“Virtue, for Bourdain, is being able to cook for yourself. Cooking should be viewed, he argues, as a moral imperative, rather than a reminder of prior servitude, which is what home economics became in the post-feminist world. It’s also good manners: “[B]efore one sleeps with someone, one should be able – if called upon to do so – to make them a proper omelette in the morning.”—
this is such a nice quote to read after seeing some pretty convincing feminist critique of Michael Pollan. Although the quote is fantastic and reinforces
my love for Bourdain, my boyfriend could not make me
an omelette to save his life.