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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15: Host Andrew Zimmern and chef Josh Capon attend the Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival Presented By Coca-Cola - Coca-Cola Backyard BBQ presented by National Beef hosted by Andrew Zimmern and Pat LaFrieda at Pier 92 Rooftop on October 15, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for NYCWFF)

According to, today is ‘National Men Make Dinner Day.’ This day always falls on the first Thursday in November and places the man of the house in charge of cooking dinner for the night.

The site says:

Some men like to cook and do so on a regular basis. To those men, kudos to you! You can submit your favorite recipe on the National Men Make Dinner website.

This day was created for the men who do not cook regularly and would like to give the woman of the house a break.

Men need to be aware that there is a list of rules that must be followed, some of which include:

  • The main meal must include a minimum of 4 ingredients and require at least one cooking utensil other than a fork.
  • The man goes shopping for all the necessary ingredients.
  • Clean up as you go.
  • Aprons are optional.

For a list of complete rules, see the above-mentioned website.

HOW TO OBSERVE #MenMakeDinnerDay:

Have the men in the house prepare a meal and use #MenMakeDinnerDay to post on social media.


Sandy Sharkey created National Men Make Dinner Day in 2001.