Middle schooler McKenna Pope made headlines when she confronted Hasbro and asked for an Easy Bake Oven that wasn’t just marketed to girls. Her 4-year-old brother Gavyn wanted one for Christmas, but was concerned it was just too pink.
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In this video, name-brand chefs rallied to support McKenna and Gavyn’s request for a boy-friendly Easy Bake Oven. “I can understand not wanting to cook in a pink oven,” said Joshua Whigham from The Bazaar by Jose Andres. He recommends a steel or black one. Oh, and don’t forget to ask for a sauté pan!
Spencer Rubin from the Melt Stop admits he had an Easy Bake Oven as a kid — “I loved it to death!” — but supports the kids in their endeavor to equalize cooking toys.
Now if we could just talk about women on the Food Network some more…
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 12, 2012