They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach but what if you can’t cook? Back in the day, women were taught to believe that their place was in the kitchen and girls had to learn their way around pots and pans from a very young age, but those rules don’t apply anymore. This however does not mean that women have completely left the kitchen headed for the boardroom.
There are those who would love to present warm delicious meals for their families but fail dismally. We all know those women, the kind whose food makes you keep a good supply of anti-acids in case of an emergency.
To be very honest, coking is truly an art. Some people have a knack for it, and others just don’t. And just because you’re not a culinary expert doesn’t mean you and your husband have to miss out on one of the finer things in life— delicious food.
How is it possible though, that a woman doesn’t know how to cook? It’s an African thing. All female children are taught how to cook t a very early age, so when a woman who is about to get married says she cannot cook, then there’s a huge problem. The other day, my friend who is about 2 years older than I am asked me how to cook vegetable. Mind you, she’ll be getting married next month (December).
She has bought several cook books, watched YouTube videos and anything you can think of. Every other week, she sends me distress messages of how I should come to her aid. I went over to her house one day and taught her how to make Jollof rice, vegetables soup, yam porridge, okro soup and amala. To say she was grateful is putting it mildly.
Back to the discussion at hand, how would you advice women who want to get married without knowing how to cook. Personally, I think a woman who wants to get married should know how to cook the following; Jollof rice, poundo Yam/semovita/amala/wheat, soups like vegetable, okro, egusi etc. Feminism and other sentimental beliefs and thoughts aside, these are basics which every married woman to-be must know.
What are your thoughts?