who's Cooking in your family?

@tanyusha (112)
Moldova
September 14, 2007 6:28am CST
Do you cook for your husband or does he cook for you? Many men think that cooking is the wifes' "job", or even duty. Do you agree?
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@jothis (519)
• India
14 Sep 07
I don't believe that cooking is the job only for women or wifes. Here in my home my sisters husband used to help her in cooking and he prepare well than her. I think cooking is an enjoyable habit and we can experience new items. In my concerns new experiments are really tasty and we give name for that dish.
@lightningMD (5932)
• United States
14 Sep 07
I do most of the cooking in our house. If I am working and my husband gets home early or has the day off,he will cook for me. He will bring to my work where we can eat together. He is a great cook. If we are home together we often just cook together.
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@sunshine4 (8707)
• United States
14 Sep 07
I don't think that cooking is the wifes job and neither does my husband~ good for him:) I do most of the cooking here because I am home all day. I usually will get something put in the crockpot in the morning and it is ready by dinner time. When we grill, my husband will usually be the one cooking. That is what I love about summer~ he grills!
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• United States
14 Sep 07
Hiya Tanyusha, Me and my hubby both share equally I think, or does he cook more than me? lol Im always asking him to cook something in particular that he has come up with, I honestly think he cooks beter than I do. We dont see it as a job or a duty, at least I dont. I do feel a wee bit guilty about him doing it, since he works all day and I dont. When hes in the kitchen he is always telling me to go sit down somewhere and let him do this. lol I then say, but I feel like your waiting on me, he then replies with I will never wait on you babe. Bay xx
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@mamasan34 (6521)
• United States
14 Sep 07
No not really. I think whoever cooks and enjoys it should be the one who cooks. Some ladies aren't gifted in the cooking arena and the men are. I cook well and my husband does not, nor does he enjoy the task so I end up doing most of the cooking. If I am sick, he will make something simple for that evening and he does help in the kitchen.
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@violeta_va (4834)
• Australia
14 Sep 07
If I want to eat I cook as my husband is bad at cooking. I dont think that cooking is a wifes job in my family but I know how to cook and do it better than him thats why I do it. If he wants something to eat and I dont like cooking that (say lamb) he cooks it if he knows how to if not I jell out instructions as I wont go 10m near that, as I hate the smell. He can make salads and he does help out when he knows how to do something or if I am telling him how. On the other hand my father is the best cook he enjoys cooking and makes the best meals ever.
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@isaiah12 (418)
• United States
14 Sep 07
It depends on who likes to cook. I am divorced and have been for 20 years. My mother did the cooking for years while my father worked(Except on holidays). My father loved to cook and for many years had his own sub shop. When he retired my mother said it was his turn to cook for her. And that is what he does, because he enjoys cooking.
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@Ravenladyj (22936)
• United States
14 Sep 07
my brother has that "women belong in the kitchen" attitude and I've argued with him on it numerous times LOL he's so chauvanistic its sickening! Does my hubby cook for me? No LOL he's really not a "skilled" in the kitchen kinda guy so as much as I love him, I prefer that he doesnt try LOL things like Hamburger Helper or Manwich is one thing but beyond that..um....NO LOL
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• China
14 Sep 07
i am not married, and i am now a college student. But in my home, i cook for everybody, cuz both of my father and mother are lazy. I am boy, but i do not think it is only the female's responsibility or duty to cook. As we can see, most of the good cookers are male. Chinese food is the best in my opinion, you can learn things even in the process of cooking itself. Well, if the couple can cook together, that will be nice.
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@nanayangel (7862)
• Philippines
14 Sep 07
Hi there tanyusha! My husband do most of the cooking between the two of us. He's a much better cook. I can cook too but only basic and simple dishes. We love food, we love eating so he's the more experimental one and he's a great cook that's why he don't complain of him doing it more than I do. I guess it's all about compromising. I mean, why would we settle for less when he can do better, right?
@julianarw (1524)
• Netherlands
26 Sep 07
Hi, In our family, i do cook for my husband but only from Monday until Friday. The rest of the week, Saturday and Sunday - my husband cook for me. He never think that cooking is only the wifes 'job'. If i don't have a good mood for cooking, then i just said to him that i don't cook. So, we just buy something from supermarket like pizza ^_^;;
@eshaan (6193)
• India
21 Sep 07
Its me, who cooks in my house. In India its still considered wife's job. My children are small and there's no one to help even.Sometimes it becomes boring doing the same work everyday,though how good cook u may be but the repeatedness makes it tiring and some day u urself don't like the food cooked by urself.
@eprado (1473)
• Philippines
21 Sep 07
Hello tanyusha, My wife is the one whose cooking for the family and sometimes I do too. I don't agree that cooking is the wifes job or duty. I think both can share the responsibility of cooking for the family. They can help each other in turns or whoever is more available at time to prepare the food. :-)
• United States
21 Sep 07
We switch off, or sometimes we just make our own food for ourselves. Whoever feels like cooking, cooks. Or whoever is sicker(we both have health problems) the other one cooks.
@moxalot (100)
• United States
15 Sep 07
I do the cooking most of the time. Mostly because I stay at home with my girls. But if we're grilling then it's my husband's job. It's hard to cook for him because he is the most picky eater. His mom used to use all diet food, so there are some things he won't even consider eating because they tasted nasty when he was a kid. That is a little frustrating, especially when our 2 year old is a more adventurous eater then her dad...
• United States
14 Sep 07
In my family growing up my Dad was the cook. He taught me and now I cook for my family. My hubby is not a good cook. If it were up to him we would eat McDonalds everyday. I think who ever is able to cook should do the cooking.
@nancygibson (3737)
• France
14 Sep 07
My husband does almost all the cooking, but he is a trained chef and the kitchen is pretty much his domain. I cook well, but usually he has so much fun in there that I just leave him to it!
@sherrir101 (3676)
• Malinta, Ohio
14 Sep 07
I don't agree. Bruce does the grilling and I do the cooking. He cannot cook, and I can. Bruce does not consider cooking *my job*. He just accepts the fact that I can cook. He does a great grilling job though. I am not allowed to mess in that area. LOL