Ah, date night. It's the perfect time to open a bottle of wine and indulge in a home-cooked meal with your significant other. Cooking, after all, is a hands-on activity and it gives you the opportunity to unpack the new you got for Christmas.
But when you’re making dinner together, how close should you and your partner really get? According to Instant Pot cookbook authors, pretty close.
Podcast host Mike Rugnetta recently noticed an incredibly awkward trend in a number of Instant Pot For Two cookbooks on Amazon: Every cover features a woman preparing a dish with a man hovering behind her to “help,” sometimes even resting his hand on hers. “These poor women,” Rugnetta .
He’s right. Just take a look at the bizarre photos:
These tomes aren’t on Instant Pot’s list of (those, thankfully, don't actually feature humans on the cover). But on there are more than 10 books featuring oddly close couples cooking up a storm. At least it seems like they’re enjoying themselves, right?
Since he first noticed the pattern, Rugnetta's tweets have garnered more than 21,000 favorites and 5,300 retweets. Followers immediately responded with their own commentary, zooming in on the most uncomfortable parts of the images.
And some couldn't help but stress over the amateur chefs' poor technique:
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