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Jan 15, 2014 06:52 PM

Survey: What is Your Biggest Obstacle in Becoming a Better Chowhound (or Food Expert)?

Sometime ago I asked you about the most important factor in shaping you into a food expert/chowhound. Most of you stated that both cooking and eating out have important influence with a slightly strong leaning toward cooking.

Now, I like to follow up with a different question:
What is the biggest obstacle which has slowed you down in becoming a better food expert?

A) Money
You want to cook more or eat out more, but you just don't have enough money to buy rare ingredients for the recipes you want to try or to go out to expensive restaurants.
B) Time
You have sufficient money, but you don' have the time to make these time consuming recipes. You have sufficient money to travel to Japan to try Jiro's sushi, but you just don't have the time to do this.
C) Energy
You have sufficient money and time, but you don't have enough motivation/energy/willpower. When you get home, you often just want to rest, take a shower or watch some TVs. You really don't have the focus to start cooking fancy foods, and the idea of dressing up to go out to a nice restaurant sounds like torture to you.
D) None of the Above.

So, which your biggest limitation at this very moment? Money, time or energy?

You can use the recommendation button to cast your vote. You can always change your mind and remove your recommendation and cast a different vote.

Thanks for your time

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        1. At the moment, it's a toss-up between A and B.

          C is never an issue.

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          1. re: wattacetti

            Can you help cast your vote A and B into the two posts above by using the recommendation button? Just recommend both of them. Thanks.

          2. Could you add a D. For none of the above. The only question I have for myself is there are no expensive restaurants to go out to where I live. It's pretty mediocre.

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            1. re: emglow101

              I put (D) underneath (C).

              In my head, I more or less have considered your situation, and I rationalized it under (B). Distance is time. If I have more time, then I will able to travel further -- like the next town or even to Japan. However, that is my line of thinking, not yours.

              I have added option (D).

              1. re: emglow101

                I used to live there and its true. If you have no access to fabulous, exciting food, you really can't imagine what foodies are excited about.