Mageirocophobia is the fear of having to cook

September 6, 2011

If you don’t like cooking and ever need to explain your unwillingness to cook to someone, say that you have “Mageirocophobia”. This a scientific name for the fear of cooking phobia. Apparently, it is not very unusual.

Mageirocophobia, or fear of cooking, can take many forms. Some people are only afraid of cooking for large groups, while others are afraid of whipping up scrambled eggs for themselves. Mageirocophobia is extremely common, although it is only considered a phobia when it is severe enough to interfere with daily life.

Most people with a fear of cooking are actually afraid of one or more elements or possible outcomes of the cooking process: fear of causing illness, fear of serving inedible food, presentation concerns, fear of the cooking process and fear of recipes.


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