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Old 11-05-2014, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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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?
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Old 11-05-2014, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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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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Old 11-05-2014, 02:51 PM
 
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I'm honestly not sure of what you are asking.

But, I can tell you that my husband and sons are all capable of feeding themselves a hot meal. In my husband's case, it's rarely something anybody else finds edible. I follow recipes, and they are eaten. He likes to be creative. "nough said?
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Old 11-05-2014, 02:55 PM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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I'm honestly not sure of what you are asking.
::: phew :::

I thought it was just me....
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Old 11-05-2014, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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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.
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Old 11-05-2014, 03:05 PM
 
Location: sumter
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Doesn't matter who cooks it as long as people can eat it and live to see another day. I guess it only matters if the person who did the cooking is a terrible cook, man or woman. I think that's what you are asking .
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Old 11-06-2014, 12:43 AM
 
Location: Texas Hill Country
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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.
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Old 11-06-2014, 12:57 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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I'm such a bad cook that Betty Crocker once threw a rock through my window.
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Old 11-06-2014, 06:31 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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My husband is a great cook and he takes pride in it. Nothing makes him happier than to have parties & cook for our guests, and to get praise in return. I am just ok at it and don't have patience for it. I often get made fun of by my 'old fashioned' family for it, but of course, they don't mind eating his food
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Old 11-06-2014, 07:18 AM
 
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Huh?
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