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You Know You’re a Food Nerd When…

September 13th, 2010

A recent discussion about food nerd status prompted me to think about all of the times I’ve nerded-out in the name of food. If you find that your experiences have been comparable to mine, congrats – you are without a doubt, a food nerd!

You know you’re a food nerd when…
Your obsession with food (and subsequent lack of control) started young. Yep, that’s me as a kid enjoying a piece of chocolate cake… a little too much.


You know you’re a food nerd when…
You’ll make your entire family wait patiently for a slice of birthday cake until you get that perfect shot. Oh, and you’ll use anything within reach (a ziploc container?) as a tripod to get it. You may look like a dork, but it doesn’t matter – someone needs to document that cake!

Kristy Enjoys the Birthday Cake I Baked.

You know you’re a food nerd when…
You make plans to travel and the first thing you do is look up the local eats, nevermind where you’re going to stay or how you’re going to get there. Here’s me snapping a shot of More Cupcakes in Chicago. What? You wanted a picture of the Sears Tower? Buy a postcard.

Kristy at More

You know you’re a food nerd when…
You have stars in your eyes the second you walk into a cupcake shop (this one was taken in Sprinkles). Oh, and you walk out with a dozen cupcakes – at 9am. Because what better way to start a day than with a cupcake breakfast? Diets are for sissies.

Kristy at Sprinkles

You know you’re a food nerd when…
Your food documentation lands you a spot in a newspaper article about food nerds. That’s me in The Daily News snapping a real kodak moment of a slice of pizza. Why did I need a picture of a slice of pizza? Who knows!

Daily News Story

You know you’re a food nerd when…
You go to Shake Shack in 20 degree weather if it means you can walk right up to the window instead of going on a nice summer day and waiting on line for two torturous hours to get your chocolate peanut butter pretzel custard. Oh, and you’re unusually thankful for the crazy people hanging out in Madison Square Park because you don’t look so nutty by comparison, posing with your dessert.

I couldn’t help smiling in anticipation for my custard, even though my lips were frozen.

me with Shake Shack custard

You know you’re a food nerd when…
You destroy your kitchen at some ridiculous hour of the morning if it means potentially winning a cupcake bake-off. I took home second place in my category, which leads me to my next qualifier: you’re a food nerd if you place in a cupcake competition.

Which to choose!?

You know you’re a food nerd when…
You pose with your winning pastry like the proudest mama ever.

Kristy Poses For the Paparazzi

You know you’re a food nerd when…
You read a blog about chocolate and peanut butter. (Haha, gotcha! I write it though, so that puts me at least a few points ahead of you.)

And finally, you know you’re a food nerd when…
You have more pictures of yourself posing with food than with family members.

How did the bride look at that wedding? Who cares, check out the cake!

Kristy and the Cake

Who were you on that tour bus with? You don’t remember but you did get the money shot with that brownie!

Kristy with a Treats Truck Treat

Sound familiar? Welcome to the club, food nerd! :)

8 responses so far:

  • Food nerd alert! haha I love being a food nerd (and maybe a not-food nerd but that’s another story). I learned by memory the ingredients and instructions to make a vanilla cake when I was in kindergarten! my friend’s moms would ask me how to make a cake and laugh a lot, I guess it should have been amusing! Love this post AND your blog…is beautiful thanks for sharing!

    by AmaliaSep 13, 2010 at 11:31 am
  • That was hysterical. I was nodding all the way along. And that’s cool you were in the paper!

    by Evan ThomasSep 13, 2010 at 2:15 pm
  • All so true, all so true.

    by YenSep 14, 2010 at 4:48 pm
  • Well, I placed in a muffin competition, so I figure that’s almost the same as the cupcake contest, right? :D

    by MarianneSep 15, 2010 at 1:29 am
  • Thank you! That was brilliant. High five to all the food geeks out there! I am a self professed food geek (and PB addict) from Scotland. I love your blog and your writing. I have just started a new job (completely un-food related) and my first thought on my first day was ‘I can’t wait to bake for these people!’, closely followed by, ‘Ooh, I wonder if we could all go out for dinner to ….. or …… or …… in the near future!’

    Thank you for your writing, baking and wee reviews. Love them!

    amy x

    by Amy GregorSep 16, 2010 at 8:14 am
  • Well, I mean, that IS one good looking cake.

    (I guess I quality for certain categories, but you are most definitely more of a food nerd by these standards.)

    by AdamSep 22, 2010 at 1:59 pm
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