I cook because I like to, and I enjoy eating. I will never make marshmallow rice krispie treats because I cannot stand to eat them after making them. But they're one of my favorite things. I started cooking at 6 years old (Brownie Scout) with Hershey's cocoa on the gas stove in our kitchen. My Mom did not know I was doing it. The first meal I cooked was Beef Stew in third grade. I took a tupperware bowl of it in for my teacher. My spouse and my children cook also. My children have never known a man who did not cook, and were startled to find that some people think that boys should not learn to cook. They do have an aunt who cannot cook though.