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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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ParentEarth.com has great videos about food for parents and pregnant women on everything from cooking and gardening to nutrition and behavior. Our mission is to answer parents' questions about food and create a world that nurtures healthy, thriving children.

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4:42AM PST on Jan 22, 2013

ha ha

1:56AM PDT on Jun 22, 2012

Great article thanks for sharing

4:28PM PDT on Jun 17, 2012

:-) Thanks for the video.

5:12AM PDT on Jun 17, 2012

Thank you

4:56AM PDT on Jun 17, 2012

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

4:53AM PDT on Jun 17, 2012

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

3:51AM PDT on Jun 17, 2012

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!

11:30AM PST on Jan 30, 2012

What perfectly awful children!

6:57AM PDT on Sep 5, 2011

Pretty cool, thanks for sharing.

6:16PM PDT on Jul 28, 2011

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!

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Thanks Kara for sharing the very informative article by Michale Graham Richard and excellent graph.

Funny,thanks for sharing

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