I assume the query is addressed to all in IL’ites. 2. There are menfolk still in service or retired spend quite a time in kitchen but they are in IL undecided or not want to ( fearing repercussions) to answer OP’s inquisitiveness. 3. At times, presence of DH could cause spouse to increase or decrease quantum of time spent in the kitchen, depending on his enthu age etc. ; DH presence as a catalyst too can make or mar the quality and quantity of time spent in the kitchen. 4. Multi tasking left to hubbies can save or mar spouse time in the kitchen. From individual to individual , couple to couple, joint family or cellular, number of kids and their age and their spacing might have a telling effect on time spent in kitchen. Status of lady like SAHM May increase kitchen because more expectations from others. 5. Seniors like me sometime spend as much time as spouse spends in kitchen. 6. Running water availability or the lack of it determines one’s kitchen time. If domestic help remain absent, it can increase kitchen time of spouse and house husbands. Power shedding or lack of power used to increase kitchen time. Orthodoxy May also add to kitchen time. Unannounced guests arrival might add to time. 7. I am sure op would agree with this holistic comments originating with INDIA flavour. THANKS AND REGARDS. GOD IS TASTE & taste IS GOD & if turns out bland it is OMG.