One of the things I love most about food and cooking is the world that it opens up. It's the perfect hobby or interest for someone who thrives on diversity and a balance of many different interests. With that in mind, I was quite surprised to read the New York Times' piece: What's Your Cooking Personality?
The post asks five questions with an array of answers, and then labels your personality as either Giving, Methodical, Healthy, Competitive or Innovative. They note that there could be overlap to your answers, but what if you cannot pick a single answer for any of the questions?
As I've always seen it, none of these aspects and habits are mutually exclusive enough to pick just one. I have always merged innovation with classic dishes, step-by-step recipes and more. Vegetables are just as prevalent on my plate as bread, meats and interesting spices. I organize as much as I visit friends, am creative or active. I balance baking with freshness, grilling and ethnic foods. Only the last, which asks how other people describe you, could get a bit closer to personality traits.
So now I turn the idea over to you, Slashfood readers. Are you just one kind of cook? Or, like me, do you find yourself passionate for many flavors and techniques in the kitchen?
[Via New York Times]