Nigerian chef Hilda Effiong Bassey, widely known as Hilda Baci, has expressed that she prefers a partner who doesn’t know how to cook. In a viral podcast video on X (formerly Twitter), Baci explained that she loves cooking and sees it as a way to express her affection.
Rather than having her man cook for her, she would rather he order food.
Baci emphasized her passion for cooking, mentioning that she would willingly wake up at midnight to prepare a meal for her significant other.
In the podcast, she stated, “I don’t want a man that knows how to cook. I like cooking so much. My friends would tell you, like Hilda would show you love, she will send you food. That’s kind of one of the things I like to do for people that I care about, especially for my man.”
She continued, “You can wake me up in the middle of the night and say, ‘Babe, I want a doughnut. I want meat pie.’ And I’m flying to the kitchen to make it for you. That’s my thing. I want a man that can order me food. If you don’t have a problem with ordering me food, I’m in love.”
Hilda Baci, a former Guinness World Record holder for the longest cooking marathon, acknowledged a new record set by Irish chef Alan Fisher. Despite losing the title, Baci mentioned that she remains a record holder in spirit and history.
She commended Fisher’s achievement and emphasized the importance of celebrating accomplishments and the spirit of competition.