The Working Couple’s Cookbook

The gimmick of this cookbook, published in 1971, was that it was striking a blow for Women's Lib by offering instructions for what both HIM and HER could do to prepare a meal.

From a review by James Boyett (pictured below):

The book details what the man is required to accomplish and what the better half is to do.
While most of the tasks the man is required to accomplish require only the knowledge of how to use a rolling pin or knife, I will warn you now that a couple of the recipes require the man to cook the meat — steak, pork chops.
One recipe, heaven forbid, asks the better half to only lay the table and then relax—while the man is required to open a couple of cans and then slave over a hot stove while "she" sips the fruit of the vine and relaxes.

More info: Awful Library Books

Abilene Reporter-News - Jan 23, 1972

     Posted By: Alex - Thu Jul 16, 2020
     Category: Food | Cookbooks | Gender | Books | 1970s

Also at Awful Library Books is the Sex Pot Cookbook, the single girl’s guide to hooking her man through cooking.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 07/17/20 at 07:50 AM
The misandry is strong in this one.

Meanwhile, no woman will kick me out of my kitchen, thank you very much!
Posted by Richard Bos on 07/18/20 at 11:06 AM
During my last marriage, the rule was simple: if she cooked, I cleaned up afterward, and if I cooked, I cleaned up afterward. (Did I mention, that was my *last* marriage?) Now that I'm single, I cook, but since I usually eat over the sink, there's little to clean.
Posted by Phideaux on 07/18/20 at 07:32 PM
In 1971 the concept of “working couples” was new, so a little awkwardness might be excused.
Posted by Brian on 07/19/20 at 10:10 PM
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