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28th Nov '16 1:05:22 PM Morgenthaler
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* Film ''Always''. Air-traffic controller Dorinda Durston wants to have a man over for dinner. She has to buy a pre-cooked meal and pretends that she prepared it herself.

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* Film ''Always''.''Film/{{Always}}''. Air-traffic controller Dorinda Durston wants to have a man over for dinner. She has to buy a pre-cooked meal and pretends that she prepared it herself.
28th Nov '16 7:48:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* Series/VeronicaMars isn't traditionally feminine in her behavior (mostly just BadAss), and her cooking skills seem to be average for someone who often prepares dinner for herself and her dad. However, her friend Wallace suspects that deep down inside, there's a girl who's "just dying to bake [him] something". In a way, he's right - she later prepares packages of "spirit cookies" for him on game days. She does so anonymously until he catches her baking.

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* Series/VeronicaMars isn't traditionally feminine in her behavior (mostly just BadAss), badass), and her cooking skills seem to be average for someone who often prepares dinner for herself and her dad. However, her friend Wallace suspects that deep down inside, there's a girl who's "just dying to bake [him] something". In a way, he's right - she later prepares packages of "spirit cookies" for him on game days. She does so anonymously until he catches her baking.



* Depending on the player, in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3's'' Citadel DLC a female Shepard romancing Kaidan can either avert this trope or play it straight depending on a dialogue choice made when Kaidan cooks for her ([[TheLadette Shepard]] being a textbook ActionGirl and unmitigated {{Badass}}).

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* Depending on the player, in ''VideoGame/MassEffect3's'' Citadel DLC a female Shepard romancing Kaidan can either avert this trope or play it straight depending on a dialogue choice made when Kaidan cooks for her ([[TheLadette Shepard]] being a textbook ActionGirl and unmitigated {{Badass}}).ActionGirl).
24th Oct '16 8:36:29 AM JapaneseTeeth
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* Maii in ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'' believes this trope and keeps trying to prove her suitability to be the girl Kimihito marries. Unfortunately, between being a [[SnakePeople lamia]] meaning that she has only 1/25th to 1/50th the taste buds of a human and her tendency to simply add ingredients to a dish because they look or sound like what's being made (for example, when trying to make white rice gruel she added white onions and white fish because they're all white), she's an exceptionally skilled LethalChef.

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* Maii Miia in ''Manga/DailyLifeWithMonsterGirl'' believes this trope and keeps trying to prove her suitability to be the girl Kimihito marries. Unfortunately, between being a [[SnakePeople lamia]] meaning that she has only 1/25th to 1/50th the taste buds of a human and her tendency to simply add ingredients to a dish because they look or sound like what's being made (for example, when trying to make white rice gruel she added white onions and white fish because they're all white), she's an exceptionally skilled LethalChef.
24th Oct '16 3:25:19 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** Inverted in ''{{VideoGame/Persona 2}}''; it's mentioned that beautiful and almost motherly [[GenkiGirl Maya Amano]] is nonetheless incompetent at cooking to the point that she'll eat nothing but [[TrademarkFavoriteFood canned crab]] every night if left to her own devices. Fortunately, her [[TheLadette alcoholic boxer]] roommate Ulala Serizawa is a pretty capable cook.
** Discussed in ''{{VideoGame/Persona 3}}''; [[ShrinkingViolet Fuuka Yamagishi]], despite her gentle and supportive personality, perceives herself to lack femininity due to her talent at [[WrenchWench tinkering with computers and electronics]], and wants to learn how to cook to make up for it. Unfortunately, [[LethalChef her cooking is quite awful]]. However, the trope is played straight by [[TheChick Yukari Takeba]] and ''[[UpdatedRerelease Persona 3 Portable]]''[='s=] female protagonist, though the latter is more of a TomboyWithAGirlyStreak; ''Portable''[='s=] protagonist is so good that she can actually teach Fuuka how to cook properly.

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** Inverted in ''{{VideoGame/Persona 2}}''; it's mentioned that beautiful compassionate and almost motherly [[GenkiGirl Maya Amano]] is nonetheless incompetent at cooking cooking, to the point that she'll eat nothing but [[TrademarkFavoriteFood canned crab]] every night if left to her own devices. Fortunately, her [[TheLadette alcoholic boxer]] roommate Ulala Serizawa is a pretty capable cook.
** Discussed in ''{{VideoGame/Persona 3}}''; [[ShrinkingViolet Fuuka Yamagishi]], despite her gentle and supportive personality, perceives herself to lack femininity due to her talent at [[WrenchWench tinkering with computers and electronics]], and wants to learn how to cook to make up for it. Unfortunately, [[LethalChef her cooking is quite awful]]. However, the trope is played straight by [[TheChick Yukari Takeba]] and ''[[UpdatedRerelease Persona 3 Portable]]''[='s=] female protagonist, though the latter is more of a TomboyWithAGirlyStreak; ''Portable''[='s=] protagonist is so good such a SupremeChef that she can actually teach Fuuka how to cook properly.
24th Oct '16 3:18:22 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* Inverted in ''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' the two traditionally feminine girls [[YamatoNadeshiko Yukiko]] and [[TheChick Rise]], and the more tomboyish [[{{Tomboy}} Chie]], [[LethalChef can't cook at all]] (Rise can, but only if you're a fire eater like her). At the end they bake an edible cake only by [[spoiler: getting the help of [[{{Bifauxnen}} Naoto Shirogane]], and even Naoto notes that it took them three tries]]. Also the male [[TheHero Hero]] is noted as being an excellent cook. It's also implied [[RichBitch Ai]] cannot cook either when she remarks that it would be nice to end up with a guy who can cook after eating food prepared by TheHero.
** Just to give an idea how bad the girls are - they gave Nanako (TheHero's cousin) cooking suggestions on how to make chocolate. As a result, they, by proxy, [[spoiler: '''created an EldritchAbomination!!''' They told her to put fish, coffee and spices into her chocolate. The MC is immediately hit with the Fear status effect as a result!]]
** A general rule of thumb throughout the ''{{VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona}}'' series is that the more traditionally "feminine" heroines are terrible chefs, while less "feminine" women and a couple of guys range between this and being an outright SupremeChef. Aside from the ''Persona 4'' examples above, which is compounded with [[{{Tomboy}} Chie's]] insecurity with her lack of femininity, ''{{VideoGame/Persona 3}}'' averts this with [[ShrinkingViolet Fuuka Yamagishi]], who, like Chie, is highly insecure about it (her specialties lie in [[WrenchWench tinkering with machines]], and she wants to cook to balance it out), and ''{{VideoGame/Persona 2}}'' mentions that [[GenkiGirl Maya Amano]] is incompetent to the point that she eats nothing but [[TrademarkFavoriteFood canned crab]] every night. {{Bifauxnen}}/aspiring detective Naoto, [[TheLadette the alcoholic/boxer]] Ulala, and the female protagonist from the PSP version of ''Persona 3'' (she's more feminine than the latter two, but at the same time, is SEES' field leader) are all far better cooks, and on the mens' side, we have [[{{Adorkable}} dorky police officer]] Katsuya Suou and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold gruff]] Shinjiro Aragaki.

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* The ''[[VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona Persona]]'' series plays with this in various ways, though a general rule of thumb is that the more traditionally "feminine" heroines are terrible chefs, while less "feminine" women tend to be at least competent.
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Inverted in ''{{VideoGame/Persona 2}}''; it's mentioned that beautiful and almost motherly [[GenkiGirl Maya Amano]] is nonetheless incompetent at cooking to the point that she'll eat nothing but [[TrademarkFavoriteFood canned crab]] every night if left to her own devices. Fortunately, her [[TheLadette alcoholic boxer]] roommate Ulala Serizawa is a pretty capable cook.
** Discussed in ''{{VideoGame/Persona 3}}''; [[ShrinkingViolet Fuuka Yamagishi]], despite her gentle and supportive personality, perceives herself to lack femininity due to her talent at [[WrenchWench tinkering with computers and electronics]], and wants to learn how to cook to make up for it. Unfortunately, [[LethalChef her cooking is quite awful]]. However, the trope is played straight by [[TheChick Yukari Takeba]] and ''[[UpdatedRerelease Persona 3 Portable]]''[='s=] female protagonist, though the latter is more of a TomboyWithAGirlyStreak; ''Portable''[='s=] protagonist is so good that she can actually teach Fuuka how to cook properly.
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''VideoGame/{{Persona 4}}'' is a notable aversion; the two traditionally feminine girls [[YamatoNadeshiko Yukiko]] Yukiko Amagi]] and [[TheChick Rise]], and the more tomboyish [[{{Tomboy}} Chie]], Rise Kujikawa]] [[LethalChef can't cook at all]] (Rise can, (well, Rise isn't unskilled, but her food's only edible if you're a fire eater like her). That said, the more tomboyish [[CuteBruiser Chie Satonaka]], who is insecure about her femininity, is an even worse chef than them. Just to give an idea how bad these three are - when they gave Nanako (TheHero's cousin) cooking suggestions on how to make chocolate (telling her to put coffee, spices, and ''fish''), they ended up by proxy '''creating an EldritchAbomination!!''' The MC is immediately hit with the Fear status effect as a result! In contrast, {{Bifauxnen}} detective Naoto Shirogane is a competent cook, though it's mostly because she's actually capable of following cooking instructions. At the end they end, Yukiko, Rise, and Chie are only able to bake an edible cake only by [[spoiler: getting the help of [[{{Bifauxnen}} Naoto Shirogane]], Naoto, and even Naoto notes that it still took them three tries]]. Also the male [[TheHero Hero]] is noted as being an excellent cook. tries. It's also implied highly feminine [[RichBitch Ai]] cannot cook either when she remarks that it would be nice to end up with a guy who can cook after eating food prepared by TheHero.
** Just to give an idea how bad the girls are - they gave Nanako (TheHero's cousin) cooking suggestions on how to make chocolate. As a result, they, by proxy, [[spoiler: '''created an EldritchAbomination!!''' They told her to put fish, coffee and spices into her chocolate. The MC is immediately hit with the Fear status effect as a result!]]
** A general rule of thumb throughout the ''{{VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiPersona}}'' series is that the more traditionally "feminine" heroines are terrible chefs, while less "feminine" women and a couple of guys range between this and being an outright SupremeChef. Aside from the ''Persona 4'' examples above, which is compounded with [[{{Tomboy}} Chie's]] insecurity with her lack of femininity, ''{{VideoGame/Persona 3}}'' averts this with [[ShrinkingViolet Fuuka Yamagishi]], who, like Chie, is highly insecure about it (her specialties lie in [[WrenchWench tinkering with machines]], and she wants to cook to balance it out), and ''{{VideoGame/Persona 2}}'' mentions that [[GenkiGirl Maya Amano]] is incompetent to the point that she eats nothing but [[TrademarkFavoriteFood canned crab]] every night. {{Bifauxnen}}/aspiring detective Naoto, [[TheLadette the alcoholic/boxer]] Ulala, and the female protagonist from the PSP version of ''Persona 3'' (she's more feminine than the latter two, but at the same time, is SEES' field leader) are all far better cooks, and on the mens' side, we have [[{{Adorkable}} dorky police officer]] Katsuya Suou and [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold gruff]] Shinjiro Aragaki.
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6th Oct '16 2:42:14 AM CaptainTedium
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* Played very straight in ''WesternAnimation/WildWestCowboysOfMooMesa''. The tomboyish Cowlamity Kate is such a horrible cook that the others dread her recipe for rhubarb pie, while the more traditionally feminine Lilli Bovine's culinary skills are universally praised.
8th Sep '16 12:25:28 PM AnonFangeekGirl
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** It's also Averted in the food industry as a whole- there's a ''lot'' of ingrained sexism and it's very hard for a woman to get into ''haute cuisine''. Colette managed it because she was willing to go though hell for it.
4th Sep '16 9:56:31 PM Pegase
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*The protagonist Ryousuke in ''Manga/BlueWars'' plays with this trope in an interesting way because he is a heavily muscled marital artist with the heart of a maiden in love and the feminine interests to match. His cooking skills (good enough to get a compliment from his crush) are evidence of how he fits this trope to a T--except for the fact that he isn't actually a feminine woman, [[ItMakesSenseInContext he just really badly wants to be one.]]
25th Jul '16 7:27:19 PM Willbyr
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* In ''Manga/KoufukuGraffiti'', Ryou's grandmother taught Ryou to cook exactly for this reason. This is why Ryou wondered if she'll become a bad housewife in the beginning of the series as she found she hasn't been ''tasting'' as food lately (which is more because of loneliness than [[SupremeChef her cooking skills]]).

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* In ''Manga/KoufukuGraffiti'', ''Manga/GourmetGirlGraffiti'', Ryou's grandmother taught Ryou to cook exactly for this reason. This is why Ryou wondered if she'll become a bad housewife in the beginning of the series as she found she hasn't been ''tasting'' as food lately (which is more because of loneliness than [[SupremeChef her cooking skills]]).
27th Jun '16 12:44:38 PM valar55
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* Inverted in ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''. Nanoha, Fate, and Hayate, who are independent, [[PersonOfMassDestruction highly destructive]] {{Action Girl}}s with glowing military careers, are all revealed [[AllThereInTheManual in supplementary material]] to be good cooks in their own right. The LethalChef of the series? Why, it's the TeamMom and WhiteMagicianGirl, Shamal, of course![[labelnote:*]]Justified since Nanoha's parents own a bakery and she's been helping around household chores from season 1, while Hayate used to be a [[SocialServicesDoesNotExist crippled girl living on her own]], and the first episodes of A's shows her cooking, ''while in wheelchairs''. Fate, meanwhile, is revealed in [[ComicBookAdaptation one of the manga chapters]] to have been taught how to cook by Linith, Precia's CatGirl familiar who raised her before the events of ''Nanoha''.[[/labelnote]]

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* Inverted in ''Franchise/LyricalNanoha''. Nanoha, Fate, and Hayate, who are independent, [[PersonOfMassDestruction highly destructive]] {{Action Girl}}s with glowing military careers, are all revealed [[AllThereInTheManual in supplementary material]] to be good cooks in their own right. The LethalChef of the series? Why, it's the TeamMom and WhiteMagicianGirl, Shamal, of course![[labelnote:*]]Justified course![[note]]Justified since Nanoha's parents own a bakery and she's been helping around household chores from season 1, while Hayate used to be a [[SocialServicesDoesNotExist crippled girl living on her own]], and the first episodes of A's shows her cooking, ''while in wheelchairs''. Fate, meanwhile, is revealed in [[ComicBookAdaptation one of the manga chapters]] to have been taught how to cook by Linith, Precia's CatGirl familiar who raised her before the events of ''Nanoha''.[[/labelnote]][[/note]]
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