Let's be real: everyone has a favorite Food Network star. Whether you like geeking out with Alton Brown or planning picnics with Ina Garten (and Jeffrey by proxy), there's a show tailored to fit your specific food interests and needs. The real question lying behind each chef, however, is what these stars say about your personality. Are you the adventurous type? Or a secret cat lady with a penchant for seedy romance novels? Read on to dig deeper into your own food-centric persona.
You are the nerd of your friend group. You like tinkering around with ideas, arguing with strangers about banal things, and watching Supernatural in your spare time. Don't get me wrong, you're also super cool, but sometimes you just need to relax. You need to get out more. Go to a yoga class or something.
You are a nurturing, loving human willing to give everything and anything to the people you love most. You're a romantic at heart: Nothing gives you more pleasure than sipping wine on your balcony and watching the sunset with your soulmate. You love writing and receiving hand-written letters. You probably own a couple cats and live by the water.
You're the class clown: a goofy person with a rich soul. "Treat yourself" is your motto, a true hedonist that is always looking for a good time. Beneath that brash exterior, however, you're a caring person. You probably live in the suburbs (or want to), and have a big backyard where you attempt (and fail) to build extravagant pieces of furniture for your home.
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You like to think of yourself as worldly and all-knowing, but your friends would describe you as balanced. You're an active individual that particularly likes playing tennis or going swimming. You have good taste in clothing, but don't like spending a lot of money on material things. You will have many lovers in your lifetime.
You are the tireless hard-worker of your group, the planner, the organizer, the coupon-hoarder. You enjoy waking up before 5am to go on long runs by yourself in the woods where you don't listen to music. Nothing makes you happier than creating new Pinterest boards about pretty table settings.
In another life you might have been a magician. You're a sly, strong character: someone who would clean the house with one hand and drink a glass of bourbon (neat) in the other hand. Nothing really ruffles your feathers, but sometimes that means it's hard to connect with you. Open yourself up to new, strange possibilities – everyone wants to know what's behind the curtain.
If you were a color, you'd be neon. Pink, yellow, green – it doesn't matter. You're a bright light in a sea of blackness. You're an eclectic soul with great people skills. You're probably a teacher or work in some kind of communication-oriented field. As a natural leader you will go far in life, just remember to have a little faith.
You've got a million projects going on – always looking for the Next Fun Thing, and never being satisfied with what you have. You have a masters in something, but don't use it in your current job. You're a critic, and some of your friends might be intimidated by you, but don't let that stop your drive. You enjoy living in a big city just as much as leaving it. You're a warrior.
If you were an animal, you'd be a bird: flying freely and majestically over plush green hills. You appreciate the simple things in life, the small, unnoticed treasures. You're probably an artist or a writer given that you have a knack for storytelling. An ideal weekend for you is horseback riding and camping with your family or friends. S'mores not optional.
If you had to choose between cats or dogs, you'd always choose dogs. You're ferocious, strong-headed, and are most likely successful. You cut straight to the point when talking to people, but you aren't mean spirited. You probably have a lot of friends and live in a modest house with a vegetable garden.