Now she has another question for you. It's from a reader (and food-lover) who has a dating dilemma: Should she continue on with an otherwise Mr. Perfect who doesn't care at all about food? Here's the question. How would you answer it?
I am dating a guy who is borderline Mr. Perfect but has absolutely no appreciation for food. He’d be happy to have a peanut butter sandwich for dinner every night. He eats my cooking but I can tell he doesn’t really “get” why I bother and he is averse to Chowhound-y expeditions to find, say, the best pho in town.
Now our relationship is about to get serious, so my question is this: Can you really trust someone who doesn’t care about food? Is it just one of those flaws I should strive to accept, or is it a sign of something deeper wrong with him? Would it be rude for me to try to change him—and if so, how do I do it?
Hmm — that's a tough one. Readers, what are your thoughts? Any relevant experiences to share? Helena would love to know your answers! You can see all of Helen's Table Manners columns here:
• Table Manners at CHOW