A list of seven of something- brought to you on Sunday. What can you add?
While shopping, it was overheard that a young boy said he did not want a “Lord of the Rings Frodo’s Cooking Corner Lego playset” because cooking is for girls. The teenager accompanying the boy responded that Frodo isn’t a girl. The boy replied that Frodo isn’t a person either, he’s a hobbit.
The story hits home for me because my nephew has discovered a love of cooking. At eight years old, he’s a regular helper in the kitchen, eager to assist his mom, grandma, dad, and uncle. One day, a boy like the one in the story might say something foolish to him, something like, “cooking is for girls.” I don’t wish to see him crushed. I want to see him smile with pride and fire back against a gender stereotype. Therefore, Zane, this list is for you:
Seven People Who are Famous Thanks to Cooking
– and none of them are girls (or hobbits)
- Alton Brown
- Robert Irvine
- Emeril Lagasse
- Mario Batali
- Bobby Flay
- Jamie Oliver
- Justin Warner