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When is National Men Make Dinner Day?

The first Thursday in November is National Men Make Dinner Day.

What is National Men Make Dinner Day?

If you see the kitchen as a nether dimension that your wife walks into empty-handed and exits with food an hour later, this day is for you! Dissolve the mysteries of the kitchen with National Men Make Food Day, the day for guys who don’t know a paring knife from a carving knife but want to learn.

Why familiarize yourself with the kitchen? Some guys cook to take the workload off their lady, and some just do it for fun. At the end of the day, it’s all about developing the valuable skill of showing your people some culinary love.

Are there rules? Oh yes, there are rules. If you don’t like rules, think of these as competency objectives on your way to gastronomic domination.

For instance, you have to follow a recipe with at least 4 ingredients—no grill, and no microwave. And who’s going to buy that food? Your wife? Nope. Shop for yourself, and learn your way around the grocery store.

Also, no vending machines or take-out allowed.

So if you can’t remember the last time you used a colander, use National Men Make Dinner Day to level-up your cooking game.

Fun facts about National Men Make Dinner Day!

  • Some desserts require a blow-torch (no joke).
  • Some recipes use beer. Chili, anyone?
  • Lachanophobia is the fear of vegetables—but if you think you’re afraid of vegetables, you’ve never had roasted Brussels sprouts drizzled with a cranberry-balsamic glaze. It’s like vegetable candy.

How to celebrate National Men Make Dinner Day:

Make dinner, Gents, and follow the rules! Go to for the full list of guidelines.

What’s the hashtag for National Men Make Dinner Day?

Use #MenMakeDinnerDay when you publish pics of your culinary masterpiece to social media.