How Much of a Foodie Are You?
By: Lauren Lubas
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About This Quiz
Over the last ten years or so, learning about good food has become a hobby for many Americans. We devour cooking challenge shows on television in hopes of learning more and judging chefs from the comfort of our living rooms. We travel just to experience the tastes of different foods across the country and the world (we even watch television shows where people just do that).
We learn the different food-related terms, so we can communicate with chefs at the restaurants we eat. Many people take pride in learning about food and applying that knowledge in the kitchen. It is clear that foodie life is not just a fad anymore. It is an identity for some people. The question for you is, is it a way you hope to identify yourself?
If you are wondering if you can even call yourself a foodie, there are a lot of ways to find out. Answer these questions, and we will tell you how much of a foodie you really are (and maybe give you some suggestions on how you can up your foodie game and lifestyle to impress your friends).
What kind of mustard is in your fridge?
I'll only use French's yellow mustard.
I'm trying out some new organic mustards.
Homemade stone ground mustard
Which pickles do you prefer on your plate?
Whatever it is, it's going to remain on the plate.
You see truffle fries on the menu. What do you do?
Ask why restaurants have to put truffle oil on everything.
Ask what truffle fries are.
Order them with roasted garlic jalepeno aioli.
What do you order at McDonald's?
My usual: McDouble and a Large Fry
Big Mac, no lettuce, extra special sauce, no pickles
I'll eat the McRib when it's available.
Nothing. I'd rather starve.
Would you ever eat Rocky Mountain Oysters?
If I was starving and about to die and they were the only thing available.
Yes. I'll try anything once.
I would first do my research and make sure they were prepared by the right chef in the right way.
If a place claiming to have the best burger in the world was a two-hour drive away from you, would you go?
Restaurants never make burgers the way I like.
Yes, but I'd wait for reviews from real patrons first.
At a restaurant, you had the greatest sauce of your life. What do you do?
Eat at that restaurant again.
I probably wouldn't even taste it.
Order a ton of sauce to go and freeze it.
Try to figure out the ingredients and remake it at home.
Someone offers to put chutney on your plate. What do they want to put on your plate?
What do you think goes best with goat cheese?
I don't know. I won't eat it.
Heavy greens and a light vinaigrette
A sweet and spicy chutney
Does the way your food is plated matter to you?
No. My food generally doesn't come on a plate.
Yes. I hate it when food touches.
No. As long as it tastes good, it doesn't matter what it looks like.
Yes. It adds to the entire experience.
How likely are you to remove gluten from your diet?
I'd have to find good restaurants with gluten-free menu items.
I'd definitely try it, but I would ditch it if it wasn't for me.
At a five-star restaurant, you order a medium rare steak and it arrives rare. What do you do?
Send it back and order something else.
Send it back to be cooked correctly.
Eat it anyway and claim it's still good.
Ask to speak with the chef.
If someone is braising something, what are they doing?
Searing it quickly then cooking it slowly
What is the first thing you do when your food arrives at the table?
Checking to see if they got my order right.
Take a picture and post it on social media, with tons of hashtags.
Take a picture for my food blog.
Someone offers you a tuile. Do you eat it?
Maybe. It depends on what it is made of.
Yes, but first I take a picture.
Yes. It goes with the rest of the course.
A new restaurant opens that specializes in charcuterie. What do they specialize in?
You're at the grocery store. What aisle are you in the longest?
What is the best way to prepare pork jowls?
Use a pressure cooker to tenderize them
Would you ever travel more than 1,000 miles just for food?
No. They would probably get it wrong.
You're at an acclaimed restaurant, and you order their signature dish. You find it rather unappealing. What do you do?
Send it back and order something else
Tell my friends that it is pretty good, but not the best I've ever had.
Blog about how terrible it was.
What is "oscar style"?
It comes from the garbage can.
A gross way to prepare food
An entree with asparagus, crab meat, and Bearnaise sauce on top
What are the four mother sauces?
Ketchup, mustard, melted cheese, and relish
Gross, grosser, grossest, and okay
Bechamel, Veloute, Tomato Sauce, and Hollandaise
There are actually five mother sauces: Bechamel, Veloute, Hollandaise, Espagnole, and Sauce Tomat.
What is the secret to making the best fried chicken?
Pat the raw chicken dry before breading it
Flour, egg, breading, egg, breading, hot oil
Which cheese do you want on your Kobe beef burger?
Which fresh herb will you put on your taco?
I don't like fresh herbs.
How many kitchen gadgets do you own?
What kind of pasta are you eating?
Baked Rigatoni with Vodka Sauce
Which of these packaged foods is in your freezer right now?
I don't eat packaged foods.
Which of these is LEAST likely to be in your fridge?
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