Ever heard a phrase that says, “Don’t marry a beautiful wife but marry a lady who can cook, for beauty fades but hunger does not.”
Maina and Kingangi in today’s morning conversation discussed if it was still important for a wife to know how to cook in 2019.
Maina posed the question: Are ladies still judged by their cooking? Where does she find time in today’s economy to cook?
Maina was of opinion that cooking is a hobby that should be done when one is ready to.
One response from a man was that women MUST know how to cook because,
‘when we marry these ladies we normally pay a lot of pride price and so when they come we expect them to know how to cook or they rather remain at their parents’ home.’
Another caller said,
If my wife does not cook and leaves the house girl that duty then its up to her because the house girl will be my cook and maybe my food in future. This comment left Maina wondering as to how one gets to live with such a husband.
In the current generation almost all ladies are employed so like any other person they go out to work in the morning and come late at night and so they won’t get enough time to prepare food because both share expenses.
In other words cooking should also engage two parties both the husband and wife.
A female caller was of opinion that the modern woman should cook for their husbands. She went ahead to say that just as the way the woman finds time to go to the market to buy the cereals and all that she should also find time to cook for the family and if not then she should stay single.
Some of the comments were;
If a woman does not know how to cook then she should know how to gossips, she has to know one thing.
If your woman does not know how to cook don’t complain you are in a relationship not a restaurant.
A woman who does not know how to cook is a scam.