Thursday, April 23, 2009

How to Know You're a Foodie!


The "You Know You're a Foodie When" answers were fun to read, and I could relate to all of them. Initially I thought I would paraphrase, or combine answers, but you guys said it the best yourself. Here are all the ways you know you're a foodie!

You Know You're a Foodie When...

you daydream about ways to soften butter quickly in a pinch.

when you have a cookbook stashed in your car at all times for that hour long children's baseball practice, or for the wait at the doctors office...

when you're excited by your grocery store's produce section!

When I cook up something for my blog I make a display plate for my husband and he cannot touch it until I photograph it first. He takes one look at his plate and says, "Oh, this must be for your blog!". I drive him nuts! I tell him one day I will be rich and famous for my fabulous recipes! He just laughs! :0)

When i look at my bookshelf and notice that my cook books outnumber my regular fun reading books. Sad...very sad.... but I love it! :O)

you make your family wait for dinner so you can photograph it first LOL.

you lie in bed at night thinking of what you're going to eat and/or make the next day. And the day after that.

when you read cookbooks in bed and love cooking reality shows.

when you feel like "creating" in the kitchen is therapy!

When you recall a holiday by the restaurants you visited, remember the dishes you ate and try to re-create them at home :o)

...when you go to the library (or bookmobile) every week to check out new and old cookbooks.

Read cookbooks instead of novels!!!

When you haunt used bookstores for cookbooks, find a new ingredient and dream up ways to use it and in my case - I put food in every play I write! (and sometimes even recipes) I don't know if I am turning out young actors or young chefs.

when you read a cookbook like a novel!

When you are copying a recipe from a magazine you haven't seen while waiting at the Dr's office.

When a new supermarket opens in your area and the possibilities get you so excited!

When you read a cookbook cover to cover...the first time.

Foodies are always thinking about their next meal!

when you go to bed and dream of food blogging. I dream of food blogging, not the man of my dreams, cuz he's lying next to me, but rather dreaming of what I can make to blog about.

when you never have the same meal twice in several, several months!!!

when the first thing you do when going into a store is to see if they have a "kitchen" department & if they do it's the first place you check out for new stuff. :)

when you love to throw (or attend, in my case) dinner parties!

When you spend hours searching amazing food blogs like all of yours!


Thanks everyone who contributed, this was fun! It is amazing how uniting food really can be! Keep on cooking and baking!

19 comments:

Jaime and Jen DISH said...

I love phrase #5 because there is always that plate that outshines the others...the plate that must get it's picture taken.

Awesome thread!!

I needed a great laugh. You provided.

Jenifer

Jenn said...

I can account for for about 85% on that list. It's great to be a foodie!!

Rebekah said...

these were awesome!

Melanie said...

Ha! Very funny. Sadly (or maybe I should take pride in it!) I can relate to all of them!

girlichef said...

Yes! Love it...and yup, I can relate...to almost all of them.

Gina said...

I love it!!! I can add that you know you are a foodie when you go to markets to walk around and look at all the produce, baked goods and meat/fish counter for date night with your husband. (yes it is sad but true)!

Gina from Eat at Bett's

teresa said...

That's awesome Gina, my hubby and I love to roam around Williams Sonoma and dream...

the ungourmet said...

I loved the one that said, "You are always thinking about your next meal." These are all so great! Thanks for posting mine!

Happy Eating!

Kristen said...

Thanks for posting all of those on here - so fun to read, and so much to relate too, I'm glad to have found the foodie community at last - I know I'm not crazy, or at least not the only food-crazy one!

Donna-FFW said...

This was so fun teresa. Nice to read and know we are not alone..

MaryBeth said...

Not only do we make our family wait for the food to pictured but we also make our dinner guest wait. LOL. We fall into many of these listing!!

Elyse said...

What a fabulous compilation! I can totally relate to the list; I love it!

Jamie said...

He he! These are all me!

Sara said...

These were great! I'm guilty of most :)

Crystal Lampe said...

My hubby just loves the words...

NO WAIT! I have to take a picture before you eat that.

Loved these!

Emaline said...

Cute Cute! How true is this! I especially loved the comment about the "husband plate!" This is SOOOOOO true at my house!

Pam said...

Love the answers and really love the picture.

Maria said...

Fun post!

Ingrid said...

They are all so true!

Now I'm on to check out that cheesecake!
~ingrid