What Does Your Dad's Favorite Food Say About Him?

By: Zoe Samuel

What Does Your Dad's Favorite Food Say About Him?
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About This Quiz

Everyone's dad is different, but whatever your dad is about, he probably loves to eat - and he probably loves to do it a certain way. What does your pop's favorite food tell us about him? Find out with this quiz!
How does your dad like to party?
Games night with his buddies
Dinner at a fancy restaurant
Date night with Mom
He hosts the neighborhood block party and it's a baller BBQ

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Is your dad a health nut?
Not as much as he should
Mostly
Absolutely
Not at all

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Does your dad have a food calendar?
He has great staples, and he varies around them often
No, he travels too much
He knows what he's eating 25 years from now
He has his go-tos but he's not afraid to branch out if pushed

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Is he trying to lose weight?
Yes, with varying success
Yes and he's doing it
No, he doesn't need to - but he is trying to avoid gaining any ever
No, but he should

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What's his ideal breakfast?
Fried egg
Coffee, toast, juice, and a soft boiled egg
Yogurt with fiber cereal in it, grapefruit, tea
Pancakes!

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If you were cooking for him, would he meddle?
Yes but that's just how we roll
Yes, even though he's got no idea
No, even though he wants to. If it's my turn, then it's my turn.
No, he'd go watch TV!

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Does your dad suffer from an ulcer?
No, but he does get heartburn
Yes, but it's well in hand
Nope
If he doesn't, it's by the grace of God, that's for sure.

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What cuisine does your dad love best?
Italian
French
He just likes whatever he's familiar with
American

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What drink does he like with his meal?
Most nights water, but some nights it's cocktail hour and we mix it up.
Wine
Water
Beer

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What won't he eat, even if he's hungry?
Food he knows he doesn't like. But he'll try anything.
Junk food
Anything that's not in his meal plan
Weirdo things like tripe or snails

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Dining out, does your dad like family style?
That's his favorite!
No, that's for proles
If we planned it. Just don't spring it on him.
Sure, occasionally

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Is your dad a wine snob?
No, he's easy - but he secretly knows what's what.
He invented wine snobbery.
He has a few wines he likes and he doesn't care whether they're officially "good" or not, they're just what he likes.
Nah, he doesn't care. He's a beer guy anyway.

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Will your dad eat cheap red meat, or is he a meat snob?
He will if that's what's there, but he knows his cuts.
He wouldn't even consider it.
No, he doesn't eat red meat often as a result, which is OK by him.
He doesn't care.

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Will he have seconds if it's really yummy, even if he's not hungry?
Once in a while
Probably not, since others might be kept waiting
No
Definitely

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Does your dad do dessert?
If it's there, but he doesn't miss it if not.
He likes lemon cake.
He has dessert in very small portions, because denying yourself all the time is a good way to fall off the wagon.
Someone give that man an ice cream!

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Does your dad like the finer things in life?
Occasionally, sure
Of course
Yes, but not when it comes to food. He'd rather see a show.
No, he has no time for that fancy stuff.

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What's your dad's ideal dining situation?
Family style
Silver service
Family dinner
Barbecue with paper plates and hats, the works

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Was your dad poor growing up?
No, he was solid middle class.
No. He has always been affluent.
Yes, and he is very thrifty with food as a result.
Yes, which is why he likes to splurge.

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Does your dad have high blood pressure?
Sometimes, then he goes on a health kick and gets control for a while.
A little but he's on the pills.
No, it's perfect.
Yes, it scares me.

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Does your dad love a hearty pasta?
Who doesn't?
He likes a heartless pasta. One of those skinny ones you get at Cipriani's.
Only on Tuesdays.
Yes, as long as there's meat.

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If you asked your dad to julienne a pepper, what would that mean to him?
He would know you wanted him to julienne a pepper.
He would ask his cook to julienne a pepper.
He would produce a variety of Tupperwares containing veg he has already prepared just so.
He'd think that was some fancy French thing.

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Does he watch cooking shows?
Yes, and then he tries to copy them, with varying results.
He does, but only to tell his chef ideas.
Only the sensible ones about cooking to a budget.
He watches that one about meat. And, hot-dog eating contests.

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Does he expect women to cook for him?
No, they split it.
Yes, whether his wife or staff.
Yes, when it's not his turn.
Yes, until summer when the grill comes out and magically he decides he's a pro.

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Does he clean up after he cooks?
He tries, God bless him.
His housekeeper comes in to do it.
Yes, of course
No

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How does he like his potatoes?
As fries
Dauphinoise
Roasted just the way he likes it
Baked

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Does your dad buy the groceries, or leave it to your mom?
He does it sometimes
They have staff for that
He always does it
He does meat, she does the rest

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What does he spend on food?
Not too much, as he can get creative if funds are tight
So much money, you could live on it
A modest, consistent sum
A sensible amount with the occasional splurge

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Does your dad drink enough water?
Mostly he does
Yes, in the form of Beaujolais
Of course
No

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Is your dad a neat eater?
No, but who cares?
Yes, but mainly because he has staff.
Oh, yes!
No, it's kind of bad really.

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How's your dad's dining etiquette?
Mostly OK
Immaculate
Very good
Not great

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