To a westerner, a lady not knowing how to cook may not mean anything unlike in Africa where it is what defines us as true African women.
For instance, in Nigeria, it is our culture that every grown-up girl or woman must know how to cook. And not just knowing how to cook but knowing how to cook decent food.
Knowing how to cook is the first thing a man will look out for in a woman before marriage and after marriage it may play a vital role in saving their marriage.
Apart from our culture, in general, it is better for everyone to know how to cook irrespective of gender. At times, we just need to share our responsibilities with our partner and cooking may be part of the task to be shared depending on the circumstances.