Who cooks, him or her?
In a marriage there are 'traditional' roles but I am curious if they still apply?
When it comes to cooking, I think its better if we all do it. It is fun, relaxing, and healthy. When we first got together, my wife and I both cooked, and enjoyed it. Then she got a professional restaurant job, and also got home from work 2 hours before me. Since I always came home hungry, I let her take over the cooking. Big mistake! I really lost touch with my creativity.
About 15 years ago, I reversed that, and reconnected with my cooking. Now, we both cook, each on different nights, then enjoy cleaning up together. Our cooking styles are very different. The variety of flavors keeps us enjoying food at home, much less expensive than going out to restaurants - healthier, cheaper, and tastier at home!
I rejected traditional roles in my past relationships, but now that I've left the workforce have re-adopted them. Yep, I cook.
Well in my house hold I do the cooking, since I was married with my first husband and had three sons and learned how to please their digestive tract. One year two other men, my husbands working partners who moved from out of state moved in with us and I had three men and three sons to cook for. 3-4 months later when it came time for them to move out, they wanted to stay there because of my cooking and my deserts after dinner everynight. Needless to say their wives were not very pleased over the whole thing. I like to cook and I make everything I can from scratch. That says alot because alot of the women now days just open a can or frozen food and heat it up and serve it. I don't cook that way.
My wife and I have both cooked over the years. But by far, my wife does most of the cooking. Now that our children are all teenagers they help some, but it is still mostly my wife.
I am single and I cook for myself. If I am a better cook than someone I am lucky enough to marry, then I will continue to cook. If she likes to cook, we will have fun in the kitchen. I honestly don't see the value in continuing that particular tradition.
I do all the dinnertime cooking in my household. My husband is willing and interested, but simply doesn't get home in time to make dinner. He does make breakfast way more often than I do (if it were up to me, my kids would have cereal every day, just like I do), so I guess it balances out. I also love cooking and have chosen to work part-time in part so I can have time to do things like make homemade meals for the family.
When I was a kid, my mother almost always cooked. However, in every relationship that I have been in, my girlfriend has hated cooking and I have loved it, so I usually do the cooking. I think in the current day and age, the person who cooks is usually the person who simply is better at it (or maybe even just likes to do it more).
I think it would be lovely if both of you cook together. Cooking is great fun..when one has the time..
compromise has been the leading response to a relationship (namely marraige)- however finances most likely lead to disdain---takeout like Chinese works well right?
Both of us. My wife does the preparation and we cook together. It is much more enjoyable doing the cooking together.
We try to maintain eating at home as it is much healthier as we know what we are adding into our food as compared with outside food.
The one who likes cooking, or the one who does not work outside. But if neither likes, and both work, then turn by turn or together or eat out . Don't mention him or her, nobody today is superious.
You would never starve to death on my cooking, but my husband does most of the meal prep. It's his art form
We take turns! With dishes too. It works out well, because I cook all the American/Italian meals and she cooks all the Chinese. Variety and moderation
We both enjoy cooking & sometimes cook together or Nev will make his special dishes like garlic prawns/ chicken & sweetcorn soup/ stirfry etc !
If he is at home way before me he will cook or the other way around .
We love trying new things out together.
While I'm not married, my girlfriend burnt hamburger helper, so... I cook.
And I mean she burnt it. Black-mass-stuck-on-pot-smoke-alarm-it-was-on-HIGH-for-seventeen-minutes-before-it-burst-into-flames burnt.
I have met a few women and men like that. In my younger years I managed restaurants. My cooking was written up nationally more than once. Many of the dishes I cooked were non traditional at the time. I learned as a child the value of fruit flavoring.
Since my medical condition makes it impossible to cook it goes to whoever is willing. I was told not even to use the microwave. Children as young as six have cooked for whoever was here; both male and female. There is however usually an adult around to do it. If not I eat cold food. I do help prepare food for cooking it is something I enjoy.
Everybody laughs when I help do the dishes, someone has to stand behind me to keep me from falling over. The older children think it is a big joke. It is always one of them. No one likes the rare occasions when they have to pick me up off the floor. The rule here has been whoever cooks doesn't have to clean up. This goes for when the children cook too. There is no greater motivator to a child to cook than not having to clean up afterwords, at least in the two houses the corporation help support.
I do all the cooking, and my husband does all the outside work. It's not that we do that because it's a tradition, but it just happen to fell in place. He is good at fixing cars, and mowing the lawn, and I am good at cooking. We share household chores with the kids.....when he has time. He usually works pretty late....
I do all the cooking, but I'm quite sure my husband could be a great cook if he wanted that and if I give him the space to do it, but the fact is he is not that interested and I'm not either, because at first (and I know that would change in time) we would probably be eating dinner at midnight and that's all fine and dandy, but I just don't have the time for that sort of thing... I say he could be a great cook, because he has cooked on occasions, I left him the recipe and explained what needed explaining and actually what he cooked (every time he cooked) had great taste, it was really good, so...
I think whoevers better at cooking or prefers it more. In my last relationship my boyfriend did most of the cooking as he was tons better at cooking than me and loved doing it, where I hate it and am always worried about getting it wrong, though I did chip in with few dishes I knew how to cook and could cook without it being a disaster but spag bol can get boring after a while.
by Dennis L. Page 8 years ago
Are men or women better cooks?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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by Arati Nair 11 years ago
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