Is Your Brain More Fast Food or Soul Food?

Jennifer Post

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About This Quiz

What does fast food mean, exactly? When people think of it, they think of the normal chains like Burger King and Wendy's, but then you have to factor in all of those fast-casual places like Panera Bread and Chipotle. None of them are the same, but they all serve a purpose and are beloved by millions of people. Nostalgia is having a half day at school and your parent taking you to a fast food place for lunch on the way home. Or it could mean a last-minute dinner when one kid has soccer, the other has ballet and one is sick. Whatever it means to you, fast food is good food.

Now let's switch gears to soul food. Dare we ask, can fast food be soul food to some people? Sure! There are no rules here. But normally, soul food is something that is cooked for a long time to develop flavor, contains secret ingredients and uses a family recipe. It takes heart, it takes time and the payoff is on the plate and in your mouth. People often say that their secret ingredient is love, and that's because it takes heart and passion to create dishes that need so much attention. So is your brain more fast food or soul food? Take this quiz to find out!

How far in advance do you plan your meals?

Do you use a recipe every time you cook or does it just come from your head?

Is it hard to get your family to sit down to a meal?

When you do cook, how many people are you normally cooking for?

What are you some of your favorite places to find dinner inspiration?

Do you have particular flavors that you tend to repeat?

Do you like cooking with other people or do you prefer to be alone in the kitchen?

How far would you travel for a really good meal?

When you do cook for other people, do they generally enjoy it?

What's the best meal you've ever had?

Are you the one who normally picks where you go out to eat?

Do you eat a lot of vegetables?

Does cooking good food require a lot of kitchen tools?

What's the longest amount of time you would spend on one meal?

Have you ever made your own chicken stock?

Do you let others cook for you?

Is there anything you're allergic to that prevents you from eating the way you want?

How much do you enjoy going to the grocery store?

Can you handle spicy food?

When you cook, do you use a lot of salt?

What do you consider an exotic ingredient?

Did you cook with your grandparents a lot growing up?

What's an ideal splurge meal for you?

In the summer, do you take advantage of any local produce?

If you had to choose, what would be your favorite chain restaurant?

Which country or region do you think has the best food?

What cuisine have you always wanted to try to make at home?

Do you think that desserts should be super sweet or have more subtle sweetness?

What does soul food mean to you?

And now, what do you think of when you think of fast food?

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