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Once upon a time the Queen of Cuisine reigned supreme in the land, from Mrs Beeton to Nigella Lawson. But today there is ample evidence to prove that testosterone has captured the castle’s culinary quarters. Princes, who once slayed dragons are coming out of the gastronomic closet; whipping up a storm from tasty casseroles to copious dishes of delight. Flexing muscles and producing meals fit for a king, the Jamie Olivers of the world are spinning their straw into gold. While in the past, Papa may have shared an interest in the castle larder and lager, knew the difference between an artichoke and a zucchini; it was usually what’s for dinner, Ma?
The stove and other gadgets needing an electric plug were largely the domain of the female. However, the notion that gender dictates a woman bake and a man change the light bulb is as outdated as loose…
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