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Cooking for Your Man

I know women like men who can cook.I enjoy cooking myself. It is the most satisfying hobby I have ever had. In fact it is more than a hobby, it is a survival kit. One more good thing about cooking is that it is much more enjoyable (and economical) if you cook for two. Also, I have found that cooking for two makes the dish much tastier. There must be something with the amount of ingredients used. So, cooking is good but it is also great to be the guest for a private dinner. Men like that.

It may be because of an ex-girlfriend, who was an excellent chef, that I started experimenting with food in my own spare time. It was always a treat to be at her table. When I think of her (she is still a very dear friend) I remember her apron on which a naked female body was imprinted. She liked to wear it when she cooked. Seeing my interest in the apron and in the cooking in general she bought me the male version of that apron, with a naked triangular shaped male body on it. I still wear it when I go to work. To work in the kitchen of course.

I have been experimenting with Russian food lately and I invited my girlfriend for a surprise dinner. Here is the menu:

  • Borsch Moskovsky (a sophisticated beet soup)
  • Bef Stroganov (sauted beef with mushrooms and sour cream)
  • Pickled mushrooms

I don't know if it was the vodka but she told me that it was the most entertaining dinner she ever had. Then she invited me over for a dinner. I was curious about what she was going to cook. She said it was a surprise.

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Two days later I was at her house at the table waiting to be served. I could smell a thick tomato cream probably cured with big chunks of garlic. There was some seafood too. It was all my guess because she made me sit at the table and wait.

The first dish arrived. It was a big bowl of oyster soup with a thick creamy tomato sauce. She told me the oysters are the "food of love." Two to three oysters are enough to supply the amount of zinc required for a man to have a healthy reproductive system. I enjoyed this nutritional presentation of hers but the soup was so thick that I had to use a knife (literally).

Then came the salad. A full plate of raw broccoli. She said broccoli is the most potent "protective food" for men against bladder and prostate cancer. We ate the whole plate.

Then came the peanut butter and I started to get suspicious. She also brought slices of bread in a nicely decorated bread box. She said peanut butter was "the medication against heart disease."

I really liked her healthy choices but things were getting a bit strange when immediately after the peanut butter she brought a whole watermelon and dropped it on the table. She said, until the age of 55, more men suffer from high blood pressure than women and research suggests that foods rich in potassium can reduce the risk of high blood pressure and stroke. I sliced the watermelon while I listened to her in awe. We ate the whole watermelon while we watched "Like Water for Chocolate", an excellent film about cooking and love.

Since then she is the one who chooses the ingredients and I am the one to cook. Lately we have been eating a lot of buffalo meat because it is a rich source for iron and can help women gain energy after menstruation. I especially use buffalo meat to prepare red sauce for pasta.

My suggestion to a woman who invites a man for dinner for the first time is to:

  • Make him wait at the table to prolong the surprise
  • Ensure the house is filled with delicious aromas
  • Wear something cute

The actual food is less important than the effort you went to make it.

What Girls Said 14

  • Good take.

  • This is cute ;-) Love It! #RelationshipGoals

  • Very interesting read. Especially the suggestions to a woman inviting a man for dinner for the first time. :D

  • Some men enjoy a good home cook meal.

  • I do cook most of the tim why cany the man

  • That's great!!! I definitely agree with you. Some guys think it's weird when girls invite them over to dinner. I never understood why....

  • I love to cook be it for my man or for a group of people granted I get more staisfaction from cooking for my man then for a group. Either way cooking lets me be creative.

  • Well I have to say that cooking for your man is not as bad as it seems. Cooking is a way to a mans heart. I know that sounds old, but if a man has a women that can cook and he does the same why not cook for one another .

  • I don't like to cook, and he does, so I have my husband do all the cooking. When I walk in the door, dinner is to be on the table. If I feel like having something special for dinner, I ask him to make it for me, and he does. Works out great for us both.

  • I love to cook for my man.. He likes it when he can come home and have dinner on the table.

  • LOL--that is good to know--I am always tossing together pre -cooked meals for my hubby, but he eats them with a smile god bless him...lol

  • Ion, I love your take--cooking can be very sexy--I just wish I was better at it...lol...

  • Yes I want to cook for my man

  • Why couldn't this be named "cooking for your lover" "cooking for your significant other" "cooking for your spouse". I don't think you're sexist, nor do I think you're trying to be- in fact I liked this article a lot, it was fun to read. But I think the implication that we should show women how to cook for a man just reinforces an already harmful stereotype and vision of women. Everyone should cook for everyone and that is how this article should have addressed it.

What Guys Said 5

  • Men are good in everything its fact I am a newbie in cooking and I cook very well also the best chiefs are men

  • I prefer to keep the girl out of the kitchen... Cooking is relaxing for me and an art form. I do wish however that more girls would get more acquainted with the kitchen because cooking is truly an expressive form of art where there is no right or wrong.

  • Man, if you ask me, this is a huge void many young girls have in thier game. They can't cook. Don't you know if a girl isn't the best looking, but fills a guy's needs it will raise her stock? Nothing is guaranteed, add to your value for him to be there.

  • I once had dinner with a date who spent all day to do the grocery shopping, cooking and preparing that she was so tired at the end she nearly fell asleep during the dinner. Was it good, NO. Second date, NO-NO. Don't overdo it, it's the thought that count.

  • Careful you will be seen as sexist.

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