AGA Rangemaster recently commissioned some research (through the Next Big Thing/One Poll) into the habits of men and women in the kitchen. 3000 independent respondents took part.
The results are somewhat interesting…
“70% of women say that they do the majority of cooking in the home, while only half this number of men agree – a mere 35% of men, when asked the same question, claim that the woman does most of the cooking. But, given a smart range cooker to play with, the man in the household is 7% more inclined cook.
When it comes to international cuisine, men are proven to be more adventurous cooks: 42% cook Indian and 30% favour Chinese recipes, whereas women are far more likely to cook traditional English (80%) or Italian (75%) dishes.
When it comes to extra-culinary activities, 50% more men than women will admit to having sex in their kitchen.
The UK is a nation of budding Naked Chefs – men strip off to their underwear to cook twice as often as women do (27% vs. 13%), or even cook completely in the nude (13% vs. 6%).”
Clearly I am blogging these statistics simply because they have really amused (if not, confused) me.
I don’t cook. I mean, I really can’t recall the last time I did. I think I tricked G into thinking that I was a domestic goddess by cooking for him on our second date, but little did he know (at the that time) that I can only cook one dish (Lasagne, in case you wondered). I really don’t like being in the kitchen.
So I am in the minority 30% of those who don’t do the majority of cooking at home. And clearly you can see that I am avoiding the other percentages… I mean, what can I say? Apparently men are more adventurous and more likely to prance around with their bits hanging loose. Naked cooking, I mean, really? What am I missing? Don’t you burn your bits?
Discuss? (I’m going to regret this, aren’t I?)