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Should Boys Help Out In Cooking Food? ?

Years ago my mum asked me to help her cook and I was big-headed about the whole thing though I obeyed her but I still nurture the idea that boys are not meant to cook for the family, peeps what do you think

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Don't know why some fathers think that if their son is learn to cook, then he is being girly. There is nothing wrong with a boy learning to cook, a boy who can cook will grow to be a man who can fend for himself,this is also a skill which will make them more attractive to the opposite sex.

Cooking is not simply a "womanly thing", there is nothing wrong with a husband and wife cooking together, or the husband cooking dinner to help out his wife.

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l've often thought that one of the best and effective means for a man to win the admeration and affection of his spouse is for that man to possess a good skill at preparing dishes.

Most ladies are always more than ready to show-off their man who has great pedigree in the kitchen perhaps for a good number of reason, one of it could be that in the event of their pregnancy or eventual delivery such skill would prove to be immensely important and l do share their thoughts.

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Thank God i learnt how to cook through trial and error.I have a lot of male friends that cook so i had no choice but to develop an interest.I really don't see anything wrong in it,knowledge gained can never be wasted time.

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I'm a beast in the kitchen . . . . please call me the black JAMIE OLIVER

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there is nothing wrong in a BOY cooking. while growing up, dad would send everyone to the kitchen to keep mum company whenever she is cooking. in the process, we all learnt how to cook.

As time went by, whenever  mum is coming in late from work, she'ld call and ask us to make (semo, amala, etc this includes soups and stew.) for everyone so it saves her the stress when she gets home. this was like in JSS 2 / 3. we took it in turns (my siblings and 1). it is called HELPING / ASSISTING.

its not a monopoly by the women. its like washing the dishes everyone uses after the meal while my elder and kid sis seats watching TeeVee or browsing. ANYONE DOES ANYHING IN MY HOUSE !!!!!!!!!!

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boys are to help in cooking, though in the surface you see it as nothing but in future you will see and also reap the benefit, for instace when you eventually become a bachalor, must you depend on eating outside?

or will you allow your girl friend to cook for you? when you know how to cook, you eill cook your meal the way and manna you like it.

please consider that.

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, whats the big deal?

@poster, stop being lazy, go in there once in a while and help out!

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Of course boys should help out. All these "traditional" rules sef?

And yes, girls do help out with "manly" chores even when they have brothers.

For example, in the winter time, I sometimes help my brother shovel snow- especially if it is a lot and very cold out. I don't mind helping him. (I've even helped him to mow the lawn!) And usually if I cook, my brother washes the dishes. And he has even cooked when I am at home. Guess what? It hasn't harmed either one of us to do these opposing chores.

People should be reasonable with these things. It doesn't make you less of a man or woman if you do the chores "designed" for the opposite gender once in a while. Geez!

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Homeboys better learn how to cook,so Good home made meals can be prepared even in the absence of the women

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Men should also learn how to cook as well that's why boys are given homec classes in schools today.

Even boys/men should help out in sewing clothes and washing dishes.

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There is no big deal if the man or boy cook, is not a woman thing only, so guys be warned. As a matter of fact, my husband cooks for the family. So loving!!! Try ittttt jaree

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Hmmm thank GOD for the training my mom gave me. I've been on my own since I entered college, now I live alone, do all myself, and I mean everything including cooking my meals and putting them into storage containers that last for about two weeks. Well that's with few exception that we all go over to mom's house for the weekend and she cooks and bakes for everyone, other than that, shoot, I cook all my food including soups. When I see my friends go over to them Safeway and all those stores to go buy prepared packed meals, and they spend a good money on them, I laugh at them. They won't be spending all that if they knew how to cook, while me I'm saving because I cook, they spend because they don't

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^^Is Tpiah male or female?

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Tpiah do you want men to do the cooking also? Or you prepare a cooking roster with your husband

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^^ in nigeria, right.

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I've been to restaurants, and I've gotten sick the day(s) after.

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Even as a career it could be extremely rewarding. Gourmet Chefs can make a lot of money these days if they know how to market themselves.

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Never said you did, you were leaning towards the usual boring gender-conversation. "should women cut trees and lift weights" yada yada.

Even in a family setting. . . . it doesnt matter what sex tries to get the work done, as long as it is accomplished.

Yea, in Nigeria shoit happens because of their "gender-characteristics" mentality, a lot of that needs to change.

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And where in my post did i suggest boys should not KNOW how to cook or girls should not KNOW how to fix cars.

There is a difference between knowing how to and doing it in the family setting.

If you know how to and you find yourself alone wont you do it?

In Nigeria I can seen couples when their cars break down, the man gets down and start fixing the car or pushing it, while the woman just stand around, The same woman would now complain about equality when it comes to kitchen duties.

Before you married the guy, He was obviously not starving and he can cook what he would eat.

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Of Course, men/boys should know how to cook just like women.

Can you imagine going for a trip or vacation by yourself and then begging strangers to cook your food?

It's really embarassing. . .

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Yawnn, it doesnt matter who is around or not, it's all about surviving without having to depend on another person.

Imagine a woman that knows nothing about fixing cars,, driving alone and having her car broken down on her?

Enough of the sexual characteristics. I'm not fighting for equality, talking about learning to survive as a human being.

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A woman can do it if there are no men around, just like a guy can cook if there are no women around

I wont allow a girl to lift heavy stuffs if a guy is around and not sick.

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Yes . . . Will help him when he grows up

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The posters question was not if they should cook, Its should boys cook when girls are at home?

For those who said the boys eat lemme ask

Should girls cut trees when boys are at home? Should girls do the heavy lifting when boys are at home?

I know how to cook, I live on my own and cook my own meals but if my sisters were to be around, my time in the kitchen would be limited.

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If a boy can cook,it's for his own advantage.I started cooking since i was a kid,and up till now as a grown up man,am still cooking.Even as am staying abroad ,am still cooking,still single and that means my furture wife would not be proud for me in the kitchen,because why,i can cook better.

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As a matter of fact, women don't know how to cook. They only chose to cook because they think its easier than other household chores like mowing the lawn, washing cars et all.

Cooking requires extraordinary skills in timing and measurement. Most modern ladies don't know these. Some can't even boil rice properly.

So guys learn to cook, cos if you don't, when you're do for marriage, some wrong ladies may slip a love portion into your meal all in the name of cooking for you.

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Hell yes. Not because of these silly gender-equality drama, but for their own good.

There is going to be atleast a decade from when they leave home for college to when they find a woman. Between those years, they'll need to survive on their own cooking, not buying useless fast-foods up and down. They'll need to survive on their own.

I mean, ladies, why wont you want to train your sons to become wonderful chefs?

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well boys do eat as much as the opposite sex but , i think the kitchen is for the ladies . thing is no matter how well a guy can cook he is not and never will be better than his granmother .

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@enomakos

if the boy cant cook blame it on the mother.

if we re to follow ur logic

for the girls who cant cook, the mothers shld be shot!!

yeah right!

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for those boys who can not cook blame it on the mothers

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Those men who believes cooking is meant for only women always end up eating Rubbish(potti) all through their miserable married life.

@ You better learn how to cook or you end up dying of bad food, becoz women of these days only few can cook very well, unless you are the type that eats everything as long as is F.O.O.D.

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The perfect gift to a wife, "i will cook dinner today."

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Why not? I have been cooking since I was 7. Still cook better than most women I know. I find it to be a woman catcher too.

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If boys eat, they should learn how to feed themselves. My mom kept my only brother out of the kitchen and when he hit high school and we, his sisters, would refuse to make food he liked to eat, he found his square root and learned how to cook the food he liked to eat.

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I come from an all girls home (8 of us) so i wudn't know. However i marvel when my friend laments to me hw she slaves all day in d kitchen 4 her brothers, younger brothers 4 dt mata. And worse of all they'll be demanding for diff meals, na wa.

My boyfriend who incidentally comes frm an all boys home(their mom pampered them silly, and still labours in d kitchen till now, d youngest is lyk 19) has started learning hw 2 cook. I've taught him hw to make stew lol, jollof rice, spaghetti, and yam n beans. He's a fast learner. I don't need a husband who can't cook o. Imagine being ill or heavily pregnant and tired and not being able to cook or coming back frm a trip to indomie wraps in d trash can. Lai lai

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It's a plus, if he can cook.

Who wants a useless-man-in-the-Kitchen for a husband?

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I fink its a matter of choice, if u want you do, if u don't then leave

No 1 can persuade me to do that, but willingly i do help my Mum and Sisters in the Kitchen and to be serious "ITS FUN FUN FUN"

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I know how to cook some dishes but growing up

i got the impression that men have no place in the kitchen.

That's obviously a lie as the world best cooks are men who must have started cooking as boys.

In general (society), i think men should also know how to cook not so that they will do all the cooking but

so they can help out every now and then

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ermm sorry to chip in, but most of the "MEN" u are referring to, cook for a living

BTW

the topic is about boys!!!! not men

dont derail

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@Theblessed.

nmbanu i dont agree with u! u re being economical with the truth!! besides how u re able to equate ur bible quote with the topic beats me dead!!

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what is wrong with cooking in the house?

afterall most of the world best cook are men

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@ topic

yes.

though it's true if there are a lot of women in the house [sisters etc], they tend to take over the kitchen.

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when i was little, i was taught the basics, like washing plates, fetching water, sweeping the hause,

i have lots of sisters, so most of the times, they are in the kitchen , it does not mean i cant cook, its just that most women take the kitchen as their territory, where they hold sway and have full control,

BTW when i want to eat sumtin special i just stroll into the kitchen and prepare what i want

as parents teach your boys how to do domestic stuff, when they are little, it helps them

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Are you kidding me? this is 2010, not 1910. If boys eat at home, they should cook as well.

Cooking is an important life skill that everyone should learn regardless of sex.

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