Do people ask you random questions…
- foodieX2 May 3, 2013 01:49 PM
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?
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.
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!)
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.....
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.