Sunday, March 22, 2009

I'm Innovative. And You Are...?

I have a weakness for short personality quizzes (and no patience for longer ones). The New York Times Well Blog recently ran one such quiz to assess your cooking personality. The categories are:

a) Giving: Friendly, well-liked and enthusiastic, giving cooks seldom experiment, love baking and like to serve tried-and-true family favorites, although that sometimes means serving less healthful foods.

b) Methodical: Talented cooks who rely heavily on recipes. The methodical cook has refined tastes and manners. Their creations always look exactly like the picture in the cookbook.

c) Healthy: Optimistic, book-loving, nature enthusiasts, healthy cooks experiment with fish, fresh produce and herbs. Health comes first, even if it means sometimes sacrificing taste.

d) Competitive: The Iron Chef of the neighborhood, competitive cooks have dominant personalities and are intense perfectionists who love to impress their guests.

e) Innovative: Creative and trend-setting, innovative cooks seldom use recipes and like to experiment with ingredients, cuisine styles and cooking methods.

I consider myself a Healthy cook, but that didn't register as highly in my results since I refuse to sacrifice taste. Taste should not be sacrificed in cooking. Ever.

Take the quiz here. And if you're inclined, post your results in the Comments section.


Unknown said...

Actually, I am not surprised at all! I am pretty sure that will be my result as well! But I'll take the quiz anyway.

Unknown said...

Surprise, surprise! I came out healthy!

Katie Fairbank said...

I was 4 Innovative to 3 Healthy - just couldn't pick one answer to most of the questions. But I really didn't like the bit about sacrificing taste. you're one of the best, healthiest cooks I know. cutting out unhealthy fats and ingredients doesn't mean sacrificing - i wish the quiz had not contributed to that thinking.

Unknown said...

I think with only 5 questions, the quiz left a lot of information out. Could have been more thorough. Maybe we make our own?

Mike S. said...

Apparently, I'm a BBADD cook. Methodically competitive?