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Women who can't cook
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I don't get this whole foodie culture, period; unless copious amounts of sugar is involved. Certainly would be one of the last questions I'd be asking.

Still holding out for those protein pastes they always have in sci-fi movies. That's probs more my style.
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Have you met one?
I've met plenty of people, male and female, who can't cook.

Does it matter?
Doesn't seem to impact their lives much, usually. There are a few who wish they had time to learn, of course, or on the other hand there are those who have little interest in making more than microwave meals or frozen skillet meals that just require "dump bag in pan, turn on heat, stir for about 10 minutes". So long as they're happy and healthy, that's what counts.

Does it impact a relationship when you find out?
Why would it? My relationships are based on respect and love, not if the person can provide me with food.

Does she make the honest effort to try and learn?(not trying to be a sexist or anything of the sort)
Why should she? I mean, if I was with someone who wanted to learn, I'd be happy to help and support them (and eat the results). If not, we have other ways of acquiring food.
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I'm a woman, and I can't cook (very well). I can do basic things, like pastas or rice or the occasional stew, but anything fancy (or requiring meat) is beyond me.

I'd be more than willing to learn if a guy were up to teaching me, but I make no promises on my success.

I can bake pretty well, though, so there's that.
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Have you met one? -Yes. Myself (LOL :p)
Does it matter? -Totally.
Does it impact a relationship when you find out? -Not really.
Does she make the honest effort to try and learn?(not trying to be a sexist or anything of the sort) -I do, I honestly do :'/ but still can't seem to work it out tho.
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OP's username is great for this thread
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23 / M / Texas
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My girlfriend can't cook, and I give her a hard time about it! but all in good fun.
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27 / M / Norway
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I've met many, and I don't really care.


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22 / M / wyoming MI.
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I cant cook so i cant judge her on not being able to that just sounds hypocritical.
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23 / F / Your Cookie Jar
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Posted 4/3/14
I was in the computer lab listening to this topic a couple weeks ago .. some person's random conversation. The guy said his mom made him learn how to cook cause women don't know how to cook these days and then he shouted, "we have to believe in the woman race!"

When my mom married my dad she didn't know how to cook except frying everything.. eventually she learned over time making a variety of dishes.

Myself, um I can cook some things I guess but not a whole complete menu .. I like to experiment with my cooking to make things taste better but my step mom likes going everything step by step in the cook book -_- Really I think the problem is I like my food spicy xD yeah, but my bf don't like spicy so that's more a problem ^^;

Posted 4/3/14
My mother can't cook. My dad loves to cooked anyway so I guess that worked out better for them.

I think I can cook. Lol.. I just don't like to cook for people too much.
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22 / F / England
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I can't cook (> 3 <)

I don't enjoy "food culture", and when I have to eat, I'd rather eat plain food, so I don't get much practice... But I do try and cook properly whenever I have guests. They don't complain, but I suspect they're just being polite, because I know it's not "right"...

One day I'll get better, I'm sure...
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I'm female, and my cooking skills definitely have a limit. Lol. I can cook some things but not others. I can make simple things like a stir fry, a variety of delicious curries, and vegetable soup; but I can't make anything fancy like you would see on Master Chef. Haha.

When my boyfriend and I were friends, he got the impression I was a good cook because I said I used to cook a lot. When we got together, he joked that he felt lied to. It's just the case I like cooking the same good things over and over. So yeah, my internal recipe collection is limited. >_>

Does it affect our relationship? Nah. We both barely spend time in the kitchen since we tend to work most of the time and we like going out to try new restaurants and food.
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Posted 4/3/14
I can cook....Next.
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personally I don't mind if someone doesn't know how to cook. but as a professional chef and I see someone making idiotic mistake or saying stupid stuff about cooking I get angry.

the dishwasher (who is a 17 year old boy who never learned to cook at home) asked me the other day what happens to water when it boils. he didn't know that it turned into steam and evaporated. he thought the water was going into the food.

this is his question word for word.

"hey, why do you cook the veg in boiling water. the water disappears into the food making it wet and tasteless."
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So I absolutely love to cook. It's Like Science and Art Combined into one. Take basic recipes and add or take out ingredients as you see fit. Glorious.

I think both parties in a relationship should know basic recipes so they are not relying on each other so much. Though if one or the other does not know how to it's not a big deal. It also seems really hard to find people with extensive knowledge of cooking that are not going to school to be a cook.

I have. Most of my friends (Male and Female) Don't have an extensive knowledge of cooking. They rely more on frozen entrées and frozen precooked meals like Chicken strips and pasta.

It shouldn't really matter in a relationship.

Never had an extensive relationship so this one does not apply.

Time and Time again I always offer to teach my friends how to cook, but they just end up making excuses or are just to lazy. Oh well I guess it can't be helped. I would definitely be willing to help teach how to cook. Once you know how you Will never go back.
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