Friday’s edition of NPR’s All Things Considered aired Gender at the Grill: Why Guys Do Most of the BBQing. Quotes from the clip include:
(a woman’s voice)“Of all the women I know, no one enjoys grilling.” (a man’s voice) “My attention span’s not that good when I’m grilling.” (man’s voice) “It’s a guy thing.” (woman’s voice) “It’s definitely a guy thing.”
In our house, the grill belongs to the guy of the family. Well, at least he’s the only one who uses it. However, I would like to learn how to BBQ and I don’t see any reason why women can’t do it. Learning how to use the grill goes in the list of things I should learn to do. In fact I think Ted did teach me but it was years ago, before kids…I think this whole “gender at the grill” idea is a bit silly – fluff for a holiday Friday(?!).
But if Ted wants to grill, I’ll let him. I think he looks cute out there on the deck consulting the charcoal.