Chow just posted an interesting article about male ‘foodies’ in the kitchen and how they aren’t really helping out at all when it comes down to dinner. It explains that men can sometimes get overly involved in their projects spending more time analyzing the data then cooking a real meal and bring an ‘Iron Chef’ attitude to the kitchen, wanting to compete rather then feed the kids.
I have seen men take more time thinking than doing, but I for one am not affected by this male ‘foodie’ phenomenon. Actually, I have quite the opposite problem. The more I become interested in food, the fewer recipes Handsome seems to remember, or want to cook, stating that I would just make it better anyway. Could this be because he works more, harder and goes to school most weeknights? Probably. But every once in a while, it is nice to come home to something someone else prepared for you.
Even if it is steak-ums and macaroni and cheese. I’m ok with that.
Banana Cake with Chocolate Glaze
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tbs baking powder
- 1/2 teas cinnamon
- 1/2 teas salt
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 3 overripe bananas, mashed
- 1 teas vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup buttermilk
For the Chocolate Glaze
- 12 ounces (2 cups) semi-sweet chocolate
- 8 tablespoons butter
So, would a man have been unable to make this simple banana cake without first trying to figure out how to inject pure whole bananas into a batter mixture using a hadron collider (imagine that mess) or is this man ‘foodie’ handicap all just an excuse for some men never being asked to help out in the kitchen?