Are you the alpha cook?

Frank is definitely the alpha cook in our household according to this New York Times article, He Cooks.  She Stews.  It’s Love.  I really related to one of the beta-cooks who said, "[He says] ‘Great, yes, come cook with me.’ And then he gives me the take-the-chicken-out- -of-the-package-and-rinse-it job."  So I found the same solution that one of the other betas found,  "Ms. LaVallee, the adviser to the president of Georgetown University, now chooses to sit on the sideline with a glass of wine."  I usually end up sitting on the kitchen floor talking to Frank defending my glass of wine from the dogs.  All in all though, I think I have the best of all worlds:

life with an alpha cook can mean sitting back and watching while
someone else prepares restaurant-quality wild mushroom risotto on a
quiet Tuesday night.

Photo by scribeoflight.

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