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  1. Participate in Food Preference Study!

    McGill University 's Laboratory for Natural and Simulated Cognition is conducting a research project on how people make food choices. The purpose of the study is to better understand the determinants of such choices.

    It is an on-line study and will only take a few minutes of your time. Your participation would be greatly appreciated!

    Note: this is the second phase of the study; even if you participated before, you are still welcome to do it again!

    To participate, follow this link: http://lnsclab.org/FoodPref

    4 Replies
    1. re: lnsclnsc

      I bailed at the first page because there was no choice of "none of these".

      1. re: lnsclnsc

        Really, what's with the timer. I don't purchase items based only on the nutritional data.

        1. re: lnsclnsc

          I tried to answer all of the questions. When I got to the questions about height and weight it kept dismissing my answers. I could not go further.

          1. re: lnsclnsc

            I quit also - I don't like yogurt.

          2. I'm interested in collecting some feedback about how people order food and if they do. I've created a quick 3 minutes survey using Google Docs, hopefully you all won't mind helping me out :)


            3 Replies
            1. re: shenellq

              Just a caution to folks. If you provide your contact info on p.1 of this poster's survey it is publicly available if someone clicks on the button to see prior responses. What ever info you provide (eg. name/ph#'s) are all visible to anyone who completes the survey.

              1. re: Breadcrumbs

                Thanks for the heads up, I'll make the adjustment to protect responders.

                1. re: Breadcrumbs

                  I've removed that option, so users can no longer see the reply from previous survey takers. Thanks again for pointing that out.

              2. When trying a new recipe, do you get frustrated by having to reference the recipe multiple times while you’re preparing the meal? Either the pages on the cookbook keep turning or you have to unlock your mobile device? Who wants to dirty up their expensive devices with those chef hands?

                We are working to develop a hands-free cooking applicaiton for the Google Glass platform and would appreciate your thoughts in this 3 minute survey. Thank you and happy cooking!!


                1. Foodies needed in Sicily for street food TV series

                  Hi all,

                  I'm writing from a British television production company. In May we'll be in Palermo filming an episode of a new street food TV series. Our presenter is looking for local foodies - bloggers, food writers, chefs etc to potentially appear on camera with him, giving him some tips and showing him some of their favourite places. If you would be interested in getting involved I'd love to hear from you.

                  Thanks very much in advance!


                  1. Hi,

                    I am currently doing a Master of Arts (eLearning) and doing a subject on Interaction Design looking at home cook audiences.

                    I am looking to find data via a short 10 question survey which looks at the media habits of home cook enthusiasts - ie the TV shows they watch, cooking apps they may use of online sites such as 'Chow'

                    Link to survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/SY5K5XC


                    1. Casting for a new Reality Series!
                      We are looking for a restaurant opening in late May or early June that would like to be featured in the pilot episode of a new reality TV series for a national US network.

                      Are you located in one of the following cities? Denver, Austin, Portland, Savannah, Chicago? (Will consider others as well.) Lot's of perks - we will help you finish designing your space, hire and train staff, refine your menu and wine list, plan and market your opening - we need you and your restaurant for 7 days to shoot and give you ALL the help you need to ROCK your opening!

                      WHY OPEN TO FAILURE? Let our team of proven professionals give you a hand....

                      Please leave your contact information at casting2014@triconfilms.com

                      1. Hi Chow folks,

                        I am a freelance writer and researcher (Parents, Town & Country, etc.) working on a piece about raising foodies. Is anyone out there interested in connecting? I am particularly interested in finding the balance between inviting kids into the love of food and making kids anxious about food. Success and other kinds of stories welcome! Confidentially, of course. Phone or email. Please feel free to get started by emailing me at Bethanysaltman@gmail.com

                        3 Replies
                        1. re: Bsaltman

                          You'll need to provide some contact details - perhaps putting your email into a post or your profile.

                          1. re: Harters

                            Thank you, Harters! That info was cut off. It is there now.


                          2. re: Bsaltman

                            We agree totally in the fact children should be taught to cook!

                            "When you know how to cook you'll never be hungry for food will always find you"

                          3. Hey! I am looking for healthy, ethnic family recipes to be profiled in an e-cookbook. Specifically, I want recipes from home cooks that have roots from their birth country; also that they use spices or herbs (or both). Looking to also interview participants about their recipes. Deadline is May 14 and email is andrea_lynn27@yahoo.com. Thank you!

                            2 Replies
                            1. re: AndreaLynn

                              I think you need to state your definition of "healthy" since there's quite a lot of difference of opinion about it.

                              1. re: AndreaLynn

                                Interesting how, when deadlines loom large, folk turn to the internet to find other folk to help them out.

                              2. Food Survey - Making the kitchen more social
                                Hello guys, I'm an Interaction Design student from Domus Academy. I'm doing my final project on improving our interactions in the kitchen. I have created a survey to understand better how people behave and interact with their kitchens.
                                It would be really cool if you guys could fill out the survey, won't take longer than 5 minutes. Your views will help me understand the context better and come up with a better design for my project.
                                Thank you so much, you can find the link here - https://prateek-solanki.typeform.com/...

                                1. I'm in. After 40 +/- years in house wears sales and teaching some cooking classes I think I'd be a good candidate.

                                  1. Calling All NYC Dinner Lovers!!

                                    Hey Guys, I'm currently looking for some local cooks to feature on a new blog I'm creating about the vast cultures and foods in NYC neighborhoods!

                                    I'm really looking for some ordinary people of any age, race, or creed who love to cook and have a story to tell about their background & culture. If this sounds like you, give me a shout at niomi@bookalokal.com!

                                    1. DC, Maryland & Virginia Foodies,

                                      Please take a quick 10 question survey on delivery dinner kits for my graduate course at Georgetown University. Many thanks!

                                      Survey link is here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7RVS9CH

                                      1. Hi, I am student and I want to design a new set of kitchen utensils. I was wondering which material people prefer during cooking and though I ask it here. If you want to help, you can help greatly by filling this form (or post it here). Any other tips are appreciated!

                                        Thanks :)


                                        1. What makes you a foodie? Participate in research involving new restaurant opening

                                          Hi all,
                                          I am conducting research on the DC food scene for a project concerning a new restaurant in Penn Quarter. You all have great opinions, and I would love to learn as much as I can from you.

                                          Anyone who's interested in helping a graduate student at Georgetown in partnership with one of DC's most beloved food companies, please complete this brief 2 part questionnaire.

                                          part 1 https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7F7KZYX
                                          part 2 https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/WJ2YKDD

                                          I would greatly appreciate it. And any feedback you have regarding the survey itself is most welcome.

                                          1 Reply
                                          1. re: tieradc

                                            I don't live in the DC area, so I won't be filling out your questionnaires. But as a former market research professional with many years of both quantitative and qualitative research experience, I can tell you that your questionnaires are not well designed. Many of the questions would yield more useful results with answer categories and quantifiable rating/ranking categories rather than open ended (Q. 4 "Deep Dive"). Some questions have bias built-in bias (Q.9 - "Are you a foodie"). Some are too broad (Q. 4 "DC Foodie").

                                            In my experience, Survey Monkey is most useful with closed-ended questions that yield quantifiable results. Also, are demographics not at all important to you? At the very least, age and gender ought to be included. Income categories are not out of the question, either. Respondents have the right to answer or skip questions as they see fit.

                                          2. Casting food entrepreneurs in Copenhagen, Prague, Krakow, Budapest and Vienna!

                                            Hi, Chowhounds. I’m a young American filmmaker creating a documentary project about international food entrepreneurs, titled 'TASTE.'

                                            Rather, than food being the main focus of this documentary project, TASTE features the PEOPLE behind our meals (food entrepreneurs) and their STORIES. TASTE is less about 'famous' chefs and more about real, honest stories of the people who make our food. Last year, I scraped into the bottom of my life savings to tell the stories of international food entrepreneurs in Asia. The journey continues. Do you know a food entrepreneur who has a story to share with the camera?

                                            The most important criteria I'm looking for is a food entrepreneur who can be charismatic and passionate in front of the camera. (See attached picture and/or this weblink: http://kevinlonga.com/blog/?p=2299


                                            The food entrepreneur MUST:
                                            - be outgoing (have an interesting personality),
                                            - speak English,
                                            - and be comfortable speaking in front of the camera.

                                            Please respond to this post or email tastewithkevin@gmail.com if you’d like to nominate a food business in Copenhagen, Prague, Krakow, Budapest and/or Vienna to be featured on TASTE. I accept submissions directly from food entrepreneurs and their friends/customers. Thank you, Chowhounds!


                                            1. Hi all,

                                              I've recently started hosting a 15 minute Food Chat, broadcast live for my newspaper company based in Connecticut.

                                              See http://www.hanradio.com for the main page. The show can also be heard on 16 newspaper sites.

                                              We usually broadcast on Fridays, but are doing it this Thursday, July 3, because of the holiday.

                                              I'm thinking for the July 3 show it might be fun to discuss side dishes for Fourth of July cookouts. The time of the show will be sometime between 1 and 2 p.m. (flexible to fit into your schedule), and we'll do it over the phone.

                                              This would be a great way for Chowhounders to communicate. Home cooks and pros are welcome. I'd love to book guests for future shows as well. Don't be shy.

                                              If interested, please email me ASAP at: pgay@thewestonforum.com


                                              2 Replies
                                              1. re: TrishUntrapped

                                                Is anyone reading this thread? Hope so.

                                                1. re: TrishUntrapped

                                                  Would really live to chat with a fellow hound (via telephone) on Food Chat tomorrow about Fourth of July dishes. Time is 1:30 EST until 1:45.

                                                  If you'd like to be my guest, I'd love to have you.

                                                  Write me ASAP at pgay@thewestonforum.com.

                                                  Much thanks!

                                              2. Gonna try casting my net one more time.

                                                I'm a longtime CH'er and journalist, and now I am hosting a new Food Chat radio webcast show, which airs live on Fridays on 16 newspaper websites in Connecticut/New York.

                                                The show runs for 15 minutes and airs around 1:30 to 1:45 p.m., EST each Friday. Check it out and listen at http://www.thewestonforum.com/

                                                I would love to interview some of my fellow hounds on the show. There are so many posts on so many interesting topics on here, so let's chat about them.

                                                If you are available to appear (by phone) on an upcoming Food Chat show, send me an email at pgay@the westonforum.com and we'll set things up.

                                                Look forward to hearing from you!


                                                2 Replies
                                                1. re: TrishUntrapped

                                                  You might want to try posting this on the Food Media board. Good luck!

                                                  1. re: CindyJ

                                                    No. This is the correct thread - see the OP re journalist requests.

                                                2. Casual Restaurant Analysis - Denver

                                                  Calling all foodies!

                                                  Please take the following survey to help us determine what you like(or don't like) in the casual restaurant industry for our IT Strategy class @ DU.

                                                  Thank you.


                                                  2 Replies
                                                  1. re: Kanch

                                                    MUST a survey participant live in/frequent Denver?

                                                    1. re: Kris in Beijing

                                                      No. We are doing a survey on the casual restaurant industry as a part of our IT Strategy class.

                                                      Only one question is related to Denver.

                                                      Thanks for your interest.