Tuesday, December 11, 2012

The Pecci Questionnaire


Whenever I pick up an issue of Vanity Fair, I always immediately flip to the back page to read the Proust Questionnaire, in which a celebrity or some other person of note answers 20 questions that might illuminate something about their character. Dolly Parton said if she could die and come back as one person or thing it would be a "big, fat hog so I could eat whatever I want." And Tina Fey said she considers "natural childbirth" the most overrated virtue.
It's fun, but I identify more with food. And so I present to you the Pecci Questionnaire, a food-related version of Proust’s parlor game. Play it during your holiday potluck:
 The Pecci Questionnaire
1.      What food gives you perfect happiness?
2.      What dish or ingredient do you most fear?
3.      Which famous chef do you most identify with?
4.      Whose cooking do you most admire?
5.      What eating habit do you most deplore in yourself?
6.      What eating habit do you most deplore in others?
7.      What food is your greatest extravagance?
8.      On what occasions are you dishonest about someone's cooking?
9.      If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?
10.  What meal made you happiest and where did you eat it?
11.  What food will you never eat again?
12.  If you could change one thing about how you eat what would it be?
13.  What do you consider to be your finest culinary achievement?
14.  What food/meal is most overrated?
15.  What is your most treasured kitchen appliance/tool/utensil?
16.  What do you regard as a food punishment?
17.  How does food make you feel?
18.  What food do you most dislike?
19.  What would your last meal be?
20.  What is your cooking or eating motto?
 

1 comment:

  1. From Donna:

    1. What food gives you perfect happiness? Reese's peanut butter cups

    2. What dish or ingredient do you most fear? lentils-severely allergic

    3. Which famous chef do you most identify with? Jamie Oliver-I feel like he reveres food and elevates it into something transcendental

    4. Whose cooking do you most admire? Rosie's

    5. What eating habit do you most deplore in yourself? I am addicted to sugar

    6. What eating habit do you most deplore in others? Not being concerned that they don't eat organic/whole foods

    7. What food is your greatest extravagance? anything from Whole Foods

    8. On what occasions are you dishonest about someone's cooking? When I am a guest

    9. If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be? Something Mexican


    10. What meal made you happiest and where did you eat it? Ugali (Kenyan staple food made of white cornmeal) and greens at my ex-boyfriend's house

    11. What food will you never eat again? Cow's tongue

    12. If you could change one thing about how you eat what would it be? I'd give up sugar

    13. What do you consider to be your finest culinary achievement? I make a mean crockpot full o' beans!

    14. What food/meal is most overrated? Never tried truffles, but I suspect they are

    15. What is your most treasured kitchen appliance/tool/utensil? My crockpot

    16. What do you regard as a food punishment? salad

    17. How does food make you feel? at times happy, at times guilty

    18. What food do you most dislike? salad

    19. What would your last meal be? Black bean tostadas, chips and salsa, and a lot of beer

    20. What is your cooking or eating motto? Vegetarian food rocks!

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