Can We Guess the Decade You Were Born by Your Taste in These Foods?

Zoe Samuel

How often do you go food shopping?

How often do you eat out?

How often do you order in?

How often do you get take-out?

What's your vegetable of choice?

What's your go-to sandwich?

What soup is your preference?

What fried deliciousness is your bag?

What cuisine is your downfall?

What sweet dessert can't you resist?

If all food had to taste like one of the following, which would it be?

What's your favorite thing for a regular breakfast?

What's your brunch of choice?

What do you drink with brunch?

What caffeinated beverage is your go-to?

What's your after-work drink?

What do you eat at a sporting event?

What do you drink at a sporting event?

What would you serve as a main course for a fancy party?

What would you serve as a starter for said fancy party?

What would the dessert be at this fancy party?

What would you serve at a July 4th barbecue?

What do you mix into tuna salad?

How do you like your yogurt?

How do you like your pizza?

What kind of lo mein do you like best?

What salad dressing is just right?

What condiment do you absolutely detest?

What food or drink smell makes you feel sick?

What seafood floats your boat?

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About This Quiz

As noted by the workhouse boys in the musical "Oliver!," food is pretty darn glorious. Sure, it keeps you alive, giving your body the fuel it needs to break down to turn into energy to keep you breathing, moving, and generally living your best life. However, food is so much more than that. 

It's a social event, a way of bonding with others and expressing your care and love for them by sharing your food with them through time-honored ritual. It's a tradition, where recipes are passed down through families, and everyone has their own culture's idea of when meals should take place and what they should include. It's a status symbol, where eating rare or expensive treats can make a person seem frightfully fancy.

All of these elements of our diets change with fashion and what's available to us. We're fortunate to live in a time of plenty, and while many of us tragically may experience hunger in our lives, most of us have no idea what it's like to experience true famine. That means we share the great privilege of being able to really think about our food and to get creative with it - and it means we get to have favorites. 

Of course, what those are is highly influenced by what was in style when we came of age. So tell us about your idea of a good meal, and we'll figure out just when that was!

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