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Are you:

~ a gourmet (a connoisseur of good food and drink)?

~ a gourmand (lover of good food and drink)?

~ an epicurean (a person with luxurious tastes in food and drink)?

~ a glutton (a person who eats and drinks excessively)?

~ a picky eater (a person who is extremely choosy with likes and dislikes of food)?

~ or how would you describe your association with food (and drink)?


Lucky

"I have always had an aversion to the concepts of in style and out of style." ~Rose Tarlow

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When I was a kid, I ate to live (I was VERY skinny). I can't say that I now live to eat, but I do enjoy good food. I guess that makes me a gourmet.
 
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Probably more a gourmand than a gourmet - though I do have a discriminating palate too.

And I have cooked - and can cook - and have learned how to cook - many of the best dishes of several different national cuisines. But I rarely make the effort any more - because of cost, our diminished capacity, and simple dishes please us just as well.

But when I go out to eat, then I try to indulge myself with the dishes I am no longer cooking at home.


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Probably a combo of 1,2,3. Just depends on circumstances... Wink
 
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I'm a foodie!

Martha
 
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Picky eater!
 
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I am a gourmand.



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Originally posted by Quiltzilla:
Gourmand/glutton Wink
Gluttonous Gourmand
Gluttormand
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Given the right opportunities I would say maybe a half way gourmand. I can appreciate beautifully prepared food, like that I had at a luncheon party a week ago in Ct. Drink, I don't think so as I don't like to drink alcohol very much and do not have a discerning palate say for wine.

I am not a glutton, nor an extremely picky eater, certainly not a gourmet or an epicurean.

Given a different mate I could maybe have been what we now call a foodie, but don't think I could have ever risen to the level of preparing food for a gourmand.
 
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Kind of in there with Martha. It doesn't have to be the Ritz, but I do appreciate and can tell the effort that goes into well prepared food and thought out menus.

On the other hand - I certainly enjoy the hotdogs prepared at the joint up the street or the breakfast bowl at our favorite pancake house.


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I think a gourmand, though at heart I'm just a gluttonous gluten, jk... I think.

I like a lot of foods people won't try... Bull test icle, lamb brains, cow stomach, goat, things like that. I love caviar but that's not unusual. But I also love a good hamburger or a straight up plate of rice and beans with a good spicy hot salsa... I'll eat anything if it's good.
 
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Though I did see somewhere where they gouged out the eyes of a pig and served them up... that would probably be a limitation for me.
 
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I appreciate good food, but I am not into fancy food or food snobbery. I like simple, well prepared food that is easy to serve. I tend to like more humble fare that is earthy, like soups and bean dishes, and vegetable things, fruity desserts. I like fish and meats, but eat them less regularly than other things. I like to cook, but I don't like to spend all day at it. Simple and quick and fresh appeal to me.
 
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I'm definately a picky eater, largely because of food allergies that I've developed. And definately not adventerous!
 
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I'm a foodie! Martha


Thanks for that designation! I had forgotten that word.

I'm a foodie (defined as a person having an enthusiastic interest in good food), also a gourmand, an occasional gourmet, and sometimes a picky eater as won't eat anything *really* weird as Spanish Revival lists. I just love good food well made with fresh, organic ingredients.


Lucky

"I have always had an aversion to the concepts of in style and out of style." ~Rose Tarlow

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Originally posted by cocok:
I appreciate good food, but I am not into fancy food or food snobbery. I like simple, well prepared food that is easy to serve. I tend to like more humble fare that is earthy, like soups and bean dishes, and vegetable things, fruity desserts. I like fish and meats, but eat them less regularly than other things. I like to cook, but I don't like to spend all day at it. Simple and quick and fresh appeal to me.


Leave out the fish and that is pretty much me. More like farm fare, nothing fancy but more like rib sticking! Meals that give enough energy to do hard, physical work all day!


"The soil is the source of life, creativity, culture and real independence." David Ben-Gurion
 
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My father claims me to be epicurean, my immediate family refers to me as a gourmet and I consider myself a gourmand. Hope that's not to snobbish. As I read through all the posts...I too am a foodie.
 
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