Should Boys LernI strongly believe that boys should learn to cook. First and foremost, being able to cook is a lifetime skill. Having learned to cook, a person need not fear that he goes hungry if there is no one around to cook for him.
A boy who can cook has many advantages over one who cannot. If he is a latchkey kid, he does not have to buy food for himself each time he wishes to fill his stomach. Instead, he can easily whip up something simple yet nutritious at home.
Many men marry late these days, and they live away from home. Being bachelors on their own, they would have to eat our all the time if they cannot cook.
Men never cook anything besides bbq!!!
I've never been in a relationship with a woman that cooks better than me.
Yes, men should. Men should not expext the woman to do it all. They should learn and help their partners as much as they can. I cook but my husband helps me or cooks a full meal when I cant get home on time or are too busy. Men stop being lazy, it's partnership.
Definitely. It's a helpful skill for everyone to have.
Some of the best chefs in the world are male.
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Everyone should be able to cook and like someone said, what if the women gets ill or something
Definitely. What if his wife gets sick? What about Mother's Day? What about guys that end up not getting married? Everyone should know how to make a few things for those unexpected situations.
Depsite the general attitude that boys take to cooking, I know quite a few who know how to cook and quite well. I've a friend who regularly engages in cooking an entire sunday lunch by himself.
I agree, men should know how to cook. Because you might end up with a wife that doesn't know how to cook. Then you can teach her, and then sit back and enjoy the many meals that you didn't
Best thing I ever did was learn how to cook. If I'm hungry I can do something...
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Some guys I know don’t consider cooking a worthwhile venture. Besides the occasional stint behind the grill, they’d rather bask in blissful ignorance than feed themselves in more than 3 steps: stab, chew, swallow.
But ask any woman (or man that already knows how) why it is better to be a kitchen savvy dude and you’ll start to see what these guys are missing.
Whether it’s because they think it takes too much time, too much effort or wrongly assume it’s a woman’s job, men who never learn to cook are losing a huge opportunity to take their man skills to the next level.
8 Reasons Regular Guys Should Learn To Cook
1. Chicks dig it
There isn’t a woman alive immune to a man who can make her a delicious meal. Step up to the plate boys, we’re begging you.
2. Life skills are manly
You can fix your car, hunt wild animals and build a camp fire. Shouldn’t you know how to feed yourself without a drive-thru?
3. You’ll save money
Though there’s a good chance you’re single if you never learned to cook (see point #1), a home cooked meal is a much cheaper date night (or singles night) than dinner for two at Chez Fancy—particularly with the 150% wine mark up common at most restaurants.
4. It’s faster than going out
Fancy date meals aside, cooking at home is almost always faster than going out—so long as you know what you’re doing. Once you have a few basic skills down, you can stop wasting your time in fast food spots simply because you don’t know what else to eat.
5. Guy Fieri shouldn’t be better than you at anything
Food Network star Guy Fieri has bad hair, bad clothes and douchey sunglasses, but the dude knows how to cook. Are you going to let him upstage you like that? Of course you aren’t.
6. Your puppy (aka girl magnet) will eat better
My notoriously adorable puppy Toaster loves salad scraps (sugar snap peas are his favorite), eggs, meats, fish, and pretty much anything else we’re willing to share. A balanced diet is as good for dogs as it is for people (just don’t give them onions, garlic or grapes).
7. You might lose weight
Cooking is one of the easiest ways to improve your diet and stick to reasonable portions. This is a recipe for weight loss, if you’re willing to swallow it.
8. You might like it
Cooking is relaxing, fun, creative, purposeful and, hopefully, delicious. Why wouldn’t you want to add this skill to your tool belt?
Why do you guys like to cook?
Originally published June 6, 2011.