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Most women leave cooking to their partner

April 1, 2012 at 5:57 PM

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn., April 1 (UPI) -- Most U.S. women say the reason they don't cook frequently was having a partner who does most of the cooking, a survey indicated.

The survey of 2,806 U.S. women, commissioned by Asia Food Recipe, indicated 58 percent of the respondents said their husbands are better cooks, but 36 percent said they didn't have sufficient time to cook and 12 percent said they didn't want to clean up afterwards.

Almost 60 percent of the women said they struggle with making simple curry, 42 percent said they cannot make spaghetti, 11 percent said they never prepared a roast of meat and one-in-20 said they can't make an omelet or boil an egg.

Although 78 percent said they enjoyed cooking, most were only able to cook six dishes from memory without having to refer to a recipe.

Seventy-eight percent said their mothers could easily fix any of the dishes mentioned, while 11 percent said they couldn't cook more than three meals without turning to a cooking recipe book or seeking assistance.

The survey was conducted March 1-14. No margin of error was provided.

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