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I’m back from Montreal (more on that soon!) and ready to start cooking again but first:  We’ve been together for a while now and there is so much I don’t know about you. In an effort to deepen Lottie + Doof’s relationship with our readers, I present to you: The Lottie + Doof Food Questionnaire. This was inspired by those crazy quizzes that were all the rage on social networking sites a few years ago, which were themselves inspired by the Proust questionnaire that Vanity Fair made famous. My friend Ashley and I became obsessed with those quizzes a while back and completed so many of them. We still have all of those quizzes and they remain a really lovely artifact of that time in our life. Anyway, I wanted a food-centered survey and so I put this together! I hope you’ll all leave your answers to this quiz in the comments. All of you! Even those of you sitting quietly at the back with big smiles on your faces. And yes, even you Ashley.

The Lottie + Doof Food Questionnaire

Sweet or salty?

Sweet, then salty, then sweet. I like to go back and forth.

Chocolate or vanilla?


Hot or mild?


What won’t you eat?

Crustaceans, they freak me out- although, I love Mollusks. I also am a little grossed out by green peas. I like everything else. Oh, and then there is chocolate. I don’t love it and I eat it almost never.

Most memorable meal?

I think most often about a meal I had at Chez Panisse in the late 90’s. It was such a good dining experience in every way. And I liked knowing that my food was grown in the back yard. I also ate at Alinea a couple of years ago and that totally blew my mind. Food was changing states on my plate! It was more like theatre than dining, but I loved it.

Favorite object in your kitchen?

My Kitchenaid mixer and an offset spatula.

What are you scared of in the kitchen?

Frying things. It seems like such a production and then I am always confused about what to do with all of the oil afterward. Also, it makes my apartment smell bad.

Do you prefer to cook alone or with others?

I like to cook for others.

What country would you move to for the food?

France, France, France! For more than just the food, really— I like their relationship with food and eating…with life.

If you were to come back as a fruit or vegetable, what would you be?

I really like the design of grapes, so maybe a grape? I like that they have lots of friends and their climate is good.

What’s for dinner?

Salad! After a week of eating all sorts of amazing food in Montreal, I need fruits and vegetables.