Should boys learn to cook??

Cooking a necessity or a choice - Should the guys compulsarily learn cooking or not??
India
February 16, 2007 3:54am CST
What do u think whether it is neccesary for boys to learn cooking or they should be dependent on the ladies in their home. Can they live without learning it?? Please give a valid reason to support ur statement
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@teison2 (5927)
• Norway
16 Feb 07
I believe there is no difference between what a boy or a girl should learn. accordingly I feel a boy should absolutely learn to cook. Cooking is not a feminine thing. Most great chefs are men. What if a boy does not have a ladi in his home? i know lots of men living alone at some point in their life. Economically and nutritionally he would be far better of if he was able to prepare hios own food. In my view beeing able to function without the constant help of others is also a good thing for ones self esteem. A man will be a much better catch in my eyes if he can cook.
• India
16 Feb 07
I definitely agree with ur point and also the example given by u justifies ur point.. But do u think that if a guy doesnt learn to cook then he cannot survive???
@teison2 (5927)
• Norway
17 Feb 07
I'm sure he'd be able to survive without knowing how to cook. Where i live however eating out, or bying readymade meals at the store, is very expencive. I do not think most people could afford this lifestyle.
• India
16 Feb 07
No its not very necessary for boys to learn cooking but i think they should know how to prepare few basic items if not everything from the main course. Because its not necessary that there would be everyone behind him holding a plate with delicious items. He shud know cooking because it makes him a litle independent. I mean he does not have to reley on anybody else for his food.Thet can live without knowing how to cook but it makes life a little difficult for them.
• India
16 Feb 07
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16 Feb 07
I think that boys should definately learn to cook, they need to be able to look after themselves. Some people are better at cooking than others, but everyone needs to be able to survive on their own. Also in a relationship both partners need to be able to take a turn with the jobs in the house so the men need to be able to cook as well as the women.
• India
16 Feb 07
thanks for replying my dear friend. That is the view i feel that most of the people here might be having. But do u think a guy has compulsorily to learn cookin or he can even do without it?
• India
16 Feb 07
nooo...if they do.. then they will have to cook ...
• India
17 Feb 07
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@smkwan2007 (1038)
• Hong Kong
16 Feb 07
On the view based on fairness between both genders, I think boys should learn to cook. It is not fair that girls in a family are always the one who cook but not the boys. In the life of a married couple, there must times a wife is sick, tired or not in good mood, then her husband should be the one who takes care of the family and he should cook whenever necessary.
@erl212 (303)
• Philippines
16 Feb 07
it would be better if boys knows how to cook,i love to eat but i dont know how to cook and im learning my ways on cooking,my girlfriend teach me on how to cook,anything she know about cooking,she teach it on me and what are the techniques behind it,better to know it than having no idea about it,try learning,your partner will be very please knowing you know how to cook.
@sco888 (27)
• United States
16 Feb 07
I'm way, way better at cooking than my wife - and she knows it!!! That's why, she would have me cook dinner at least once a week. I learned to cook at an early age and I think it would be good (and advantageous)for boys to learn this skill as well.
@TerryZ (22147)
• United States
16 Feb 07
Oh of course they should learn. You never know when you will have to be cooking. It really not that hard to do. Its main common sense. And who knows you even be a famous chef. Cheers
• India
16 Feb 07
What's wrong in learning to cook by boys. Its nothing wrong in it. Every person has a right to be independent. Even when a boy learn its good for his own. May be he will need it at any moment. Like whenever parents went outside, then, what to depend on our relatives? NO. Its better that he will cook food for his own. It will be a lot more better for him and can concentrate on his studies or work (as a bachelor). And a very good example you could understand. That for a married person, when his wife is pregnant it will be a lot useful for her to take rest and get food served by her dear husband. It even increases the love between them. Learn to cook, I say, the cooking can be learned by boys easily or with a little advice can do better. And for me, as a middle class family boy right now, I prefer to cook on my own when my mother goes to some tour rather than going to some relatives house or buying lunch daily, which is a bit costlier and timing is not fixed. It will be beneficial for me when I go alone for any job or get job at any place away from my city. I think that I gave you a little valid reasonable answer. Have a nice day.
• India
16 Feb 07
everybody including men should learn to cook a bit! and its not a compulsion but a requirement! at times one may have to stay alone....specifically men...they work away from their homes ,its generally seen.they need to learn few basic things so that they dont keep staring at the restaurants by the road while coming back at their rooms. if they learn to cook few things for themselves they can make their life much better....but cooking demands time...(which men dont have..lollss).but atleast home cooked food keeps you healthy! even if they are married...learning a bit would help at odd times...in case when the wife is away or not keeping well!
@Myrrdin (3601)
• Canada
16 Feb 07
These days it is technically not necessary for anyone to know how to cook. That being said I don't think anyone should be dependent on anyone else, regardless of what sort of relationships there are. I think everyone should know how to cook, I am a man, and I am an excellent cook. I have always done the cooking in my house, not that my wife didn't know how to cook, but I was the better cook and I enjoyed it more. Sure anyone can survive without knowing how to cook, there are so many prefabricated meals available that even without eating out anyone would be able to survive by basically heating up meals, but there is so much joy derived from placing a great meal that you created in front of your family why deprive a boy of this joy just because he happened to be male. As another poster stated many of the best chef's in the world are males, in fact males outnumber females in the world of chef's so obviously men can make great cooks.
@yanjiaren (9050)
16 Feb 07
nah my son loves cooking..o.k my hubby works aouside so i cook during the week..but on a sunday we cook his wicked chinese dishes he knows..i love men and boys that cook..you shouls see the salad my son can whip up in no time..he is an ace!!
• Malaysia
16 Feb 07
i think all boys should learn. as in this modern world, many wives will work. so sometimes, they dont have the time to prepare. so i think husband can help out.
@ito_kmk (102)
• Malaysia
16 Feb 07
For me..YESSSS..Because it's easy for you when you're hungry and not enough money to eating at outside..And..You can saving more money if you always cook at home..
• Australia
16 Feb 07
Absolutely. A male should be fully functional on his own. A lot will move out before settling down and they need to be able to cook to survive. Especially important for the younger, college age guys, to save a few dollars rather than having to eat out all the time. They don't need to be amazing, just edible food with a bit of substance. In this modern day as well, where quite often both partners will work, they need to be able to share responsibilities around the house, so that if one gets held up at work, the other can come home and do what needs doing. If the woman is held up at work until 9pm, I'm sure neither of them wants her to come up and start cooking when they should be settling down for the night. Definetly believe that a compulsory class in school wouldn't kill them to learn the basics.
@ginny36 (267)
• United States
16 Feb 07
I think everyone should know enough about cooking to fend for themselves. You don't have to be a gourmet, but you should be able to make enough basic meals to keep yourself fed and healthy without living on takeout. What if you don't find the woman you want to be with and end up single for a while? What if she works too and wants to split the cooking duties? What if she is sick and needs you to pick up the slack? Or what if you meet and fall in love with a woman who doesn't cook the things you like? More and more women have limited cooking skills today themselves. She might be willing to learn to make that dish you love, but who knows - maybe you'll actually make it better. My boyfriend is a great cook, which is good because he's a "meat and potatoes" guy and the things I know how to make well are more along the lines of vegetable dishes and pastas. I was just never much of a meat-eater and so I learned to cook those things I liked.
@vicky19810 (1601)
• China
16 Feb 07
yes,i think the men should learn to cook,as cooking is not only the task of women in today's world.and it is said that famouse kitcheners are almost men.
@Gwapako_28 (2142)
• Philippines
16 Feb 07
Yes!Because what if he got married and his wife is sick and they have childrens?Who will cook for the family in behalf of her wife?So the husband will be the one to take care of his family then!