Friday, 09 December 2016

Top ten signs you're a foodie

If you have ever used the terms amuse, bouche, cassolette or petit fours without sweating, own a sauté pan and snap 45 pictures of food a week then congratulations... you're officially a foodie! Recent research into the habits of 2,000 people examined the differences between those who claim to be foodies against non-foodie types and revealed the signs that you're foodie obsessed.

Being a foodie will cost you in both time and money- the average food lover spends up to 51 percent more per week on their groceries. Foodies spend 15 hours and 30 minutes a week obsessing over food- which equated to 34 solid days a year.

Other signs you're well on your way to foodie status include knowing the true meaning of mise en place, gastropod or macerate – as well as owning a sauté pan, blowtorch, or a meat grinder. People who love their food will cook from scratch on average eight times a week. In addition, they are likely to eat at least six times a week.
Culinary shows and food blogs also serve as a platform for inspiration – food lovers watch three different culinary shows and read one food blog each week. In all, foodies are confidently able to create 10 different meals from scratch and from memory alone.

Food lovers spend over 15 hours and 30 minutes of every week thinking about food alone, about seven hours more than the average person. Knowing what country your ingredients come from is essential according to 65 percent of the foodies surveyed.

More than half of foodie's purchases specific tools and cookware pieces to make a specific dish – 71 percent say using the correct cooking utensils or vessels is just as important as the meal itself.

TOP SIGNS YOU'RE A FOODIE
  1. You frequently try out new things
  2. You think cooking is an art
  3. You're always planning your next meal
  4. You constantly recommend dishes and restaurants to friends/family/colleagues
  5. Most of your ingredients are fresh
  6. You have an opinion about everything you eat
  7. You travel to eat You can tell the difference between mozzarella and cheddar cheese
  8. Eating helps you relax
  9. Take photos of food while cooking
  10. Most of your photos include some kind of food
  11. You have your favorite eateries saved in your contact lists
  12. You go to the market at least three times a week
  13. You rarely/never use pre-packaged meals
  14. You rarely/never use canned food
  15. You judge people based on their food preferences
  16. You eat raw material while cooking
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