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Today’s married men are cooking significantly more than their fathers and grandfathers, according to new research.
One recent report coming out of the University of Michigan found married Generation X men not only cook more than their fathers, they also participate in every aspect of the meal, including grocery shopping.
After studying 3,000 young men over a 25-year period, researchers found modern men prepare an average of eight meals a week and go to the grocery store more than once a week.
Generation X men also cook meals for themselves and their guests at least once a month, and they discuss food and/or cooking with their friends about six times a month.
“Married Generation X men not only cook more, they
also participate in every aspect of the meal.”
The new research also suggests modern married men do more household chores in general, including child-oriented tasks such as bathing their children.
Data from The Generation X Report also noted modern men are more likely to watch cooking shows on TV, search for food-related information online and read magazine articles on cooking every month.
However, while Generation X men are cooking more than their fathers and grandfathers, the research found Generation X women still shoulder more food-related responsibilities, with married modern women preparing 51 meals compared to a man’s 34, grocery shopping seven times a month compared to a man’s five and cooking 10-12 meals a week compared to a man’s eight.
Source: The Generation X Report.