Japan, Men are Learning to Cook
Takehisa from Japan
days, the custom that wives should cook has changed
in Japan, especially people in their 20's and 30's
tend to think so. Among couples in that age group,
both spouses have jobs, so they tend to think that
sharing the housework is normal.
husband, Chihiro Takehisa, can cook better
not everyone that age agrees because husbands don't
have enough chance to know how to cook. Up to now
they have been used to seeing two roles; their
mothers cook everyday and their fathers eat those
some cooking schools for men have opened. I have
read several articles about the schools. Students
of the cooking schools are mostly middle-aged men
who are afraid of their retirement, because they
work from morning to night at their office, so they
don't know how to cook.
the other hand, of course, their wives cook well,
they have many hobbies, and they know how to enjoy
their leisure time. After these men retire, they
tend to do nothing in their free hours. So these
men are learning to cook not only as a hobby, but
also because it is essential for them.
Japan, the famous chefs are almost all male, while
the famous cooking teachers are almost all female.
I think that this tendency also comes from our old
beliefs; being a chef is considered a business and
being a cooking teacher is considered an extension
of cooking as housework. I believe this tendency
will change in the future. We'll have many chances
to cook without considering whether we are husbands
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