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Old 11-06-2014, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque area
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Yes, I am sure there are entire armies of irate men in the great beyond unable to find repose because eulogies and obituaries referenced their cooking skills. Good Lord.
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Old 11-06-2014, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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Let's see if I can clarify this.

It's your eulogy (assuming you are in position to care). If you are a boy, would it upset you (assuming you are in the position to be upset) if they talked about you being a great cook for anything other than the grill and the beef?

Me, no, it wouldn't. One way (ie, watching Piper on Charmed) or the other (ie, if you are taken hostage and can cook well, you may be the last one they shoot), I've learned to cook and I like cooking.

But then consider the expectations of society.
This really isn't any more clear.

Many/most great chefs are men. The only thing I'm getting from your post is that perhaps you are trying to somehow portray yourself as more masculine than feminine because the type of cooking you do is the "for the troops" variety rather as opposed to the nurturing comfort food variety.

Um..ok?
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Old 11-06-2014, 07:32 AM
 
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What is "piper of charmed"?

I am not positive but I suspect this should be moved to Food and Drink. Or maybe Military Life. Perhaps they can make sense of it over there.
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Old 11-06-2014, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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Actually, I think the palate is one of the things that makes us equal, as
far as I can see.
Because we often don't feel the same about cars, sports, raising pets
and children, color schemes, etc.
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Some people look at food as merely fuel for the body. Some people feel that cooking is an art form, melding flavors and colors and textures. Some people use food as a way to nurture those they care for. I don't think it has much to do with gender as much as preference.
Agree.
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Old 11-06-2014, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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What is "piper of charmed"?

I am not positive but I suspect this should be moved to Food and Drink. Or maybe Military Life. Perhaps they can make sense of it over there.
"Charmed" was a TV show in the late 90's and early 00's on the WB. Piper (played by Holly Marie Combs) was the cooking and nourishing sister.

Well, it might belong in food and drink only we really aren't talking recipes here and we are talking about men and women related, if on a social setting.

Nor is it really about military life. My father was a soldier, no doubt about that and that may have been part of what defined his concepts of personalty.........but there may be other occupations which have the same perception. I don't know.

As far as me cooking for an army.....it's just a figure of speech.
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Old 11-06-2014, 09:42 AM
 
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yes, men and women cook differently
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Old 11-06-2014, 09:46 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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"Charmed" was a TV show in the late 90's and early 00's on the WB. Piper (played by Holly Marie Combs) was the cooking and nourishing sister.

Well, it might belong in food and drink only we really aren't talking recipes here and we are talking about men and women related, if on a social setting.

Nor is it really about military life. My father was a soldier, no doubt about that and that may have been part of what defined his concepts of personalty.........but there may be other occupations which have the same perception. I don't know.

As far as me cooking for an army.....it's just a figure of speech.
How about asking the question again... plainly.
Leave out all TV references.
Leave out all military references.

On what exactly do you want opinions?
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Old 11-06-2014, 10:51 AM
 
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On what exactly do you want opinions?
Nothing.
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Old 11-06-2014, 11:44 AM
 
Location: CO/UT/AZ/NM Catch me if you can!
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When my father was first facing death by disease (before surgery extended his time), he didn't want his children to say things like "Samuel was an excellent cook.". In his world of being a career soldier, that was, I suppose, his world of pride, that he led, took care of his troops.

These days, when I go through the grocery store, I am not a woman cooking for her family but more likely, one cooking for an army. I buy food for meals to support the people, often not family, that I care about.

So what's the difference?

Is food so much a difference when it comes down to who cooks it, be it man or woman?
Why are you buyinng so much food? Are you running a soup kitchen? My Dad was career Army, and he took great pride in having served his country for 30 years. I think this is true of 99.9% of members of the military. Do YOU want to be remembered as a great cook? If so, good on you. Can you invite me over for dinner?

I don't understand what you are comparing you purchasing so much food to. Do men buy fewer groceries than women? Do men tend to blow off their cooking skills more than a woman would? I don't get your question.
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Old 11-06-2014, 12:37 PM
 
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I think this is supposed to be the crux of the question:

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Let's see if I can clarify this.

It's your eulogy (assuming you are in position to care). If you are a boy, would it upset you (assuming you are in the position to be upset) if they talked about you being a great cook for anything other than the grill and the beef?

... consider the expectations of society.
My husband is excellent cook and we do have people lining up to eat whatever he cooks. He even teaches cooking classes. He would be first to tell you that cooking is a very male dominated profession. I supposed Society considers home cooking to be a women domain, but there are a good number of men cooking at home, I'm very lucky I have my own chef @ home.
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