Well, he at least has a couple dishes up his sleeve Culinary competence is a key part of the Modern Man’s arsenal. The need to have one or two signature dishes is key to survival in the modern world. We aren’t talking microwaveable, frozen dinners here people. I mean lean mean cooking cuisine. I first got into cooking while in college. I was always a bit of a health and fitness nut, so I wanted to take the time and effort to make healthy, homemade food during my college days.