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Jan 28, 2014 03:33 PM

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?

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  1. Before I became a sahm, I was in the fashion industry.

    8 Replies
    1. re: cheesecake17

      One of my favorite performers was Doug Sahm, who passed away a few years ago. I cheesecake's case, I suppose s-a-h-m stands for something?

      1. re: Tripeler

        requiring a great deal of creativity and artistry among other things!

        1. re: HillJ

          Thanks :)
          Yep I'm a stay at home mom
          Or as I explained at a recent interview: private chef, chief laundress, personal chauffeur, 24/7 on call nurse

          1. re: cheesecake17

            Don't forget building a masterpiece! :)

                1. re: HillJ

                  To be honest though, I love it. It's so much fun being home. I like that I have time to shop & cook. My daughter and I do a lot of baking and art projects after school...started as a way to keep her from climbing the curtains... But now she loves to have her hands busy

                  1. re: cheesecake17

                    Trust me I miss those years even now. Make the most of every moment is no cliche.

    2. 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.

      Interesting topic.

      1. 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.

        1. 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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