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Can you cook?

If so, what are you good at?

I kind of hope for something like my parent's relationship.  My parents always cook together, or if my mom isnt around or too tired, my dad would cook. If he's tired yada yada she'd cook however my dad is the only one to ever make pounded yam. ( Everyone esp company love his punded yam) He usually does this on the weekends, motar and all. It just seems so normal. It's funny how when my friends or whomever would come and see him, they'd look at me all surprised like it's abnormal or something. I just told them that was how it is in my house. My dad never sat down expecting food, never. If he's hungry he'd make it himself, stew, amala, eba, porridge, okra, etc. Nowadays if im around I help out but he rather do it all himself anyway.

It's such a shame there are hardly any men like this anymore.

Anyway back to the question, any male chefs? Impress us with your skills.

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I do 99% of the cooking in my household.

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YES . . . but dont ask me what i can cook sha

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David. . .you didn't answer my question o. . .why are you still awake?

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I don't like to cook. It is boring and time-consuming. I would happily hire a cook so I can spend more time on something more mentally stimulating. I have no problem with people who love cooking.

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well then good for them,like all inventions,its good for some and not so good for others

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I heard of a better invention

Guys who can cook for themselves.

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and when she has to travel, you'll be left looking like mugun?

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a wife cooking might be a mutual choice between both the husband and the wife so i dont see anything wrong with that, my wife will do all the cooking whenever i get married however i dont mind helping out with maybe cutting onions,veggies n all that, as for pounding yam hell no,even tho i dont want my gurl to have yammy calf/thights or yammy arms,

learning how to cook these days and i have fried rice,jollof rice,locked down,egusi just ok but im not all that bothered as my wife ll take care of the cookng

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male are still the best chefs in the world and am so proud to be part of them.

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Jeez, my brother needs to learn something from you guys!!!!!!

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i wonder why some guys cant cook cos i can do ALL! cook, bake, fry, boil, grill, roast, Im proud i can do all that. thanks to my mom.

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no you're not. You eat it all

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haha. i am no glutton. i know when i am biting off more than i can lick,sorry, chew!!!

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On another forum I belong to, there's a whole discussion with recipes that people put up, pictures of the dishes etc. This could be the same thing.

I grew up in all-boys home too, so I learned to cook some basic stuff from my mom and I live by myself, so you've got to be able to whip up something every once in a while. Sadly, I'm not as good with Naija food (beyond stew, rice, and maybe eba) as I am with foreign dishes. I can make basic Chinese, Mexican, and Italian foods, with some creations of my own thrown in on the side. I'll try to put up some photos of some fish in coconut sauce that I've been thinking about making if I get to it this weekend.

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ugly girl, is ur name 4Her? Mind ya business if u dont want me to yab you this night.

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True, but some guys learn but later on dont bother to put it to use anymore.

They rather rely on others.

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no i cant,

i learnt to do household stuff from a very early age. my dad never learnt.

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Some girls only do that cos that's all they can provide in hopes you wont leave them.

Due to the lame "food is the way to a man's heart" cliche. Bleh.

You should cook WITH her, Bolarge.

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Ask my wife and she will tell you, she do the house chore while i do the cooking and she likes it so much because she knows i am really good at it.

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my mom's philosophy is, boys must learn to cook so someday no woman will take advantage of them in the kitchen!

My friend and i use the mortar. I dont like the mixing, i feel its way more stressful than pounding.

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Nice Thread,

I dont see any biggies in cooking as a matter of fact i enjoy it and really dont give a hoot about what ppl think, As a matter of fact i'm hardly ever satisifed with someone else's cooking so i love to be the one in charge and it makes me feel good hearing comments bout my food and all that,

That's my take peeps

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Might have to do with the fact that a lot of them are silly.

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damn right . .i find it so crazy . .why cant you come out in the open and help her so people will know that there's really love in the home

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Alot of Italian families are kind of like that since the Italians have the common sense to force ALL of their children to help in the kitchen, not just the girls. Therefore, they become such great chefs. Italian women are great cooks but most of the time, the men are better.

and my dad is quite typical, he's a village man(58) and my mom's "omo Eko". They are just not lazy people, I guess. I thank my grandparents that their way of living is NOT typical. If only more mothers would do the same and not allow their sons to become so useless.

so jammin', what are you good at making?

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i am a guy. and i am skilled.

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you know i have to do this http://img.tapuz.co.il/forums/8572800.swf

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that is not very common oh a typical Nigerian man would not pound yam for his wife oh!

maybe during courtship and early days of marriage

there are also marriages where the wife dont cook , the husband does all the cooking but am yet to see a Nigerian man who does that

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Eh people shouldnt care about impressions. They're probably just worried that their jealous wives will look down on them for being so lazy thus they decide to be haters.

Anyway maybe those are other people but all our relatives know my dad is the one who pounds yam in our house.

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this is my take on this issue at least from what i have seen from living with some realtives who are older than me

see if a husband and wife are at home alone , the man can/ will do anything for his wife, make amala, pound yams ,fry fish anything! but let a visitor or one of their relatives step in

the man will act as if he can't do jack, so i think it has to with the impressions of what other people have of them in their marriage!

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