Meet four dynamic fathers who, despite being busy executives, find the time to cook for their children and bond with them
6/6/2014 5:36:55 PM
|written By : Nithya Subramanian|
Gone are the days when men who cooked were not consideredmacho enough for these jobs were reserved for the women in the family. But with changing times, attitudes as well as lifestyles, more and more men are now participating in household chores. After all, even women wear pants these days!
According to parenting experts, there are several benefits for children whose fathers cook. They believe that this sends across a powerful message that eating healthy food is important for leading a healthy and happy life. According to a study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behaviour, fathers who rank family meals as important are less likely to have children who favour fast food restaurants. And with parents keeping busy schedules, the chance of eating home-cooked food doubles when the father steps in. Also when children see their fathers working with pots and pans or chopping vegetables, they develop a broader and more flexible view of gender roles.
In this issue, four Indian fathers living in Singapore talk about their love for food and tell us what they like to cook for their children. Their thoughts are echoed in a quote by award winning British author Louis de Bernieres, who said, “Like many men, I am not ashamed to admit that my principal joys are domestic. I love cooking, and I love looking after my children. Indeed, the times that I have with them are the only ones when I feel unconditionally happy.”