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May 3, 2013 01:49 PM

Do people ask you random questions…

about food and dining just because you "love to cook", you "eat out a lot", or because you are a <insert your food loving adjective here"?

I had co worker walk into my office today and say "Hey FX2, you love to eat and cook. My wife and I are planning a vacation and we are thinking about Mexico. What all inclusive places has the best food?" I have never been to Mexico, have never discussed vacations with this guy before and pretty much all of our non business conversations had been about local places for good lunches and afterwork drinks/apps.

What the funniest, oddest or most random question have you heard because you are a 'hound?

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  1. Do people ask you a lot of questions...?

    Sorry, couldn't help myself.

    1. I have 2 observations and 0 actual answers for you.

      I find it incredibly ironic that your post actually answers itself! It's like the self fulfilling prophecy of posts!

      Second, I find it interesting you make your colleagues address you by your Chow handle. ;- )

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      1. re: jrvedivici

        My I-phone calls me "goddess" but that seemed too personal for the office. :)

      2. Many of my favorite experiences have been due to a readiness to speak with total strangers. Usually without a common language.

        I live on a boat. I have taken a variety of ferries in the Med, Baltic and the Channel. So how does this make me an expert on the best cruise lines? And which has the best food? I get this at least twice a year.

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        1. re: INDIANRIVERFL

          Hubs and I lived on our boat off and on. When people found out they would ask me about cruise lines and ports of call. So glad to hear another is being asked that strange question.

          I speak to people with no common language better when I have had a few drinks.

        2. Yeah, happens to me all the time. What I really don't understand, tho, is that for some reason, a lot of my friends think I've jumped on the bacon bandwagon big time. I mean, don't get me wrong, I love bacon way more than is healthy for me. What I don't get, tho, is the relatively new fetish for bacon in everything. Bacon chocolate, bacon bourbon, bacon ice cream. Now, I love me some bacon, AND chocolate, AND bourbon, AND ice cream. Just not all together. So when they come up to me to tell me about the latest bacon abomination, I smile, and try to tell them sweetly that maybe some things are better off separate.

          (Wow...that turned into quite a mini-rant!)

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          1. re: ricepad

            Don't knock it til you've tried it....

            1. re: Dirtywextraolives

              I have. Not impressed. Waste of bacon, chocolate, bourbon, and ice cream.

              OTOH, I *loved* the Bacon Explosion!

              1. re: ricepad

                Bacon in ice cream is a waste. The fat in the bacon is solid and unmelty in my mouth with delicious porkiness.

                Just give me my bacon straight and keep your fingers clear of my mouth. Ditto that for the bourbon.

                1. re: Sal Vanilla

                  I could see eating ice cream, bacon, and bourbon together, though! Might be a pretty nice combo.

            2. re: ricepad

              You're not the only one and I totally agree. I love bacon I just don't need it in everything and I think it stand better on it's own rather than buried in chocolate or pancakes or whatever else someone thought would be good.

            3. I do get a lot of questions from other moms at my kids school who I am also Facebook friends. They see pics of my food online and usually want to know what I'm cooking that night....

              I also get questions in line at the store, as in what do you do with that/those for certain items they see on the belt. I welcome any and all questions, as I feel flattered they even care.....

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              1. re: Dirtywextraolives

                My checker saw me buying 2 tins of anchovies and asked how I use them. I told her about umami. I described smashing 2 fillets into the dressing for my tortellini salad recently. They were on sale for $1.25 (!). I told her to buy a tin and try them. If she didn't like them, she would only be out $1.25. She agreed it was a good idea.

                1. re: pdxgastro

                  That sounds delicious! I'm going to copycat your idea.