I’m a straight guy who’s been interested in cooking since a relatively young age. Around 16, I started cooking Chinese food, and I’ve never looked back. But according to the cultural stereotype in the US (and Japan: I lived there 8 years and my ex-wife is Japanese–and for that matter, pretty much any country, right?!), women are the main cooks of the household and men are les incompetents in the kitchen. But maybe they can grill.
I find this stereotype funny because I have always been the better cook in any of my relationships! The one exception is perhaps my Japanese ex-wife, who is quite competent. I also dated a woman from New Jersey who could make a mean chicken parm. Other than that, they’ve all been basically terrible cooks. That’s not just my opinion of their skills; none of them would claim she was any good at all at cooking.
So I haven’t experienced this exquisite female chefdom except in one-point-five cases. Have you? How are cooking roles determined in your relationship? And if you are in a gay relationship, I’m curious how cooking roles are determined (perhaps it’s just random, but let’s have some data!).
Thanks for you input, and happy cooking!