Modern Living: Meatloaf Gambit

IT is true enough that virtually all of the world's great chefs are men—but it is also true that most men are the world's worst cooks. Teaching a husband to cook, laudable though that feminist goal may be, can create frightening strains in a marriage—not to mention the gastrointestinal system. However, Suzanne Prescott, 29, a Chicago rock musician, has suggested a painless and sinisterly Skinnerian strategy for transforming husbands into expert meatloaf makers.

"The first week," she says, "you call home and say you ve got to work late but the meat-loaf is ready...

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