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Men spending more time in the kitchen

world Updated: Aug 18, 2009 00:53 IST

Kitchen seems to be no longer a female’s territory, for a new research has revealed that men are spending more and more time in preparing meals — thanks to celebrity chefs who have given cookery a macho image.

Researchers at Oxford University found that men in Britain now spend more than half- an-hour a day cooking, up from just 12 minutes a day in 1961.

On the other hand, the study found that women, who a generation ago spent a fraction under two hours a day cooking, now spend just one hour and seven minutes — a dramatic fall, but they still spend far more time at the hob than men.

It also makes clear that the family meal is limping on in far better health than some have suggested, thanks in part to a resurgence in cooking from scratch by some consumers.