What Kind of Cook Are You?

FOOD & DRINK

Ian Fortey

5 Min Quiz

If you're making something Italian for dinner, which of these seasonings are you most likely to be using?

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For how many people are you usually cooking?

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Do you have any formal culinary training?

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Did you cook with your parents when you were young?

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Have you ever hosted a dinner party?

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What style of cuisine do you most enjoy making?

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When you're cooking, do you think your stress levels go up or down?

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Have you ever completely ruined dinner?

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If we asked your friends or family what your specialty was, would they have a quick answer?

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When was the last time you made homemade soup?

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How would you describe your palate?

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What would you say is your least favorite part of cooking?

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When you're cooking, do you think about adding something acidic to balance the sweetness of your creations?

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Can you bake?

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During the holidays, are you making a big meal for the entire family?

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Would you be comfortable using cumin, ginger and turmeric together in a dish?

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Who do you think is the best chef on the Food Network?

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Does it make you happy to watch someone eat a meal you've cooked?

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Do you need to be in control of everything in the kitchen?

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Can you tell us your thoughts on spicy food?

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Do you ever use a pressure cooker?

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What would you do with sage?

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Do you lean towards more sweet or savory dishes in your cooking?

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How creative are you?

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What would you cook for breakfast tomorrow if you had access to any ingredients you wanted?

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How many meals do you cook in a week?

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Do you think food is a good way to express your feelings?

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Have you ever felt totally burnt out on the idea of cooking?

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Is cooking fun?

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Which international cuisine is the most appealing to you?

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About This Quiz

Some of us eat to live, and others live to eat. There's just something about preparing food that, if you develop a flair for it, really adds a whole new level of fulfillment to consuming it, whether it's eating it yourself or watching others enjoy what you created. It's hard not to feel good when you see someone eating a meal you've prepared and put hard work into. Of course, it's even better when people show appreciation for it and, all things being equal, better still if you managed to do it without stressing yourself out and taking all day to get it done. And that is very much dependent on your cooking style.

Maybe your cooking prowess could shame Gordon Ramsay, or perhaps your specialty is Ramen noodles and toast. As long as you're making food, you are a cook, though, and it never hurts to keep your skills sharp through practice. So what kind of cook are you? Do you express love through the food you cook? Are you a chef-in-training, or are you just getting by? Grab some mitts and see if this quiz is ready to come out of the oven

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