Mums are still kitchen queens

June 3rd, 2009 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, June 3 (ANI): When it comes to ruling the kitchen, it’s the women who cook most of the family meals, while men keep their culinary skills to a bare minimum, revealed an Australian survey.

The survey, commissioned by Nestle, was conducted on 16,500 working and stay-at-home mothers.

And it was found that eight in 10 women did most of the cooking at home.

Some women complained that when men cooked, their dishes were bland, or they made too much mess.

There were others who admitted to being control freaks, and didn’t trust their partners’ cooking.

However, experts have said that the only way to encourage more men into the kitchen is to praise rather than criticise, which could work negatively.

“Give them some good recipes. Give them their space. And have them cook different things to you so they don’t feel like it is a competition,” the Herald Sun quoted nutritionist Penny Small as saying.

While an increasing number of mothers are going for paid jobs, the women surveyed said that only 3 per cent of dads cooked most evening meals.

The survey also revealed that one in three fathers never entered the kitchen, one in three sometimes helped cook one in five cooked once or twice a week.

In addition it was found that 13 per cent of couples equally split cooking duties.

And despite the fact that women dominated most kitchens, one in 10 confessed their man was a better cook. (ANI)

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