Archive: food minister declares men are better cooks than women – 9 February 1943

9 February 1943: While speaking at a Dig for Victory conference, Mr William Mabane said ‘there is no reason why women should cook as badly as they do’

Mr. William Mabane, Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food, who is a bachelor, declared yesterday: “Fundamentally men are better cooks than women, but this is no reason why some women should cook as badly as they do. Many people in this country have never really tasted vegetables; all they know is the sodden pap produced by over boiling unprotesting vegetables in a bath of water.”

Related: Ministry of Food: rationing in the second world war

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Source: theguardian
Archive: food minister declares men are better cooks than women – 9 February 1943