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Hi, Alaric, you've asked a good question.

I was number one cook till having a baby 11 months ago; now husband and I, more often than not, fend for ourselves with a pb and j when we get hungry. I still hope to get it together and have dinner on the table regularly at some point, since I am the one who is at home all day.

Obviously this isn't really a gender-specific skill, since many if not most of the world's great chefs are men. I think the fact that we think of cooking as women's work just has to do with convenience, with the fact that the woman is more likely to be at home taking care of children, and therefore it makes more sense for her to prepare meals.

Here in my home, skills are mixed. My husband is much better at preparing most meats, especially steaks. He is the one who cooks on the grill; I won't touch the thing. However, I'm much better at baking in general. I'm the one who will make pies and breads from scratch, and my cookies are usually better. I also make good casseroles and am good at saucing up an inferior cut of meat. Really, although we both have our strengths, neither one of us suffers when the other one prepares an entire meal single-handedly.
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Cooking..... - by alaric - 10-18-2008, 04:40 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-18-2008, 06:09 PM
Cooking..... - by introibo - 10-18-2008, 06:11 PM
Cooking..... - by Mhoram - 10-18-2008, 07:10 PM
Cooking..... - by CanadianCatholic - 10-18-2008, 07:28 PM
Cooking..... - by leome - 10-18-2008, 08:56 PM
Cooking..... - by alaric - 10-18-2008, 09:02 PM
Cooking..... - by alaric - 10-18-2008, 09:10 PM
Cooking..... - by alaric - 10-18-2008, 09:16 PM
Cooking..... - by alaric - 10-18-2008, 09:22 PM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-19-2008, 09:34 AM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-19-2008, 09:50 AM
Cooking..... - by jovan66102 - 10-19-2008, 12:53 PM
Cooking..... - by alaric - 10-19-2008, 01:09 PM
Cooking..... - by jovan66102 - 10-19-2008, 01:12 PM
Cooking..... - by introibo - 10-19-2008, 03:54 PM
Cooking..... - by introibo - 10-19-2008, 03:58 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-19-2008, 08:21 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-19-2008, 08:22 PM
Cooking..... - by HappyWife - 10-20-2008, 12:38 AM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-20-2008, 08:56 AM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-20-2008, 09:02 AM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-20-2008, 09:07 AM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-20-2008, 09:47 AM
Cooking..... - by pander44 - 10-20-2008, 10:01 AM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-20-2008, 10:05 AM
Cooking..... - by Mommie2Boys - 10-20-2008, 11:05 AM
Cooking..... - by HappyWife - 10-20-2008, 02:55 PM
Cooking..... - by jovan66102 - 10-20-2008, 03:06 PM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-20-2008, 03:21 PM
Cooking..... - by Walty - 10-20-2008, 04:07 PM
Cooking..... - by alaric - 10-20-2008, 04:48 PM
Cooking..... - by alaric - 10-20-2008, 04:58 PM
Cooking..... - by SmileBugMG - 10-20-2008, 06:09 PM
Cooking..... - by Paloma - 10-20-2008, 07:09 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-20-2008, 09:06 PM
Cooking..... - by HappyWife - 10-20-2008, 09:12 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-20-2008, 09:22 PM
Cooking..... - by Anthem - 10-20-2008, 11:08 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-20-2008, 11:21 PM
Cooking..... - by jovan66102 - 10-20-2008, 11:58 PM
Cooking..... - by SmileBugMG - 10-21-2008, 09:38 AM
Cooking..... - by Mhoram - 10-21-2008, 10:03 AM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-21-2008, 10:38 AM
Cooking..... - by Paloma - 10-21-2008, 10:53 AM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-21-2008, 11:20 AM
Cooking..... - by Belloc - 10-21-2008, 03:37 PM
Cooking..... - by SaraLucille - 10-21-2008, 03:47 PM
Cooking..... - by introibo - 10-21-2008, 05:25 PM
Cooking..... - by pander44 - 10-21-2008, 11:13 PM
Cooking..... - by introibo - 10-22-2008, 08:39 AM
Cooking..... - by Theresa - 10-22-2008, 01:37 PM
Cooking..... - by introibo - 10-22-2008, 04:18 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-22-2008, 04:30 PM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-22-2008, 04:40 PM
Cooking..... - by pander44 - 10-22-2008, 06:12 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-22-2008, 07:58 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-22-2008, 09:03 PM
Cooking..... - by Theresa - 10-22-2008, 09:21 PM
Cooking..... - by SaraLucille - 10-22-2008, 09:45 PM
Cooking..... - by Paloma - 10-22-2008, 09:51 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-22-2008, 09:55 PM
Cooking..... - by jovan66102 - 10-22-2008, 09:57 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-22-2008, 09:59 PM
Cooking..... - by Theresa - 10-22-2008, 11:21 PM
Cooking..... - by Mhoram - 10-23-2008, 05:03 AM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-23-2008, 08:33 AM
Cooking..... - by frerejacques - 10-23-2008, 10:00 AM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-23-2008, 10:13 AM
Cooking..... - by frerejacques - 10-23-2008, 10:30 AM
Cooking..... - by Paloma - 10-23-2008, 12:22 PM
Cooking..... - by Texican - 10-23-2008, 12:53 PM
Cooking..... - by Mhoram - 10-23-2008, 01:17 PM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-23-2008, 01:19 PM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-23-2008, 01:19 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-23-2008, 03:26 PM
Cooking..... - by Paloma - 10-23-2008, 03:30 PM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 10-23-2008, 04:46 PM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-23-2008, 05:44 PM
Cooking..... - by HappyWife - 10-24-2008, 01:05 PM
Cooking..... - by Texican - 10-29-2008, 01:50 AM
Cooking..... - by Satori - 10-29-2008, 08:46 AM
Cooking..... - by SmileBugMG - 10-29-2008, 09:52 AM
Cooking..... - by Mhoram - 10-29-2008, 11:23 AM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 11-03-2008, 01:33 PM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 11-03-2008, 03:15 PM
Cooking..... - by Texican - 11-03-2008, 03:39 PM
Cooking..... - by jovan66102 - 11-03-2008, 03:49 PM
Cooking..... - by Theresa - 11-03-2008, 03:57 PM
Cooking..... - by WhollyRoaminCatholic - 11-03-2008, 07:14 PM
Cooking..... - by Historian - 11-05-2008, 09:45 AM



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