Reese Cooks is the eighteenth of the second season of Malcolm in the Middle, which was broadcast on March 4, 2001.

Summary Edit

Reese discovers his talent for cooking when he is forced to take a culinary class as punishment for a prank. In the class' cooking contest, Reese is found to have cheated even though he was the favorite to win. Hal punishes him by forbidding him to cook for a month, which makes Reese cry.

At Marlin academy, Francis keeps blowing off his share of a major school project that his friend Eric is also half-responsible for. Meanwhile, Cynthia organizes a "Be My Friend" party for everyone at the school, but Malcolm is worried that she's setting herself up disappointment and tries to stop her.