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Me And Danny
Danny and I have been friends for a great many years. He’s someone I admire for being more intelligent than me in a lot of ways, and just a damn good friend who doesn’t judge me that much.
This is his first foray into improvisational blogging, and a fine job he’s done for us.
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Men make better chefs than women
I am definitely NOT a chef and definitely do NOT want to upset the missus (my wife) over the topic of cooking – just in case she stops cooking.
I once had this exact discussion with a good female friend at work.
In my line of work – the IT industry – women are quite a rarity. I had the pleasure of sitting next to one of the few women in the whole IT industry.
I can’t remember exactly how we started on this topic, but my argument went something along these lines –
Pretty much all the top chefs running successful restaurants are men. I’m sure there are successful female chefs running restaurants, but I just don’t know any.
TV cooking programs often have female chefs, but it’s always the male chefs that run successful restaurants.
This surely is the clearest sign that men make better chefs than women.
They MUST know how to cook food to best satisfy the palate.
They MUST know how to combine ingredients to complement each other perfectly.
They MUST be better chefs because there are more men running more successful restaurants.
I do watch quite a few TV cooking programs – James Martin on Saturday Kitchen, Gordon Ramsay in Hell’s Kitchen, Gino from I’m a Celebrity get me out of here (ok, it’s not a cooking program, although they do eat a lot of Aussie delicacies).
The female chefs I see on the TV mainly cook desserts and bake bread.
Perhaps this is all down to how sensitive our tongues are to the basic tastes – Sweet, Salty, Sour and Bitter.
Female chefs, tending to be dessert based, must have a more sensitive tip of the tongue, whilst male chefs, tending to cook more complete meals, must have a better rounded use of their entire tongue.
This clearly gives men the advantage in producing a better all round flavour and limits women to the sweet stuff.
Of course I didn’t mention this to my wife, as she would have stopped cooking for a few days. Whilst this would have been good for my waistline, I would soon be fed up cooking steak, egg and chips and reverted to the male specialties of pizza, ready made currys and boil in the bag rice.
Which brings me to the other side of the argument – who usually cooks the meals at home?
I can definitely say that this is my wife. Whilst I could say that my culinary skills are better, I doubt that I would be capable of cooking a Thai green curry the way she does, unless I could by a jar and put it in a pan.
Perhaps if I invested the amount of time into cooking instead of working, then I would be as good a cook, but sadly it’s just not my thing.
So here is the thing – a chef is not merely a cook that cooks meals at home, they are professionals who make a living in cooking food for other people.
In reality, men are probably better chefs because they are more focused on producing the food that makes a good restaurant, and are able to handle the high pressure environment of a busy restaurant.
Women are happy to make their family happy by making great meals at home, they don’t need the adoration of a hungry public to know that they a great cooks.
I started my blog in late 2013. A weird blend of photography, maths and other odd posts, I am still trying to work out where my passion lies in the blogging world.
Do check out my blog at dannyboybroderick.wordpress.com
BY dannyboybroderick, blogger extraordinaire at the Blog experimentation by Danny blog.
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Resources & Sources
Image (Creative Commons) – Flickr – Anirudh Koul – www.flickr.com/photos/anirudhkoul/2676317820
Image – Gordon Ramsay – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gordon_Ramsay.jpg
Image – Nigella Lawson – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nigella_Lawson_booksigning.jpg