Cooking Doesn’t Make Me Any Less Of A Man
Gone are the days when women used their cooking skills to stand above men. Men are now proving their cooking skills and culinary prowess all around the globe. I mean, what’s wrong with men cooking? Nothing. But still in certain places people consider that men aren’t fit when it comes to cooking, they believe that men should do some other heavy chores and leave the kitchen to women.
Humans Of Bombay a Facebook page shared a similar story of a man who proves that men can make the most perfect, round rotis and no, that doesn’t make them any less of a man.
Let’s read the true story below.
“I grew up with my grandfather telling me stories of how in order to be a man, I had to go out, work hard at my farm, make money and come back home to a home cooked meal from my ‘loving’ wife. Even though I tried listening to him, I was only interested in cooking…when my mother used to cook I used to learn things from her but whenever I entered the kitchen my family would get annoyed. They said that if I enter the kitchen then I will not be called a true man; that no girl will want to marry a man who is a house husband.
Growing up, I always I wondered how a man entering the kitchen affects the male ego and a woman who works out of the house isn’t considered ‘marriage material and ‘homely’. As time went by, I realized that my passion for cooking would never die, so I left home set up my shop here. Initially, it was very difficult for me to find other men who would join the business because of this very stigma and for many years I was a one man army — but as time went by and people saw that I was making a lot of money they joined my team.
Remember that saying of maa ke haath ka khaana? Funniest part is people who come to eat here often say they come here for chacha ke haath ka khaana — and that’s been the biggest compliment for me.
To all those people who live in the stone age and still think that ‘roti banana sirf aurat ka kaam nahi’ — let me tell you, this is the 26th year that I can make the most perfect, round rotis and no, that doesn’t make me any less of a man. Infact, some of my best cooking, is reserved for my wife…once she comes back home after a long day of work!”
Men or Women they should be very proud of what they’re achieving, there’s nothing wrong in doing a job that they really desire.