Why is it that so many top chefs are left handed?
I have noticed for a long time by watching TV cooking shows that a disproportionately high number of top chefs seem to be left handed, including Gordon Ramsay. Earlier this morning, I was watching a show which featured three Michelin starred chefs - all three of whom were left handed. Is this simply coincidence, or is it something to do with the creative/artistic side of the brain making for better chefs?
It's funny that you bring this up because most of the utensils in a kitchen are meant for right handed people. Take ice cream scoops for instance. The little lever that is suppose to release the scoop of ice cream is on the right side and is meant to be used by a right handed person with their thumb. A left handed person would have to use their forefinger. And many left handed people will have difficulty trying to use this utensil because of this "problem". Also, think about can openers. Those are meant for right handed people as well.
As far as it goes psychologically, I don't know. I don't think there has been any studies that have gone on. But as far as feeling comfortable in a kitchen, left handed people just aren't welcome!
I've noticed that left-handedness has become more common overall. Years ago, when a child exhibited signs of being left handed, he or she would be trained to use the right hand because that was thought to be the proper way. Not so anymore.
Gordon, you are more observant than I am, watching these shows. I never noticed it...maybe we're watching different people. But, now my curiosity has been triggered and I'm going to keep my eye on the hand and not the food, like I usually do, lol. Great question! Are YOU left handed?
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