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2007-12-04 11:19:04 AM
a well-fed alcohol problem.

If it's well fed, what's the problem?
Oh... and I'm not British
 
2007-12-04 11:19:09 AM
DaSwankOne:
Men cook outside of the home, women cook inside the home.

Not in my house. She cooks anything Italian, because her grandmother taught her how. I cook the Cajun (learned from my dad) and, since I was a sous chef for several years, just about everything else.

This:
Women in the kitchen? get them the Fark out of it! Worst thing for a working kitchen is to have two women working in it, sooner than later there's gonna be a tiff and biatches hold a grudge then everything comes to a grinding halt.


This is VERY true.

That's because all the women are working out front as waitstaff, where people pay them extra just to deliver food, and extra on top of that if they flirt and bat their eyes nicely.

Somehow, that doesn't seem to work as well for guys, so they actually have to learn a useful skill if they want to make money in the food service industry.


This, however is a load of hooey. Waiting tables well, (I'm talking fine dining) is just as difficult as working a saute station, and WAY more lucrative. The ability to deal with people well enough to sell them something is a talent, not a skill. Most kitchen staff couldn't sell water to a guy dying of thirst in the farking desert.
 
2007-12-04 11:20:16 AM
SusanIvanova: Yeah, no misogyny at all. Stating that a majority of working chefs are male isn't misogyny. The stuff above, however, is.

Pull the stick out of your ass toots.
 
2007-12-04 11:21:33 AM
DaSwankOne: The only alcohol "problem" there is occurs when I run out of gin and it is after 9:00pmam.

Fixed.
 
2007-12-04 11:22:17 AM
I'm masculine and I like cooking.

Cookings combines food, fire, heavy metal objects, and control.

What's not to love?

Plus, if you cook as a woman, you have to clean up after yourself. If you cook as a man, you can often get your wife to do it.

I'd sure as hell rather make the dinner than do the dishes.
 
2007-12-04 11:22:52 AM
Unfortunately my wife cant cook tosave her life, so if I want to try anything new (i.e. out of her very small culinary comfort zone) I have to make it myself.
 
2007-12-04 11:23:51 AM
DaSwankOne: - FAIL. Your trolling does have that lovely
1950's smell to it though.
 
2007-12-04 11:23:56 AM
Mr Guy: Plus, if you cook as a woman, you have to clean up after yourself. If you cook as a man, you can often get your wife to do it.

Your secret, explain it to me.
/wife thinks "cleaning up" means "leaving the dishes in the sink".
//we have a dishwasher.
 
2007-12-04 11:25:05 AM
Chicken Cromag :

Chicken + Fire

Enjoy!
 
2007-12-04 11:25:55 AM
SanderJK: approves

Deserves a blast of the spice weasel.

*BAM*
 
2007-12-04 11:26:11 AM
This: wife thinks "cleaning up" means "leaving the dishes in the sink".
//we have a dishwasher.


You have encountered this too?
I though I was alone.
 
2007-12-04 11:26:12 AM
DaSwankOne: clevershark: Slightly OT, but what's a "RiotGrrl"? I've seen that term pop up on the intarweb recently...

Back in the Grunge / Slacker days she was the kind of girl that was into the whole womyn based political philosophy that felt that she needed to rebel against the patriarchal society that keeps women down. She wore dog collars with t-shirts and a bike jacket and cut offs with tights (sometimes fishnet) and Doc Martins. She was always the annoying girl at the Flipper show that kept crowd surfing over and over and over. She also would usually have a three way with you and her other RiotGrrl roommate. Sometime she would not shave for a while, but she would go out with you and get rip roaring drunk. Damn I miss the 90's.


I used to hang out with people like that ("before it was cool", as the saying goes) but I really can't remember the term being widely used... oh well, maybe I just wasn't paying attention.
 
2007-12-04 11:26:16 AM
gunga galunga: SpiderKing: C. What do you think that hot girl you've been thinking about would say if she found out you could cook an awesome meal for her? Hint: It wouldn't be "what a pussy".

Bears repeating.


"Here's my Pussy"?

I love to cook. I've never had a problem with any date having me cook. And it's nice when you're dating if you BOTH cook. It's fun, it give you both something to do (instead of someone just watching TV or doing nothing) and stuff is usually done faster.
 
2007-12-04 11:26:19 AM
SusanIvanova:

LowPlainsDrifter: There's been no misogyny yet SusanIvanova. Well not that I've seen so far anyway.

Ahem...

thatguyfred: No one needs an uppity female who doesn't know how to make a decent pot roast fooling around in the kitchen.

iostream.h: No doubt, these women seems pretty useless these days.

DaShredda: SpiderKing:
I guess I'm ahead of my time...

Seriously, men, your asses need to learn how to cook.

Actually, you women need to learn how to cook.

Men know how to cook.

It's farking easy.

That's why we don't have to learn.

You women, with your cookbooks and shiat. And you still can't make a decent cup of coffee.


EQUALITY FOR WOMEN!
All the fun of being a man with none of the responsibility!



Yeah, no misogyny at all. Stating that a majority of working chefs are male isn't misogyny. The stuff above, however, is.


Ah, so one then assumes that you label most current television and movie fare these days as androgyny then because of similar joking swipes taken at men as a gender?
 
2007-12-04 11:27:26 AM
My wife is the winter cook and I am the summer cook. She specializes in comfort food and cookies. I have a penchant for in season vegetables and grilling meat.
The only thing we disagree about is, is who's pea soup is better. Mine uses tons of ham, sauteed vegetables, and garlic. Her's is cooked in the crock pot with the dump method, and a smoked ham hock. That's ok though, come this spring, were going to have a pea soup cook off. I will totally kick her ass.
 
2007-12-04 11:28:01 AM
@LowPlainsDrifter

*sigh*

The word you're groping for is "Misandry".

Androgyny means "ambiguous gender".
 
2007-12-04 11:30:13 AM
Wow! There sure are a lot of insecure guys here. How does cooking make you gay? Let's see: sharp knives, big fires, cool machines and gadgets, getting laid every once in a while for your efforts. All things that, taken separately, guys enjoy. Put them together and suddenly you have the recipe (pun intended) for teh ghey? I don't get it. Remember, most (not all) of the world's top chefs are men.
 
2007-12-04 11:32:13 AM
Man, there are a lot of assholes in here who aren't hanging out with the right kind of women. You're doing your sons a disservice if you don't teach them how to cook and you're doing your daughters a disservice if you don't teach them how to use tools and be mechanically handy in a general sense. My mother is the true jack-of-all-trades. That woman picks the apples herself then bakes the pie from scratch. She mows her own lawn, trims her own hedges and is capable of disassembling and fixing all kinds of things (toilets and sinks are a specialty. I've also seen her re-wire stuff). She is awesome and wasn't raised to think that tools = man and cooking = woman and THAT is the way I was raised. You're a useless woman if you're afraid to put an Ikea table together by yourself and you're an equally useless man if you can't at least roast a chicken.

My g/f didn't have any basic tools like hammer or screwdrivers until I gave her some extras I had sitting around. And she almost blew up my kitchen because she had never been shown how to use a gas stove before ("what do you mean wait for it to light?")

Her mom was one of those "don't teach your daughter anything that suggests a gender role" feminists.

She did know how to do laundry before I met her though, so that's a plus... I did have to teach her how / when to use a stain remover though...
 
2007-12-04 11:32:54 AM
PopeSchmope:
Earl Grey tea tastes like ass. But hey, whatever blows up yer skirt.

Southern sweet tea is the bomb. (I just like saying that to watch the Brits lose their minds. And it's true, too.)

Coffee, black. A real mans drink.



Southern Sweet Tea is dogshiat.

I'll equate it with licking Winnie the Pooh's asshole.
 
2007-12-04 11:34:44 AM
This:
@LowPlainsDrifter

*sigh*

The word you're groping for is "Misandry".

Androgyny means "ambiguous gender".


Damnit. Of course you're right. My fault for trying to actually work when I post on Fark. Stupid work.
 
2007-12-04 11:35:05 AM
SueDisco: Man, there are a lot of assholes in here who aren't hanging out with the right kind of women. You're doing your sons a disservice if you don't teach them how to cook and you're doing your daughters a disservice if you don't teach them how to use tools and be mechanically handy in a general sense. My mother is the true jack-of-all-trades. That woman picks the apples herself then bakes the pie from scratch. She mows her own lawn, trims her own hedges and is capable of disassembling and fixing all kinds of things (toilets and sinks are a specialty. I've also seen her re-wire stuff). She is awesome and wasn't raised to think that tools = man and cooking = woman and THAT is the way I was raised. You're a useless woman if you're afraid to put an Ikea table together by yourself and you're an equally useless man if you can't at least roast a chicken.

Our moms sound quite similar. I think it has to with her being a single mom with her own home. I own a drill and a garlic press. Never took to sewing though, it's too fussy for me.

Cooking is a basic life skill that shouldn't have a gender.
 
2007-12-04 11:35:43 AM
I love to cook. I've never had a problem with any date having me cook. And it's nice when you're dating if you BOTH cook. It's fun, it give you both something to do (instead of someone just watching TV or doing nothing) and stuff is usually done faster.

Quoted for truth.

A couple of bottles of wine, some chocolate and the pants fly right off.

/girls like guys with skills
//really they do
 
2007-12-04 11:35:56 AM
ChewbaccaJones: DaSwankOne: - FAIL. Your trolling does have that lovely
1950's smell to it though.


It is not a troll. If you do not have the ability to laugh at a few snarky, sexist comments on Fark you have a serious self worth issues.
 
2007-12-04 11:36:12 AM
This: Your secret, explain it to me.

You have to apply constant pressure and occasionally get indignant, or start ranting about the price of your pots and pans and how they'll be ruined. It also helps to make most of your food in a cast iron skillet and make a big show of cleaning it immediately (which takes very little effort if it's seasoned properly) and then pointedly ask if she's going to put the rest of the stuff in the dishwasher while you clean it.

Try phrases like, "Look, if I'm going to cook, it'd really help me out if you'd make sure the sink was clean so I can wash/peel vegetables" and "Alright can you stick those in the dishwasher while I scrub out this pan before it gets ruined". Try this, get her in the kitchen while you cook talking about "her day". *Note* You don't have to actually pay attention during this part. As you make a mess, in between sympathetic murmurings, hand her the dishes that you are dirtying and say, "(Yeah that sucks/Oh I can't believe that/Some other vaguely agreeing thing) Can you clean this for me, I'm in the middle of this?"

Perhaps you'd like to subscribe to my newsletter?
 
2007-12-04 11:37:51 AM
SpiderKing: I guess I'm ahead of my time...

Seriously, men, your asses need to learn how to cook.

A. It's not that hard.

B. It comes in real handy if you don't have anyone around to cook for you.

C. What do you think that hot girl you've been thinking about would say if she found out you could cook an awesome meal for her? Hint: It wouldn't be "what a pussy".

Leave your silly and arbitrary "gender roles" at the door and learn what farking oregano is. I'm sure your manly mind can handle it.


period much?
 
2007-12-04 11:37:53 AM
Dangl1ng: The only thing we disagree about is, is who's pea soup is better. Mine uses tons of ham, sauteed vegetables, and garlic. Her's is cooked in the crock pot with the dump method, and a smoked ham hock. That's ok though, come this spring, were going to have a pea soup cook off. I will totally kick her ass.

Feel free to send samples frozen in gladware containers for free official Mr Guy Quality Assurance Testing Ratings. They both sound awesome.
 
2007-12-04 11:38:19 AM
DaShredda:

I'll equate it with licking Winnie the Pooh's asshole.



Wouldn't know. So tell me, is it sweet like honey?
 
2007-12-04 11:39:14 AM
My husband can cook, just as well as me. It does not make him less of a husband, or me less of a wife. Sometimes he has a great meal idea, sometimes I do so, and I see nothing wrong with that. But who ever cooks gets out of cleaning dinner dishes so it has its advantages.

For all you guys who think are getting taken for a ride by whatever wife/gf/random chick you met last night because she cant or won't cook, Grow up, men cook now too.
 
2007-12-04 11:40:10 AM
RandomFeature: I cook, I clean, I do all the laundry, and I pull in a 6 figure income that almost matches my husband's.

and what, exactly, does this have to do with little kids having kitchen toys?
 
2007-12-04 11:40:31 AM
Mr Guy: Try this, get her in the kitchen while you cook talking about "her day". *Note* You don't have to actually pay attention during this part. As you make a mess, in between sympathetic murmurings, hand her the dishes that you are dirtying and say, "(Yeah that sucks/Oh I can't believe that/Some other vaguely agreeing thing) Can you clean this for me, I'm in the middle of this?"

/me furiously scribbles notes.
 
2007-12-04 11:41:17 AM
bradleynash: DaShredda:

I'll equate it with licking Winnie the Pooh's asshole.


Wouldn't know. So tell me, is it sweet like honey?



Like biting into a honey filled turd.
 
2007-12-04 11:42:03 AM
Mr Guy:Perhaps you'd like to subscribe to my newsletter?

You should teach a course.
 
2007-12-04 11:42:18 AM
DaSwankOne
Pull the stick out of your ass toots.

One small sentance so full of win.

/and get me some coffee while you're at it sugarbritches
 
2007-12-04 11:42:41 AM
DaShredda: bradleynash: DaShredda:

I'll equate it with licking Winnie the Pooh's asshole.


Wouldn't know. So tell me, is it sweet like honey?


Like biting into a honey filled turd.


Well, if Winnie the Pooh's turds taste like Southern Sweet Tea, I migh have to try it...
 
2007-12-04 11:43:37 AM
I guess I'm lucky. My grandparents (Mom's parents) didn't pay too much attention to gender roles either and they'd each be 103 if they were alive. My Grandfather did all the baking (he LOVED to) and my Grandmother was the family bread winner. My Grandfather also gave my Mother boxing lessons as a kid so she could "take care" of the neighborhood bully and taught her all the mechanical stuff.

Ironically, my Mom was a stay-at-home Mom. From the outside, she was really traditional. She also cooks like there is no tomorrow...but she does it because she likes to, not because it's her "role as a woman" or any of that nonsense.

I guess being a tough, non-girly girl kind of runs in the family. My aunt Mary would be 123 if she were alive...my Mom showed me pictures of her at her cabin in the 1950's. My Mom pointed something out to me: "See that slate patio...your Aunt Mary laid that herself!" Being a well-rounded, capable woman should be a point of pride.

My Mom used to make me help her disassemble windows and paint when I was a kid...it was just another part of doing chores.
 
2007-12-04 11:43:49 AM
my son will learn how to cook. i don't want him to have to live on take out or move in with the first girl that will do it for him.
 
2007-12-04 11:44:54 AM
I can cook, but my skills have atrophied in recent years as I have taken up with a lovely and talented lady chef.

/happy to wash the dishes.
 
2007-12-04 11:46:53 AM
I am a man.
and I can make a quiche.

/sobs into a hankie.
 
2007-12-04 11:47:53 AM
Stop raising your children as metrosexuals or we'll turn into France in another twenty to thirty years.

We should be so lucky. They live better than we do and sure as heck eat better (or at least used to -- globalization is sadly putting an end to all that).
 
2007-12-04 11:48:47 AM
I cook 90% of the food in our house. And before that I cooked many a date a meal and yes, homemade food is mostly aphrodisiacal.
 
2007-12-04 11:53:17 AM
cheapimmitation: I am a man.
and I can make a quiche.

/sobs into a hankie.


ecx.images-amazon.com

/I actually have this somewhere....
 
2007-12-04 11:53:34 AM
75 hour weeks, big knives, cuts, burns, constant pressure, working in ridiculous temperatures, butchering carcasses... yeah. It's a job for silky boys.
Fact: 99% of chefs can drink you under the table and still be in work 5 hours later for a 16 hour shift.
 
2007-12-04 11:54:27 AM
We should be so lucky. They live better than we do and sure as heck eat better (or at least used to -- globalization is sadly putting an end to all that).


You can't force people to eat at McDonalds. They have to choose to do so themselves. An equal share of that blame lay squarely at the feet of French people themselves. Though they'd never admit to that.
 
2007-12-04 11:54:31 AM
Bronto Saurus: They live better than we do and sure as heck eat better

That must be what the rioting was about. All that living and eating better.

//Some of the highest taxes in Europe, and highest rates of unemployment
///You aren't living better when the Eastern Block countries are beating out your employment rates
 
2007-12-04 11:54:47 AM
dynobot: period much?

Yeah dude! I used like nine of them in there!
 
2007-12-04 11:55:36 AM
jedimindtrick: Ramsay is married to a woman. They have 4 kids. Check out his stuff on bbc america, its much better than the american shows.

This x 1000

The American version is more interesting to me as a case study on American TV viewership. It also shows the out-of-control condescension that is the FOX network. I don't think there's one set of dialogue on the American version that isn't cut-and-pasted from three or four different conversations to make it more dramatic. And lo, a cop or ambulance has to show up nearly every episode.

What, we can't handle a good cooking/business show without all that BS?

Ramsay is emphatic enough on his own to provide that.

FOX = Assholes.
 
2007-12-04 11:56:56 AM
Iron Chef Scottish:

Not to threadjack, but wouldn't a Iron Chef Scottish show get really old quick. There would only be two secret ingredients.
 
2007-12-04 11:56:57 AM
Bronto Saurus
We should be so lucky. They live better than we do and sure as heck eat better (or at least used to -- globalization is sadly putting an end to all that).

Yes, if you count not showering, socialism and immigrant Muslim riots on a daily basis as 'better'.
 
2007-12-04 11:59:20 AM
I taught myself to cook after two events happened in my life:

1- I married/divorced a woman who couldn't cook her way out of a paper bag, didn't use salt in her cooking, and thought a can of progresso was the way to go after a long day at work.

2- started watching food network shows and thinking "well, shiat, I can cook that!"

I can know make some damned good carne asada, lasagna, and chicken. My new fiancee is excited that I can cook for her just as well as she can cook for me. She just knows a shiat-ton more recipes.

/working on chile relleno, soups, and tamales next
 
2007-12-04 11:59:20 AM
DaShredda: bradleynash: DaShredda:

I'll equate it with licking Winnie the Pooh's asshole.


Wouldn't know. So tell me, is it sweet like honey?


Like biting into a honey filled turd.


so it tastes like a Toblerone?
 
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