Do Chowhounds Tend To Be Creative/Artistic?
I noticed that one of our contributors (NothingsWrong) mentioned that they were a fine artist. I myself am a somewhat prolific songwriter. It made me wonder, do Chowhounds tend to be creative and/or artistic? Does that type of personality just naturally lean toward the love of food?
I am a writer, fine art photographer and dabble in graphic design. I've been like this all my life (including time spent in theatre) so yeah - I guess I am.
I've retired early from my day job, so I can now spend more time doing all of the above - including cooking!
I can't speak for anyone else, but I would tend to think it works both ways. Some people have buttoned-up jobs and use cooking as their creative outlet.
I'm in sales and have been for 20 years. I deal with legal professionals.
I am married to an artist. Does that count? He considers my cooking an art.
I'm a kitchen designer, and I am a pretty decent cook. Those traits go really well together! And I'm a Master Gardener volunteer, and have spent years designing and working in my own gardens.
Our closest friends who are food lovers and/or creative home cooks have been an interior decorator, a makeup artist and fashion consultant, several gardeners (I think gardeners are pretty creative), a wood carver.... I'd never really thought about that before. Interesting subject!
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