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Like to Eat? By Irene Marshall and Kaylie Carafelli

There is a difference between eating and actually dining. Taking a moment to savor food and discerning every ingredient are just a couple of the simple pleasures in dining. However, some non-foodies simply consume food as a routine, completely satisfied with a frozen meal. We’ve created a list of qualities so you can decide if you’re a “foodie” or a “non-foodie.”



• You appreciate the quality of your food.

• Cost and convenience are factors in deciding what to eat.

• You appreciate authentic regional cuisine.

• Fast food is satisfying to you.

• You order takeout from a restaurant.

• You order takeout in a drive-through.

• You appreciate homemade food and enjoy cooking.

• You do not enjoy cooking and rarely cook at home.

• You notice imported ingredients.

• You notice the food wrapping.

• You appreciate organic, fresh ingredients.

• You eat mindlessly, with no regard to ingredients or nutrition.

• You would choose food over ambiance.

• You value convenience over quality.

• You appreciate the presentation and attention to detail.

• You are notorious for drenching your food in sauce,

• You order food without substitutions, trusting the chef’s palette. • You are excited to try new, exotic cuisines and go on food adventures. • You read restaurant reviews and are always looking for restaurant recommendations. • You have opinions about your food and often find them come up in conversation. • You dine.


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like ketchup. • You make substitutions to your entrées when dining out. • You find unfamiliar tastes undesirable and are not willing to try new cuisines. • You repetitively visit restaurants at which you’ve had a mediocre experience. • You believe food should be kept simple and is just fuel for the body. • You eat.

Profile for Calabasas Style

March/April 2019  

March/April 2019