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21 signs you’re a full-on foodie

Chrissy Dupé

Do you plan your weekend around what you’re going to eat? Rarely have a conversation where you don’t mention food? Find yourself daydreaming about donuts… well, all the time?

There’s a difference between enjoying a bite to eat and being a bona fide food freak. If you can relate to these 21 traits then congrats, you’re a full-on foodie (and we should do lunch).

1. You start to lose the plot if you haven’t eaten for a few hours.

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2. Your favourite book is the Good Food Guide.

3. You would rather eat your own liver than a steak that’s cooked over medium rare.

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4. You go to the supermarket to unwind.

5. You will knock people over to get to the buffet.

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6. You can tell the difference between mayonnaise masquerading as hollandaise and actual hollandaise. And you’re having words if you get the former.

7. You go to the movies for the popcorn.

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8. You understand the difference between the many kinds of cream and which one to use for what (ditto cheeses). 

9. You regard people who aren’t food-obsessed with suspicion and disgust.


10. You choose your holiday destination based on the food (and research restaurants before you book accommodation).

11.You know the difference between a ‘dice’ and a ‘brunoise’. Duh.


12. Butter is the best thing that’s ever happened. If it’s down to margarine or dirt, you’re choosing dirt.

13. When you go to a wedding you rate it’s success based on the menu.

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14. You own at least one good knife block and two kinds of knife sharpening tools.

15. Bad coffee gives you rage. As do overcooked eggs.

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16. Your friends and family always buy you food-related presents for your birthday and Christmas.

17. People who constantly talk about dieting make you want to punch things.

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18. You spend more money on food than you do on clothes, hair and make-up combined.

19. When you find out a new restaurant is opening, you set a reminder in your calendar so you can book a table the minute it opens.


20. You will line up for brunch – rain, hail or shine (and probably snow, if that happens).

21. You believe it’s critical to have food on hand at all times. And you are always prepared.

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Congrats! You, my friend, are a full-on foodie.

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Chrissy Dupé

Chrissy is a lover of lists and a self-confessed control freak. Her mission is to help other women with a strong need to be in control learn how to harness the power of their inner control freak and use it for good. Having lived through the devastation that being control freak without focus brings, and going out the other side stronger, Chrissy developed a series of hands-on, zero 'fluff' programs to help women control their freak, instead of letting it run them into the ground. Her philosophy is based on the little-known fact that control freaks are actually born for greatness... and that without them, the world would fall into disorganised chaos. You can find out more at More about the Author

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