Can She Cook?

I received an interesting question.

Question for Paul: How important do you think it is for a woman to be able cook in a long-term relationship (marriage)?

It is  very important. Food is a central part of life. It is also an enjoyable part of our existence on earth and  an element of the joie de vivre. Furthermore, and probably most importantly, the kind of food that you eat is crucial to your long-term health. They say that married men are healthier than bachelors, which is probably due in large part to their eating home-cooked meals instead of restaurant food, fast food, or processed microwavable dinners. It’s important to eat healthy and enjoyable meals.

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photo source: multiculturiosity.com La Coupole- Paris, France

A few obvious things must be said before we go further:

  1. Many of the greatest chefs in the world are men.
  2.  A man may love to cook and be pretty good at it.
  3. If a man loves the woman he’s with and she can’t cook for the life of her, then he might have to just learn to cook.

Okay, we got that out of the way. To specifically address your question, you should screen the girl– that’s what dating is about. Is she smart, funny, a good person, faithful, caring, and responsible? Is she a good cook? Here’s what you do: just have her make the two of you a nice dinner on the third or fourth date. You can buy her the groceries and make an adventure out of it. If you find that she can’t cook at all and it tastes horrible, you can make a decision.

There are millions of girls out there, but you only have one stomach.

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Hope this helps!

La vie est belle, profitez de chaque moment

UPDATE:

My mother read this post and told me to add this: “Anyone can learn to follow a recipe or watch YouTube. Cooking is a skill just like any other and one that has to be developed just by caring for a family. So even if she can’t cook at first, don’t give up hope. She can learn.” She also said that the photo I used was not very appetizing and that I should have used a photo of a “beautiful salad.” So to the questioner…maybe you should have asked a mother instead of a bachelor.

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One thought on “Can She Cook?

  1. When I married my first husband I couldn’t cook for the life of me – my new mother-in-law (French) soon took care of that – now it’s my second husband that benefits -or st least most of the time -sometimes best laid plans do go flat!🙀 Is it important? Yes and no -but as you say if you’re going to eat someone had to do it reasonably well -I suppose there are always cooking schools or good mother-in-laws though -so my advice is not to loose heart!

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