A good chunk of Indian men gets pissed off when told by Indian women to learn how to cook. The reason is ironically Indian women – Indian mothers particularly. Many Indian men hate feminists for telling them to do housework, cook, in particular, saying shit like, “Cooking is now oppression for feminists.”
Tell you what. It’s gone beyond feminism now. It’s not a feminist or equality agenda now. It’s a matter of life and death. Everyone should cook. Because everything we don’t have to cook from scratch is overly processed, loaded with additives and has very low nutritional values.
Just man to man on cooking.
Listen to Jamie Oliver’s Ted Talk. “Everyone should know how to make 10 simple and nutritious dishes – it’s a life skill that will literally save your life.”
Yes, we are surrounded by so much unhealthy, processed and sugar-laden foods that cooking, knowing what exactly we put in our bodies won’t necessitate us to take medical cards or spending our lifetime’s earnings on diet-related medical complications that are totally avoidable.
When the men do cook and take equal responsibility in housework, it’s better for the whole family, especially when the women are working full time. When more hands are involved at home, then more work can be done – in this aspect, reducing the intake of processed food and eating out by cooking.
Don’t indulge in these online food deliveries – invest in cooking yourself.
Cooking at home is really, really critical. In the words of Michael Pollan, “Eat anything you want, just cook it yourself.”
Instead of mocking Indian girls who can’t cook by making Daddy’s little princess memes and saying that choosing Home Economics is for effeminate idiots and girls only, learn to cook. Your very health depends on it. “Don’t eat anything your great-grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.” ~Michael Pollan~
If you still want to hate feminists, at least, myself for telling you how you can stay healthy, have more money, enjoy a longer life-span and quality life just by taking up cooking at home, that it’s totally a different ballgame now, then nothing can help you. Active cooking at home is something that is collectively good for the whole family and the more hands we have, the better – the adage too many cooks spoil the broth doesn’t apply here.
Take it from me. I grow many of my own vegetables and fruits. I cook at home. I never caught a cold in 3 years. I feel pretty good. You are what you cook and eat. Literally.