was waiting for. I think you hit the proverbial nail on the head.
Your answer certainly makes sense. I never thought about a lack of opportunities for female chefs, but I'm sure there is a a lot of validity in your response.
Mary, you read my mind. My wife is a great baker, following every letter of the recipe. When I cook it is normally a half handful of this and a pinch of that. So far my success with momma is pretty good.
Hopefully stereotypes will wane with time. I learned to cook from my dad because he got home from work an hour before my mom. I loved watching him throw things together.
My wife is also a fantastic baker and I am horrible in that category. My wife usually tells me what she wants for dinner during the week and generally speaking, her wish is my command. I'm retired, so it makes sense that I do the cooking.
I think with more women in the workforce that roles in the house are changing. With that change we are now seeing more men in the kitchen making dinner for their families.
I think that being a good cook is tied into whether or not a person really enjoys cooking. If you like it then you will excel. If you don't really care to cook then meals will likely be mediocre.
Many people, no matter what their gender, are great cooks. A lot probably has to do with the drive and passion behind the cook. If they love cooking, then they will pour their heart and soul into it. It's similar to writing. Some are great and then..