Meeting women has become very easy. Thanks to the world of online dating, men and women can connect with each other instantaneously. Sure, you have met a woman, but how can you impress her? That part, unfortunately, is not as simple as typing a message online. You have to do that in person. One way to impress women is to cook for them, and although there are arguments against this, we have found the results to be quite positive. When you cook for a woman or bake for her, you demonstrate your independence and generosity. And since you will be cooking in your house inviting her as the guest, cooking, in fact, becomes a great excuse to get her to visit you in your natural habitat. Giving you a boost in confidence and helping you relax because you will be surrounded by things that have an emotional value, which will make you a more secure person. If you still have your doubts about how cooking or baking for the ladies can help you impress them, here are some references to movies and novellas where men have successfully impressed women with their cooking.
Though more noted for dining in the finest restaurants and Gentlemen’s Clubs, along with his taste in cocktails, James Bond has rustled up enough quick meals to bring a smile to the faces of several of the ladies he meets on his adventures.
In A View To A Kill (1985), we see Roger Moore’s Bond putting together a quiche with the limited selection of morsels in Stacey Sutton’s kitchen (although she appears to live in a mansion, she is too busy as a top geologist to get the groceries in). Not only does he sort out a squad of bad guys who try to attack her, but he also dispels the popular notion that real men don’t eat quiche.
There are a couple of ironies here: the phrase Real Men Don’t Eat Quiche originated as the title of a 1982 book by Bruce Feirstein, a man who went on to write the scripts of several James Bond movies, and Roger Moore – according to urban myth, anyway – was asked to be a spokesman for the British Quiche Council.
In the novel The Spy Who Loved Me (1962), Bond offers to cook Bacon and Eggs if the heroine has the necessary ingredients. Eggs are important in the James Bond repertoire, as they should be in any man’s basic cookery arsenal, and in the short story 007 In New York (1963), Bond actually shares his own recipe for scrambled eggs – which he insists should be served on toast, in copper bowls, with pink champagne.
Well, not actually Napoleon, but his pal Pedro, who was determined to “Build a Cake” to impress Summer Wheatley, the “popular girl”. This doesn’t go too well, although that might have something to do with Pedro’s means of cake delivery – he leaves it on the doorstep of her house. An important lesson though, is that Pedro is not taken back by this rejection for long and successfully asks Deb to go to the dance with him, possibly to Napoleon’s disappointment. Napoleon should have taken action if he wanted her. In fact, it was this decisive approach that obviously helped Pedro’s bid to become president.
In the movie Autumn in New York (2000), Richard Gere plays a restaurant owner who seduces Winona Ryder. Obviously, his character has a professional advantage, but no doubt the effect of a well-appointed table on the delightful Winona.
In the movie Stranger Than Fiction (2006) Will Ferrell appears in a movie about a man who discovers he is a character in a book, just after he has fallen in love with a baker played by Maggie Gyllenhaal – a lady that dropped out of Harvard to make the world a better place by baking cookies. Although he doesn’t actually cook for Maggie, he meets her halfway with one of the greatest movie puns when he buys her “some flours”. He at least appreciates the necessary components of her art and wants to help her in her mission!
Richard Gere cooks at his place, Bond cooks at her place, and Will Ferrell helps her cook at her work. The common theme is that a man and woman share a meal because of the man-made effort beyond signing for the bill at a restaurant. All the guys were rewarded for their efforts, and therein lies a lesson for us all. And, the lesson is that you can successfully impress your woman who you have known briefly with a gorgeous cooked meal.
Sure, this goes without saying that if you are a bad cook or your baking skills are rudimentary, your efforts will count. And, if you end up making a mess in the kitchen, the ladies will find that adorable too. In fact, you can consider whisking your lady friend away on an online gifts shopping experience as she visits your home to select the ingredients that you will require while cooking. It is an intimate experience your lady friend will love to share with you and, there is a plus side to shopping online, that is, you can have the items delivered to your doorstep in no time at all!