Men vs. Women – Who’s Cooking in Your Kitchen?

Men vs. Women!

I spend a lot of time in the kitchen. I not only cook almost all of our meals, but I produce this little online cooking show you may be familiar with. Ironically, my kitchen is also one of the smallest rooms in my house, but that’s another vlog.

The jaw-dropping statistics in this video don’t really apply to my family because I spend way more time in the kitchen than my man and prepare 99.9% of our dinners. Nonetheless, it was this article at that inspired this topic of Men vs. Women in the kitchen. And all of this got me thinking, who is cooking in your kitchen? Do you know the chef at your favorite restaurant and are they a man or a woman?

One little statistic I was left wondering… what is the percentage of male versus female TV cooking show hosts? Are there more men or women giving us at-home instruction on the Food Network and Cooking Channel?

On the YouTube, it’s easy to know who is the most popular… that would have to be my boy, Chef John of Foodwishes. But are there actually more women producing online cooking shows?

All that wondering aside, watch my video and tell me, Who’s cooking in your kitchen?

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13 Responses to “Men vs. Women – Who’s Cooking in Your Kitchen?”

  1. Godoy
    5/15/2013 at 5:43 pm #

    Well, I’m a man, and I am the only one to ever cook in my house. My wife only does the dishes, and my kids are way too young for this, and even if they cooked, they are both boys. So, in my home, it’s a men’s only duty.

  2. Average Betty
    5/15/2013 at 6:11 pm #

    Just the opposite of mine :) I suspect the men are going to come out and represent on this topic! Thanks, Godoy!

  3. Rob
    5/15/2013 at 6:58 pm #

    All man and boy in my house do the cooking. My wife hates to cook and I enjoy cooking. My 12 year old son has taken after me (he is a really good cook BTW) and my 10 year old daughter has taken after my wife. Hmmm strange mix up per the stats around my home. Oh and it’s much better that I am doing the cooking around my home anyway, trust me! When my wife and I where dating she thought I cooked gourmet food an example food I was making was homemade pasta. At first I said what? But I married her anyway. :-)

  4. Average Betty
    5/15/2013 at 10:50 pm #

    Haha! In force! The men are coming out in force :) Thanks, Rob!

  5. Laura @ Family Spice
    5/16/2013 at 8:24 am #

    Of course, in the Persian household, women reign supreme in the kitchen. But even amongst my American friends, I’d say it’s 60/40 of women/men in the kitchen. Although I know some women who prepare the meals for the family, they don’t really cook but reheat. Costco is the chef in their house. I don’t mind the cooking, but I loathe the cleaning. I just have to get my man to voluntarily do the dishes every night!

  6. Average Betty
    5/16/2013 at 8:33 am #

    Finally! Laura, represent! I know the Costco family cooks too… it’s so sad that the only tradition being passed down is reheating and plastic containers :) – PS: I would do your dishes any day!!

  7. Bonnie Modugno, MS, RD
    5/16/2013 at 10:09 am #

    I do most of the cooking because I enjoy the more flexible work schedule and I love it. It is almost therapy. But, my son and my husband are also very able in the kitchen and often take on the grill while I prepare the rest in the kitchen.

    One more thing. While heating and serving a prepared meal is common, let’s not call it “cooking”. In my practice I ask my clients if they cook or assemble.

  8. Average Betty
    5/16/2013 at 10:57 am #

    Cooking and baking is therapy for me too – and fortunately it’s occupational therapy :) I love the question of cooking vs. assembling – so relevant! Thanks for your thoughts.

  9. dori
    5/21/2013 at 6:31 am #

    I am the one that cooks and I wish I did only that during the day and for a living. All men learnt from women :) but then its a man’s world

  10. White
    5/21/2013 at 6:16 pm #

    Another latecomer to the question. I am an old (72) bachelor, so… who do you think? Confession: I’m a terrible cook — not easy to regularly make something half-decent and varied for one (nor is the grocery shopping). I am a stickler for never, ever throwing out any ‘left-overs’, so my basics are pretty much limited to soups and stews.

    However, I bake ALL my own bread(s), so soups and stews are very complementary. I also love to garden, and therefore I also can and freeze a lot of my ‘staple’ produce. I grow a LOT of tomatoes (make pasta sauces, paste, juice, etc.), garlic, hot peppers, onions, strawberries, rhubarb, etc. — the End

  11. Dave
    5/21/2013 at 9:35 pm #

    I do all the cooking…too much re-heating than I’d like but I work full time and also do the dishes/houswork and the yardwork(falling behind on that). My wife is the 3rd daughter and her mother tought her sisters about the traditional “home skills” but by the time she was of age her mother was devorsed and not in the mindset to teach her to be a “1950s wife”. My wife has bought me a sous vede machine and the Modernist Cooking books etc and encurrages my creativity in the kitchen…I just lack the time to realy explore.


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