Real men cook! In fact, on average men cook 34 meals a month, which works out to roughly eight meals a week. They’re still a little behind young married women, who make 51 meals a month.
Celebrity chef Bobby Flay says he’s seen things change drastically over the years, and now the gap is closing.
“Ten to 15 years ago there was a sort of stigma against guys really liking cooking," he said. Now, he says about half of his viewers are men. He said men have told him, "I used to watch ESPN exclusively, but now I watch you on the Food Network. Don't tell my wife."
With all the men in the kitchen, Bobby shared with TODAY his favorite manly kitchen gadgets.
- Culinary Classics Bistro Style Chef's Apron ($22.95): Because every man needs to look the part.
- Edgeware Sharpening Steel ($29.99): Because all men need to keep their knives sharp.
- Thiers-Issard 10-Inch Chef Knife ($150): This is a fancy carbon, stainless steel blade – perfect for slicing up a thick slab of steak.
- Boos Block Walnut Chopping Block ($319): Made from quality North American hardwood, this chopping block is popular with professional chefs throughout the country.
- Le Creuset Thermometer ($40): This sleek little thermometer is a must-have for men in the kitchen. In terms of cooking meat, it'll make sure you've cooked it just right.
- Vitamix Blender ($529): From margaritas to protein shakes, a good blender is essential, and this is the ultimate high-performance blender.
- Weber's Rapidfire Chimney Starter ($17.99): Bobby refers to chimney starters as the greatest piece of grilling equipment ever invented, period. This is the simplest, safest way to ignite charcoal briquettes.
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