We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
There has been some strange collateral damage in the Republican War on Women. We taught them that cooking and cleaning are for squares and they shouldn’t know how to do either. This has left young women today with apartments that are complete pigsties. There is nothing in the fridge and a mountain of clothes in one corner and a futon on the floor. This means millennial males end up having to do the cooking and cleaning themselves. Oh well, you can’t win them all.
The whole article is gold but the part you quoted is bang on. In my younger days I enjoyed cooking and it always seemed to amaze whatever girl that happened to be seeing at the time. I mean, it really surprised them, and I'm thinking, "Lady, it's just a crock pot."
Whatever diet you prefer, when you know how to cook, you get to make it. Otherwise, you are eating Cheetos and frozen pizza. That's what I was trying to get across...not start an argument about what is the 'best' diet.