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Naked cooking?

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?)


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41 Comments

  • Posted October 14, 2010 at 8:51 pm | Permalink

    I do all the cooking in our house….but then there are no naked, dancing men in the kitchen either, but if you know any who’d like to cook me a meal, send ‘em round. Please.

    • Posted October 14, 2010 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

      Oh, we SO need to find you a naked chef (and you want a dancing one too? Sigh, you are fussy!) If one happens to be reading this, please shout out… x

      • Posted October 15, 2010 at 9:21 am | Permalink

        Okay, you’ve started something now! After reading all of the comments you simply *must* set up a matchmaking service. Go on, you’d be good at it :-)

  • Posted October 14, 2010 at 8:54 pm | Permalink

    Can confess yes I have done the naked cooking thing… am a secret naturist. Never burnt my bits yet!

    E

    • Posted October 14, 2010 at 8:59 pm | Permalink

      Not so secret now, E :) Can you dance and have you met notSupermum? x

      • Posted October 15, 2010 at 10:04 am | Permalink

        Haven’t met notSupermum…. yet ;-)

        Dancing – not really my thing – suppose if I got hot oil in the wrong place I could dance pretty good.

        E

  • Sean
    Posted October 14, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    I think I made a mistake by cooking bacon the time I tried it! Eek :-p

  • Jon_B
    Posted October 14, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    I sometimes cook bacon sandwiches in my dressing gown at the weekends – that is racy enough for me!

  • Posted October 14, 2010 at 9:05 pm | Permalink

    Sadly it’s only sausages that sizzle in my kitchen…….

    Anna May x

    • Posted October 14, 2010 at 9:53 pm | Permalink

      I am so reading that comment in not the way it was supposed to be read… maybe :) x

  • Posted October 14, 2010 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

    I do ALL the cooking at my place (unless you count takeaways).

    Yes, I have done some of those other things you mention. I am in the 27%, and perhaps very occasionally, the 13%.

    There, I’ve said it now.

    • Posted October 14, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

      Bless you, my boy, for being so honest! I am resisting saying oh so much (you really must be amazed with my restraint!)… however, can you dance? And have you met notSupermum? :) x

      • Posted October 14, 2010 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

        Yes, I’m amazed with your restraint :)
        Can I dance? Sometimes…have I met notSupermum? I don’t think so!

        • Posted October 15, 2010 at 8:03 am | Permalink

          You dance too! Oh, I do hope that all the single ladies (and yes I sang that lyric whilst typing) are reading this x

        • Posted October 15, 2010 at 9:02 am | Permalink

          ps – So when are you inviting us all around for dinner? :)

  • XS143
    Posted October 15, 2010 at 7:49 am | Permalink

    *giggling* great post and some funny comments… never knew you were such a match maker! LOL although i do have to agree with notSupermum… a man who can not only cook but do so while naked and dancing and looking good… is there such a thing? or is it yet another mythical creature? LOL I do all the cooking in our house although the child does occasionally play nice. I no longer do naked cooking as I have no curtains in half the downstairs windows and my house is open plan – and open viewing to the neighbours.. :) although naked cooking is generally a midnight (2am) snack thing rather than normal dinner time thing.. :) otherwise the family would be running screaming every night.. LOL

    • Posted October 15, 2010 at 9:06 am | Permalink

      I so want to be cupid! But now you have upped the demands of notSupermum! Naked chef, dancer AND good looking! Have you met Trousers? :) You are beautiful, so your naked cooking should win you many a fan! x

  • Posted October 15, 2010 at 8:47 am | Permalink

    D apparently tried cooking naked once. He was frying something in the frying pan.

    Apparently hot oil really, really burns.

    He does not do it any more!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Posted October 15, 2010 at 9:04 am | Permalink

      It’s one of those things that seems like a good idea, but I just can’t see how it’s sexy. I’m really REALLY trying, but toad in the hole is feeling less yummy and more funny, by the minute. Perhaps it’s my age… x

  • Justine
    Posted October 15, 2010 at 9:14 am | Permalink

    You wait ages for a naked cooking blog to arrive and then two show up in a week…

    http://www.rachelwilkerson.com/2010/10/14/pumpkin-chili-recipe-cooking-naked/

    I do most of the cooking at my house and definitely NOT naked. However, my husband walks around in the nuddy all the time. Luckily we’re not overlooked, but I’m sure that wouldn’t stop him if we were…

    So I’m sure he’s cooked his excellent Sunday brunch in the buff more than once.

    • Posted October 15, 2010 at 9:18 am | Permalink

      Ah, but, you’re wearing an apron… now that makes sense AND you look stunning! It’s the ‘bits flapping about whilst frying’ that I find amusing. So is wearing an apron still being naked? Oooooh…. the intellectual debates that we’re having on my blog today :)

      Thanks so much for your ace comment x

  • Justine
    Posted October 15, 2010 at 9:25 am | Permalink

    Oh Lordy, no, that’s not me – I didn’t mean to imply that it was! I mean, if I could rock that look then I definitely would, but sadly, this is just the author of a blog I follow… not me. (I would love to look that good!)

    But is wearing an apron whilst cooking naked still being naked? Hmmm. I’d say a qualified yes – if you can see bits that should otherwise be unseen in public, then it’s naked to me…

    • Posted October 15, 2010 at 10:09 am | Permalink

      Justine – I agree on the apron still counting as “naked cooking” but surely whether you can “see bits that should otherwise be unseen in public” depends on where you and the chef (or chefette) are standing?

      ;-)

      E

      • Justine
        Posted October 15, 2010 at 10:22 am | Permalink

        Ooo – very good point! perhaps we could also add ‘or are revealed when bending, reaching, etc…’

        • Posted October 15, 2010 at 11:20 am | Permalink

          Oh lord! Don’t start witht he ‘bending over’ images. My innocent mind is in CHAOS! x

    • Posted October 15, 2010 at 10:11 am | Permalink

      Ah! I am sure that you look delicious too! Ooooh, I love your take on nakedness. For me being nude is being completely natural (no make up and no contact lenses and no apron), but I am very literal kind of girl! I reckon I could do naked-under-an-apron though, but I def can’t do cooking. SO that’ll make me a naked-none-chef! Hooray.

  • Posted October 15, 2010 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    I can’t say I’ve ever cooked in the nude. But I’m also one of those women who happily accepts that her man does most of the cooking.

    Ben cooks most evenings because he’s home before me. If he has to go out and I have to cook I always make an awful mess or completely forget, which means I get into trouble! I’m happy to leave it to him.

    • Posted October 15, 2010 at 10:12 am | Permalink

      I’m with you. Having a man who cooks is a gift from the gods. When I attempt to cook I forget that I am attempting to cook, as I am so easily distracted (which also explains why I am on here and not editing!). Glad to have met another in the minority x

  • Spacefritter
    Posted October 15, 2010 at 10:12 am | Permalink

    Talking of aprons, did anyone see Nigella’s fur apron last night?

    No naked cooking in this house, I can’t bear the thought of finding hair of ANY kind in my food. ;-)

    *Off to search ebay for surgical scrubs*

  • Posted October 15, 2010 at 10:40 am | Permalink

    My husband does all of the cooking in our house. He’s a great cook and enjoys it (and I enjoy eating it). I’ve never seen him cook naked!! Surely there would be a bit of a danger in cooking naked with certain foods – anything that spatters! Ooh, doesn’t bear thinking about.

    Great blog post!

  • Posted October 15, 2010 at 11:14 am | Permalink

    No-one would be allowed to cook naked in my kitchen without having a full body wax first. So it’s doubtful that it will ever happen, ha ha! I agree with Spacefritter about finding hair in food. Eww!

    Of course there are certain people (insert person of choice) that I’d make an exception for but I doubt there would be much cooking going on if they were striding around my house naked. *evil cackle*

    • Posted October 15, 2010 at 11:32 am | Permalink

      Oh Rebecca… now that is a whole new question (and blog post). Top 3 people you would most like to have cook your tea in the nudey… ha! x

  • Posted October 15, 2010 at 11:27 am | Permalink

    Rebbecca – hahahahaha! The right food gives you lots of energy though! ;-)

    E

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