What's Your Food Style?

Posted by on Aug 28, 2012

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Everyone has a food style, but not every person knows how to describe it. We've created a quick primer on the five most common food styles and even a kindred-spirit blog to further study that style. So whether you love kicking back with a cocktail at fabulous, exclusive clubs or sipping sweet lemonade at a checkered tablecloth on a summer evening, we've got the food style and decor to help decide the best vibe for your next foodie gathering.

grape sorbet
American Elegance

Think Jackie-O with her polished sophistication and easy manner. With this food style, your table would be set with a crisp white linen, most likely a family heirloom, with understated but elegant roses pulled from the garden and a perfectly chilled Cabernet waiting on the sideboard. Refined American classics like a succulent roast and farmer's market potatoes are cooling on the counter — elegance and refinement without a trace of stuffy formality.
The Year in Food shares your love of food style of warm but sophisticated elegance.
manhattan cocktail

Like a modern reincarnation of “Sex and the Single Girl,” you are drawn to bold colors, bright lights and wild parties. As such, unique cocktails and luxurious appetizers are essential to your City Girl food style — all of which must be as fashionable and on-trend as the latest fashion mags predict.
For more on the glamourista food style, head to Five O’Clock Cocktails.
Exotic Globetrotter

Love to decorate with the culling of your exotic adventures in East Asia? Consider your food style to be that of the alluring globetrotter. With unique ingredients from far-flung places and strange but delicious combinations, they prefer food as foreign and authentic as possible. Dine on homemade kimchi that you’ve spent weeks fermenting or pineapple vinegar using a recipe from the Mexican grandmother you met at the end of a mountain hike — food with a fantastic story is your food style.
Head to your food style compatriot The Trail of Crumbs
for good food and an even better tale.
Stripped-Away Minimalist

If you prefer clean lines and crisp colors contrasted with small, stylish accents, then you may just be a minimalist. Drawn to foods and table decor that are trendy but sparse, minimalist foodies like asymmetrical plates, tiny but gourmet portions and a focus on muted finesse.
Head to KUIDAORE to get a tiny taste of this enticing food style.
egglplant pasta
Carefree Eclectic

Mismatched but cozy describes your personal style, and you're drawn to comfort foods like crusty bread and thick bowls of stew. A bevy of mismatched pillows and chairs surround your table while half-melted candlesticks decorate the top. Overall, you treasure a relaxed atmosphere that values comfort over perfection.
Do you have a bohemian, eclectic food style? So do the ladies at Big Girls, Small Kitchen.

Image credits (from top): A Year in Food, A Year in Food, Five O'Clock Cocktails, The Trail of Crumbs, KUIDAORE and Big Girls, Small Kitchen

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