Glossary (talk like a chef): Ménagère
Housewife. The term, unfortunately condescending and rather pejorative, used by chefs to refer to someone who cooks at home and is therefore not a professional chef.
In France, a "Ménagère" it's also a nice set of spoons, forks and knifes presented in a pretty box. A classical wedding gift usually. Example:
"To cook like a housewife.
Meaning: This is not a compliment in a professonal chef's kitchen, and that's sad...
Last modified on: August 11th 2023