Cooking – Are Men Really Better At Cooking Than Women?

Are Men Really Better At Cooking Than Women?

Are Men Really Better At Cooking Or Is It Just A Myth?


More and more women are now cooking in top restaurants and hotels,
and more women are also getting into the Michelin Guide every year.

But men still win most of the competitions on
TV and although women write plenty of cooking books the ones written
by men seem to get the most attention.

So Why Are So Many Chefs Men?

Is it just that the world of chefs was male dominated for so long that women couldn’t get a look in, or are men really better in the kitchen?

* Chef comes from French, and means, "chief" and refers to the top cook.

Throughout history, men were employed as professional cooks or chefs, whilst women did the everyday domestic cooking for their families.

Women were largely responsible for a great many centuries for putting food on the table, so surely it should be arguable that women have added more to cooking than men.

But Here’s What A Recent Poll Says About Cooking

The poll was carried out by Kikkoman.

Three out of ten women believe their man is a better cook than they are.

One in ten women even said their kids preferred their partner’s cooking over their own.

And women also said their other half is more adventurous when it comes to cooking.

It also emerged that men are taking charge of the more exotic dishes while women stick to more traditional meals, with two thirds of participants saying this is the case in their household.

While women are most likely to rustle up roast dinners, casseroles and stews, men are making curries as well as dishes such as steak and chips and Chinese meals.

A spokesman for Kikkoman added:

"It is great to see that both genders are now sharing the cooking, and that men are now taking more interest and experimenting with different cuisines".

Kikkoman’s researchers also found that men are growing more confident in the kitchen, because they are being inspired by celebrity chefs like Gordon Ramsey and Jamie Oliver.

top chefs - jamie oliver and gordon ramsay

Who Is The Richest Clebrity Chef In The World?

Jamie Oliver, and he is worth twice as much as Gordon Ramsay!

Jamie Oliver is the richest chef in the world with a net worth of $170 million.

Jamie earned a reported $70 million in 2012 alone thanks to the massive success of his books, endorsements and restaurants.

His book "30 Minute Meals", sold over 15 million copies and his TV shows are syndicated to more than 40 countries around the world!

Jamie said at the start of his career:

"Back then, a lot of my counterparts on TV were in chef whites. We respected them way too much, in the way that we respected doctors or nurses".

"And that made the information that they were imparting, much more exclusive".

Teaching Autistic Spectrum People How To Cook

At least one in eighty eight children in the US fall into the autistic spectrum, and they might well need to learn how to cook!

Imagine teaching a high functioning autistic person to cook?!

Well people are working on it!


So Are Men Or Women Better At Cooking?

It’s really not easy to come to a definitive conclusion, but if you have an opinion, then please post a comment.

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6 Responses to Cooking – Are Men Really Better At Cooking Than Women?

  1. knopfman says:

    Are men or women the best cooks or chefs?

    I think it might be worth looking at the words “cooks” and “chefs”.

    Most married women or ones that live with men cook day in and day out and it must be nigh on impossible to maintain enthusiasm, especially when the kids would most likely rather go to McDonald’s or eat pizza etc.

    Hubby cooks perhaps once a week, and probably at the week-end, and he enjoys doing something different.

    A fair contest?

    Methinks, “Not”.

    When it comes to haute cuisine and top restaurants, then women never got a real chance until this decade, and if they were given a job at a top restaurant then they were probably vegetable chefs or something similar.

    Will women soon prove that they are as good as men at haute cuisine?

    We will see in another ten years or so; but they are catching up fast!

  2. donald-drake says:

    There are women that are bad, good and great cooks and men that are bad, good and great cooks.

    I know some men that wouldn’t know how to boil and egg if they lost their wives, and I went out with a young woman who cooked me a meal.

    She did fried chicken, french fries and a salad.

    It all looked fine and tasty until I tried to cut the chicken.

    It was still frozen inside.

    A man that’s interested in cooking and just cooks for fun at the week-end might well prepare far more exotic things than his wife that perhaps cooks 2-3 time a day several days a week.

    But reverse the roles and you might well be surprised at how she cooks for pleasure.

  3. live-one says:

    A James Beard Foundation Award is considered to be the country’s most coveted honor for chefs; food and beverage professionals; broadcast media, journalists, and authors working on food; and restaurant architects and designers.

    They are deemed “the Oscars of the food world,” by Time magazine.

    Is that why all the male chefs in the picture have beards?

  4. live-one says:

    Or is it because most women don’t have beards, that they so often don’t get the top awards?

  5. Sherry says:

    I’m also quite curious why the statistics is this way. It would have been much easier to understand if women are better in this field since they are quite natural at homemaking.

  6. I dont think the quality of your cooking skills is reliant on your gender.

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