Man with a Pan: Dads Who Cook (spoof video)

The amount of time American fathers are in the kitchen today is at an all-time high. Dads now account for nearly one-third of the time the family spends cooking. In 1965 that figure was only 5 percent. Move over, June Cleaver!

Why do these men dice vegetables and sauté meat after a long day of work? Perhaps it’s because they like to eat well; home-cooked food is healthier than prepared food. Perhaps it’s because they like to save money; home-cooked food is cheaper than take-out. But most likely, it’s because they like to be happy—numerous studies have documented that men who cook have highly rewarding romantic relationships with their spouses!

These are not stay-at-home dads: they are working fathers who, night after night, give new meaning to the idea of putting food on the table. Man with a Pan (Algonquin Books, May 2011) by John Donohue of the New Yorker introduces us to dozens of these men who fully embrace the apron. This short spoof video by Parent Earth shows how much relief dad can bring when he steps into the kitchen!

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Jonathan Harper
Jonathan Harper2 years ago

ha ha

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Great article thanks for sharing

Winn Adams
Winn Adams3 years ago

:-) Thanks for the video.

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Magdalen B.
Magdalen B.3 years ago

Don't worry, Joe. They're only acting er... I hope.

Magdalen B.
Magdalen B.3 years ago

My husband is an excellent cook but you should see the top of the stove after.

Lynn D.
Lynn D.3 years ago

Could be they live alone, partner could be sick and or maybe they ENJOY cooking! An awful lot of men do cook and they're great at it!

Joe R.
Joe R.3 years ago

What perfectly awful children!

Douglas S.
Douglas S.4 years ago

Pretty cool, thanks for sharing.

Sandy Erickson
Sandy Erickson4 years ago

Now that the EPA has instuled a few of their regulations it is CHEAPER to bring in take out. My electric bill was over 200 dollars! I don't use and never have central air, I keep the house closed up to conserve the cool of the night,I cook ONCE a day,keep my freezed FULL. I do everything I can to conserve and the EPA f^^^^ IT UP They just want money they don't care about the enviroment. Need to cut spending? Let's start with the EPA!