I couldn't care less what she'll wear or what she looks like
It all depends on what she cooks like - beef, pork, chicken, mmmm...
—Chien-Po, "A Girl Worth Fighting For", Mulan
A man is in general better pleased when he has a good dinner upon his table, than when his wife talks Greek.
Some girls can bake a pie
Made up of prunes and quinces;
Some make an oyster fry—
Others are good at blintzes.
Some lovely girls have done
Wonders with turkey stuffin's;
But I have found the one
Who can really make corn muffins!
—Wintergreen, Of Thee I Sing
Captain Egbert looks it over, looking calmly curious and not one whisper of nervousness about him. Things turn into a staring contest in a hot second.
"Cupcake?" Egbert asks casually, and holds out a pastry fished from his desk. Karkat snatches it before Dave can remind him to be careful, but no new graze blooms bright red on his Captain's dark fingers.