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What City Should You Eat Your Way Through?

croissants france

Do you like to eat local food when you travel? It’s one of my favorite things about going on vacation, and I love to try some new dishes each time I visit a place. Some cities have such amazing food that they would be worth visiting just for the dining alone :)

Ready for a foodie adventure? My latest quiz is all about food and travel: What City Should You Eat Your Way Through? Let me know what you get on this one!

Discussion: What city would you like to visit just for the food?

What Flavor Potato Chips Are You?

onion chip

Do you like potato chips? I love them… probably too much! If I don’t check myself, I will eat them for every meal :)

My potato chip obsession led to my latest quiz: What Flavor Potato Chips Are You? I’m curious to know what you get and what you think of your result! Do you think there are potato chip eating personalities?

Discussion question: Do you like potato chips? If so, what kind and flavor?

What After School Snack Are You?

plate of cookies

Did you used to like after school snacks? My goodness – they were my favorite part of the school day. I ate almost everything and anything I could after school. I wish I could still eat like I did as a kid :)

What after school snack best fits your personality? Take my quiz to find out: What After School Snack Are You? Let me know what you got and if it’s something you would actually have eaten!

Discussion question: What was your favorite after school snack growing up?

Are You a Super Taster?

woman eating food

Do you ever feel like you taste differently than most people? I don’t think I do, but I have definitely cooked for others with super strong taste buds :) I find the idea of super tasters fascinating, and I think that the way we taste may describe culinary differences.

To find out if you’re a super taster, take my latest quiz: Are You a Super Taster? Let me know what you get and if it’s true for you. I read that about 35% of women and 15% of men are super tasters :)

Discussion question: What food has too strong of a taste for you?

New Quiz: What Kind of Food Cart Are You?

four food carts

Which food cart should you go to? Take my latest quiz to find out!

Do you like eating at food carts? I think they can be fun. Some of they are really good, and I like that the low overhead for them makes them very creative at times. My city has a lot of food trucks and food carts, and I’ve really enjoyed sampling them over the years. I’m lucky enough to have a breakfast food truck near me, as well as taco, donut, and sandwich carts nearby. Closer to down town, there are all sorts of interesting food carts and trucks – including one devoted to just guacamole. (So crazy!)

My favorite way to go to food trucks and carts is to find a bunch close to each other. That way everyone can eat whatever they want, and you can even sample a little something from each one. I first saw this in dense cities like New York and DC, but now even in Austin you can find a food trailer park full of different food stalls, trucks, and carts. These are super fun places that often include free live music, movies, and fresh farm produce.

The sheer fun of summer food carts inspired my latest quiz:  What Kind of Food Cart Are You?  (food truck quiz to come, I’m sure!) Let me know what you get on this one below, and let me know if you enjoy food carts in general.

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on What Kind of Food Cart Are You? Is it true for you?
  2. Have you ever eaten at a food cart? What sort of things have you eaten from them?
  3. What’s your favorite dining out experience? Family restaurant? Chain restaurant? High end? Take out? Food truck / cart?
  4. Take What Comfort Food Are You? What do you think of your result?

New Quiz: The Mediterranean Food Test

various mediterranean foods

Which of these mediterranean foods do you like best?

Do you like mediterranean food? I am a huge fan of this region’s cuisine! I could probably easily eat my weight in hummus alone, and I love how fresh and healthy so many mediterranean options are. It’s one of my go to cuisines on a warm summer day… Give me a few kabobs, rice / couscous, salads, veggies, dips, whatever! I don’t know if eating this way makes you healthier or not (some studies say yes!), but I hope it does. I could eat this way forever.

My absolute favorite mediterranean food is falafel, but not just any kind… European street style. Those of you who have spent time in Europe know exactly what I mean. Lucky for me, there are is an Amsterdam falafel restaurant right down the street from me here in Austin. I know I’m very spoiled ;-)

When I saw the above image of amazing mediterranean foods, I knew I had to write a quiz about it… even if there was no falafel. (Falafel quiz to come, I’m sure!) I hope it makes you as hungry as it made me: The Mediterranean Food Test Comment below and let me know what you get :-)

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on The Mediterranean Food Test? Is it true for you?
  2. Do you like mediterranean food? What kinds? Is it something you go out for… or do you know how to cook it at home?
  3. If you could visit anywhere in the mediterranean, where would you choose to go?  (Let’s say this includes southern France, Spain, Italy, Croatia, Montenegro, Albania, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Israel, Lebanon, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco. Whew!)
  4. Eggplant is a big part of mediterranean cuisine but a divisive vegetable for many in the United States. Do you like eggplant?
  5. Take The Italian Food Test What do you think of your result?

New Quiz: What Does Your Favorite Junk Food Say About You?

slice of peperoni pizza

What does your favorite kind of junk food reveal about you?

Do you like junk food? I’m not even going to pretend that I don’t. I try to eat healthy food most of the time, but I definitely like to have a bit of junk food too! I think it’s all about balance and moderation. I try not to eat too much junk food (although it’s difficult when I’m stressed), and I try to find healthier alternatives to the junk food I enjoy.

There is a ton of research on junk food and personality psychology, and some of it is pretty persuasive. It does seem like the food you crave is at least partially based on mood and temperament. However, I’ve always found that this research is a bit lacking – as it doesn’t address the most popular types of junk food.

I wanted to put my own spin on junk food psychology, and I think I have with my latest quiz: What Does Your Favorite Junk Food Say About You? This quick quiz will let you know how your personality matches up with your favorite junk food indulgence. Let me know what you get, and what you think about junk food below!

P.S. – As you may have noticed, there’s no Friday Five this week. I’ve decided to use this time and space to release new quizzes instead. Thanks to everyone who entered the Friday Five, and I hope you’ll enjoy the new quizzes I’m realeasing on Fridays :-)

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on What Does Your Favorite Junk Food Say About You? Is it true for you?
  2. What are some of your favorite junk food indulgences?
  3. When are you most likely to eat junk food? How do you incorporate it into a healthy lifestyle?
  4. Take What Comfort Food Are You? What do you think of your result?

New Quiz: What Type of Picnic Are You?

picnic basket on the back of a bicycle

What kind of picnic should you plan for yourself?

Do you love a picnic? I do, and summer is the perfect time for it. I think picnics are fantastic because you can eat whatever you want wherever you want – within reason. So many people will pay a ton of money to sit and eat inside a restaurant with a nice view. And while I understand the appeal of that, why not pack a lunch and take it somewhere amazing?

I think summer is the perfect time to go for a picnic. The weather is obviously beautiful, there are plenty of fun things to do in parks like free concerts, and if you’re lucky, you may be able to cheaply stock up on picnic goodies at your local farmstand or farmers market. All I need is a nice day in the park, some good bread and cheese, a piece of fruit, a blanket, and a good book. If you ask me, that’s bound to be a much better experience than any fancy restaurant can offer.

Have I inspired you with all my picnic talk? I hope so! We could all do with more dining al fresco, myself included. Take my latest quiz to find out what sort of picnic is best for you: What Type of Picnic Are You? And of course, feel free to comment below and let me know what you think of your result!

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on What Type of Picnic Are You? Is it true for you?
  2. Do you like to go on a picnic? Why or why not?
  3. If you could pick your dream picnic spot, where would it be?
  4. If you had all the time and resources to fill your picnic basket with any goodies you’d like, then what would you choose?

New Quiz: What California Pizza Are You?

stack of gourmet pizzas

What Californian style pizza best suits you?

Do you like California style pizza? I have to admit that I’m a huge fan of this type of pizza, but I recently just learned it was called California style. California style pizza came around in the 1980s, and it’s just your regular thin crust pizza topped with all sorts of unique toppings. If you have some cash, you may have tried it at Spago. Or if you’re like the rest of us, maybe at California Pizza Kitchen, Whole Foods, or any trendy bistro type restaurant. I love this type of pizza because it’s a little lighter, often healthier, and very creative!

I swore I was not going to do another pizza quiz because I’ve written so many of them. What’s Your Pizza Personality?What Pizza Topping Are You?What Does Your Pizza Say About You?, and The Pizza Test! (Oh, and one more below!) I thought I had said everything I had to say about the matter, but I guess not. Thanks, California Pizza Kitchen for inspiring one more. And who am I kidding? It won’t be the last.

If you like all things pizza like I do, then you’ll like this slightly wacky quiz: What California Pizza Are You? I definitely wrote it for the foodies in the group, but I don’t think you have to be a foodie to enjoy it. Let me know what you think of your result below.

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on What California Pizza Are You? Is it true for you?
  2. What’s the most unusual pizza topping or combination that you enjoy?
  3. In your opinion, what’s the best city or country for pizza?
  4. Find out what you get on What’s City’s Pizza Are You? Do you get a Californian city or somewhere else?

New Quiz: What Flavor Sorbet Are You?

 

picture of six different sorbets

What flavor sorbet best suits you?

Are you a fan of sorbet? I am. I eat my fair share of ice cream, but I really like sorbet. It’s a lot lighter than ice cream, so I can enjoy more of it. A cup of sorbet is my hard earned treat in the summer… or not so hard earned :-) Growing up, sorbet wasn’t exactly a treat. It tasted a lot like frozen blended fruit. These days, however, I think some amazing sorbets are being made – they are a lot creamier and more delicious than they used to be.

I am lucky to live near an amazing gelato shop that dedicates a lot of time to coming up with interesting sorbet flavors. Come to think of it, a lot of the ice cream shops around me do. In the past few months, I’ve had mango cayenne sorbet, coconut sorbet, avocado sorbet (it was good!), and my favorite, chocolate sorbet. I’m seriously spoiled, especially when I’m able to mix a couple flavors together.

Clearly, my love of sorbet inspired my latest quiz: What Flavor Sorbet Are You? Now that it’s feeling like summer in my neck of the woods, I’ll be enjoying this tasty treat a lot more. Comment below and let me know what you think of your result!

Discussion topics (Comment below and let me know any or all of these):

  1. What do you get on What Flavor Sorbet Are You? Is it true for you?
  2. Do you like sorbet? What flavors?
  3. Are you more of an ice cream, frozen yogurt, or sorbet type?
  4. What treat do you look forward to each summer? It can be a food, drink, or something else.
  5. Want even more sorbet? What do you get on The Sorbet Test? How does it compare to your other result?