Do you really think that man are the best chefs?
June 21, 2009 6:03pm CST
Why do you usually see men as cooks-chefs in restaurants, but in households it's usually the woman? Why if a man can be a good chefs in a restaurant...when he go home prefear to let woman in the kitchen? If you must choice...who do you think that is better chef, man or woman?
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22 Jun 09
My boyfriend is a much better cook then I am . My favorite resturants to go to are those japenese resturants where they cook in front of you . There is a really good one here in houston tx - copperfied and I have always had male chefs ..they are such good cooks :)
22 Jun 09
Not necessarily.. but the title chef sounds better on men than women! I think the reason why they are more male chefs than women chefs is because of the pressure of the job. Its a very demanding job and requires patience and endurance. But I don't think men are better cooks.. they just make cooking a bit more interesting.
21 Jun 09
not necessarily that men are the best chefs. i believe the best chefs can be any person with a passion for cooking and creating food masterpieces, no matter what gender or age the person is. but i agree... yes, more often i also see male chefs in restaurants, but female cooks in the household. i just thought that probably, more men could take their love for culinary arts to the next level by having a profession in this industry. while women has taken their skills in cooking as a necessity in running a household and managing their families. in our family, both the men and the women cook. all of us can cook, but it depends on what type of dishes. but i have to admit that my father cooks better than my mother. i could say the same thing with one of my brothers (who cooks better than his wife) and another brother-in-law (who cooks better than my sister/his wife). but it still doesn't mean that men are the better chefs. hehe
21 Jun 09
I think everyone will agree that in most restaurants there are more male chef than women. I think men in so far as the number, the male outnumber the females in professional cooking. But this does not mean that men are the best cooks or chef. Personally, each person have their own style of cooking. It just happens that men are in the advantage of creating great recipes since they are usually of the receiving end at home. Meaning, it is the wife that usually cooks and its the husband that taste and eat. So in most cases, men are more of deciding which is good, which taste better. By this, they can make great recipes.
22 Jun 09
If we remember our moms and grandmoms’ cooking, then of course women are the first choice. However, as you rightly point out, its men to rule the kitchen from sundry roadside eateries to exclusive five-star dining destinations. The reasons for this are manifold. One, cooking at home requires a lot more hassles than at hotels. At home, it’s the women who does all the washing, cutting, cooking and cleaning herself…don’t trust men to take so much trouble…they are better off as chefs with assistants who do all the cutting and cleaning for them. Second, men love to hog the limelight…at home there’s no limelight, no glamour, nobody to clap and appreciate, nobody to sing paeans to their culinary skills. Thirdly, men love to be in control…they would rather don the cap at the hotel kitchens rather than cook as per their wives’ instructions. And of course they don’t get paid for cooking at home. Cooking has long been seen as a ‘female’ job…men take it up only if they are financially constrained or attracted to cooking as an off-beat professional choice. Some men are genuinely attracted to cooking as a form of art.
22 Jun 09
I think this is a very sexist practice. I think it's because it has always been said that men should make money. I think this is a hold over from when women were not allowed in the workplace, and therefore could not cook for profit, whereas for men, working for free, in the home, was for "sissies." I don't believe in this stereotype at all.