Can We Guess Where You Grew Up Based on Your Taste in Food?

By: Ian Fortey
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About This Quiz

Regional cuisine is part of the reason the restaurant industry is worth billions of dollars.  If we just had "food" out there, like those uninspired food cubes from old episodes of "Star Trek," then eating would be boring.  

We need our tikka masala, sushi, pupusas, gumbo and hot dish because food is best when it takes you on a sensory journey to another place or time!  Food is life, and it should be a joy.  And it is!  But it's also a reflection of the people who make it.  The ingredients you have handy, the climate in which you live, the history of your people; all of these things have an effect on what you eat and what you like.  Is it a surprise, then, that we might be able to guess where you're from based on your tastes?

If food is regional, then, so too, are a lot of tastes.  And even if you like a wide variety of foods, we bet your tastes are still firmly rooted in where you grew up.  So tell us about your likes and dislikes, let us know what makes your mouth water and what makes you cringe, and we'll tell you exactly where you come from. 

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