Tuesday, February 7, 2006

Hey Baby, What’s Your Food Sign?

CHICAGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If you want to figure out a person’s inner workings, you may be better off looking at a menu than an astrology book.

According to Dr. Alan Hirsch, who runs the Chicago-based Smell & Taste Treatment and Research Foundation, people’s taste in foods also provides a taste of their personality.

For instance, folks who like their cheese cut up in cubes are conscientious perfectionists, but those who prefer starburst shapes are intellectual introverts.

Hirsch says there are about a dozen different food groups that work as personality indicators, but says people who favor a food in one group will usually favor a particular food in another grouping. For instance, potato chip eaters are usually big fans of chocolate ice cream.

And while there are many different foods that indicate personality, Hirsch says you can prevent a bad relationship by avoiding people who like strawberries and cream ice cream – they tend to be cranky pessimists.

Hirsch discusses his tasteful research in a new book, What’s Your Food Sign? (STC publishing).

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