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24th Jun '17 4:50:36 PM WithFlowers
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* In ''Literature/TheBlackCompany'', this appears in the form of "Non-Feminine Women Can't Cook". The Lady, Sleepy, and the Radisha, all powerful and formidable women, can't cook at all. The male narrator says at one point that he doesn't think any of them could boil water without burning it.
8th May '17 3:28:40 PM smalltime
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* In ''WesternAnimation/AtomicBetty'', Betty's grandmother is a RetiredBadass and can't cook to save her life.
6th May '17 1:36:58 PM CaptEquinox
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** One of whom takes up [[RealMenWearPink knitting]] while laid up from an injury, reminding himself that [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_knitting#Importance_in_Scottish_history Scotsmen all through history]] have "clicked the [[HaveAGayOldTime pricks]]" but hiding his work from his brothers because he knows they'll call him "Granny".
6th May '17 1:29:47 PM CaptEquinox
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-->''"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, ''cook a tasty meal'', fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."''[[note]]Emphasis added.[[/note]]

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-->''"A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, ''cook '''cook a tasty meal'', meal''', fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects."''[[note]]Emphasis added.[[/note]][[/note]]
** This is Heinlein's "Competent Man/Competent Woman" concept.
6th May '17 1:26:48 PM CaptEquinox
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* In the 1984 film ''Film/{{Runaway}}'', it's TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture and [[InTheFutureWeStillHaveRoombas robots do a lot of the routine work]]. Tom Selleck plays Ramsay, a policeman who hunts down rogue {{Killer Robot}}s. He's assisted by a strong and capable female officer, Karen Thompson, who in fact is more competent than he is because he's acrophobic. By the end they're falling in love, and how does he ask her to have a relationship with him? He says ''"Can you cook?"'', causing the woman to melt adoringly into his arms as the sparks fly.

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* In the 1984 film ''Film/{{Runaway}}'', it's TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture and [[InTheFutureWeStillHaveRoombas robots do a lot of the routine work]]. Tom Selleck plays Ramsay, a policeman who hunts down rogue {{Killer Robot}}s. He's assisted by a [[ActionGirl strong and capable female officer, officer]], Karen Thompson, who in fact is more competent than he is because he's acrophobic. By the end they're falling in love, and how does he ask her to have a relationship with him? He says ''"Can you cook?"'', causing the woman to melt adoringly into his arms as the sparks fly.fly.
** Creator/HarlanEllison's brief, snarly review of this skewers the trope and points out that throughout the film we've seen Ramsay's robot maid Lois, who does all the cooking. So, Ellison suggests, Thompson might say "I don't have to: Lois can do it. I can fuck: Lois can't do that."
29th Mar '17 1:21:23 PM Arha
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** First, it's subverted in omakes when girls try to appeal to guys by making them food, only for Nikumi's tsundere 'I just made too much' excuse to fall flat when she sees that everyone in the Polar Star Dorm really ''did'' make too much food because they cook constantly and are having trouble getting through it all. Then we see two fangirls of the Aldinis try to share lunches with them, only for Takumi and Isami's food to be much better, leaving all three girls depressed.
** Then it's inverted when the extremely masculine and popular Jouichirou had classmates begging for his failure dishes, showing lovestruck eyes after a BDSM themed foodgasm. His food still makes pretty girls swoon even in the present.
** Finally, and more seriously, it's acknowledged at multiple points that the field of professional cooking is dominated by men and that women only rarely manage to reach great success and acknowledgement. For example, it's noted that it's quite rate for women to become the first seat of the Elite Ten at Tootsuki. Further, the most serious flaw that the very traditionally feminine and supportive Megumi has as a cook is that she's entirely too timid while the more arrogant or aggressive women generally stand out more and receive more praise. It's nearly gotten her expelled at least three times: First when her low self esteem almost made her fail out, again when her lack of aggression led to a failure to secure proper ingredients in a critical examination and finally when, unlike Erina, she allowed herself to be intimidated by an aggressive professional chef who nearly bullied her into failing to make a contribution during Stagiare, which would have resulted in her failure.

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** First, it's subverted in omakes an omake when girls try to appeal to guys by making them food, only for Nikumi's tsundere 'I just made too much' excuse to fall flat when she sees that everyone in the Polar Star Dorm really ''did'' make too much food because they cook constantly and are having trouble getting through it all. Then we see two fangirls of the Aldinis try to share lunches with them, only for Takumi and Isami's food to be much better, leaving all three girls depressed.
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depressed. Then it's inverted when the extremely masculine and popular Jouichirou had female classmates begging for his failure dishes, showing lovestruck eyes after a BDSM themed foodgasm. His food still makes pretty girls swoon even in the present.
** Finally, and more More seriously, it's acknowledged at multiple points that the field of professional cooking is dominated by men and that women only rarely manage to reach great success and acknowledgement. For example, it's noted that it's quite rate for women to become at least one students feels she needs the first seat prestige of the First Seat to be acknowledged at her family's restaurant by the sexist male staff and we have yet to see a single female student who either has or has had the position of First Seat of the Elite Ten at Tootsuki. Further, the most serious flaw that the very traditionally Tootsuki.
** Particularly played with when it comes to Megumi. She's extremely
feminine and supportive Megumi in a 'girl next door' sort of way, which has as a cook is that she's entirely too timid while the great influence on her cooking. Rather than emphasize technical perfection or ingenuity like her male or more arrogant or aggressive women generally stand out more and receive more praise. It's female counterparts, she prefers to use simple ingredients with painstaking care put into thinking about who is going to eat it. However, while this does make her the most girly girl in the cast, it's also nearly gotten her expelled in at least three times: First when different points throughout the story and also causes her low self esteem almost made her fail out, again when her lack of aggression led to a failure to secure proper ingredients in a critical examination and finally when, unlike Erina, she allowed herself to be intimidated by an aggressive professional chef who nearly bullied her into failing to make a contribution during Stagiare, which would have resulted overlooked in her failure.favor of students like Alice or Miyoko, even if she actually scores higher than the latter and makes much more enjoyable and comfortable food than the former.
29th Mar '17 1:12:06 PM Arha
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* Thoroughly played with in ''Manga/ShokugekiNoSoma'' whenever the topic comes up.
** First, it's subverted in omakes when girls try to appeal to guys by making them food, only for Nikumi's tsundere 'I just made too much' excuse to fall flat when she sees that everyone in the Polar Star Dorm really ''did'' make too much food because they cook constantly and are having trouble getting through it all. Then we see two fangirls of the Aldinis try to share lunches with them, only for Takumi and Isami's food to be much better, leaving all three girls depressed.
** Then it's inverted when the extremely masculine and popular Jouichirou had classmates begging for his failure dishes, showing lovestruck eyes after a BDSM themed foodgasm. His food still makes pretty girls swoon even in the present.
** Finally, and more seriously, it's acknowledged at multiple points that the field of professional cooking is dominated by men and that women only rarely manage to reach great success and acknowledgement. For example, it's noted that it's quite rate for women to become the first seat of the Elite Ten at Tootsuki. Further, the most serious flaw that the very traditionally feminine and supportive Megumi has as a cook is that she's entirely too timid while the more arrogant or aggressive women generally stand out more and receive more praise. It's nearly gotten her expelled at least three times: First when her low self esteem almost made her fail out, again when her lack of aggression led to a failure to secure proper ingredients in a critical examination and finally when, unlike Erina, she allowed herself to be intimidated by an aggressive professional chef who nearly bullied her into failing to make a contribution during Stagiare, which would have resulted in her failure.
13th Mar '17 4:58:33 AM secretfan14
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** In VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia has [[{{Dojikko}} Mimi]] the source of the recipes in the game.

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** In VideoGame/TalesOfLegendia has [[{{Dojikko}} [[CuteClumsyGirl Mimi]] the source of the recipes in the game.
17th Feb '17 10:22:02 PM Doug86
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* Ellie May of the ''Series/BeverlyHillbillies'' may be as down-to-earth country as any of the Clampetts, but she can't cook for nuthin'.

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* Ellie May of the ''Series/BeverlyHillbillies'' ''Series/TheBeverlyHillbillies'' may be as down-to-earth country as any of the Clampetts, but she can't cook for nuthin'.
16th Jan '17 1:04:42 PM ErebusElysium
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* Claire from ''WesternAnimation/{{Trollhunters}}'' is able to whip-up guacamole that impresses even Jim.
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