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Old 08-24-2008, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Cairo - Egypt
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The most successful chefs are men , I see on BBC food very good cooks and professional too.so Do men like cooking generally?
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Old 08-24-2008, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I do but I despise the clean up afterwards. So I tend to go to great lengths not to dirty very many dishes. Also, I am only good at cooking things like burgers, spaghetti, lasagna, veggies, soups.
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Old 08-24-2008, 04:02 PM
 
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I doubt that many men would like menu planning/weekly or shopping/budgeting.
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Old 08-24-2008, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Kentucky
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I doubt that many men would like menu planning/weekly or shopping/budgeting.
I'm single so I have to do my own grocery shopping and I don't mind it at all.
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Old 08-24-2008, 04:30 PM
 
Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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Ya get to play with fire and there's often alcohol involved, what's not to like ?


Now on the other hand, cleaning up.........................
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Old 08-24-2008, 04:39 PM
 
Location: appleton, wi
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I'm single so I have to do my own grocery shopping and I don't mind it at all.
I'm married, but I do all the shopping and I like it. I also like to plan the week's meals out and do all the cooking.
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Old 08-24-2008, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Holland, MI
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i love cooking but i dont like cleaning up. makes eating feel like a job you dont like
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Old 08-24-2008, 06:35 PM
 
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My spouse is living proof that some men absolutely love to cook. He's a gifted and creative chef who would far rather be playing in the kitchen than most other activities you could name.

He and I go shopping together, at least partially because that's our traditional "date", an hour spent alone together away from the kids. The "kids" are in their 20's now, so it's not so essential to escape together, but we still enjoy the experience. And judging from the reactions of some other grocery store patrons who catch us in the occasional bit of horseplay together, we must be fairly entertaining.

As to cleanup, that's my contribution to meals. We both work fulltime, we both contribute financially to the household, we both share in the work (laundry, housecleaning, yard work, maintenance jobs, etc.) to keep the place ticking over, so it makes sense for me to share in the tasks related to feeding the family. He is a much better cook than I am, and enjoys it much more, while I am a much better dishwasher, so it makes perfect sense to divide the work such that we both shop, he cooks, and I wash dishes.
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Old 08-24-2008, 07:29 PM
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I like it a lot. Experimenting with food ideas is quite fun. I do a lot of simple foods, too. Seeing what's created in the kitchen is such a joy. But I won't do it every day. The reason? Cleanup.
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Old 08-24-2008, 09:36 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Default Some do, some don't

Probably most of the guys on this forum like cooking, or they wouldn't be here.

Generally, I think most men don't like cooking. But maybe because they've never tried and so don't know how much fun it can be. Maybe they don't want to learn something that can seem daunting, so many things to know and too many things to juggle at the same time, especially if the DW has that covered.

But like so many have already said, clean up is a pain in the caboose!
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