What Food Related Hobby Should You Take Up?

Seasoning memes and fad foods come and go, but honing your culinary skills never goes out of style. Take centre stage at dinner parties with these seven super-fun food-related hobbies that will keep you busy all season.

Mastering the Art of Homemade Bread Baking
Many bakeries and boulangeries offer artisan bread lessons, where students can learn to make tangy sourdough boules to buttery brioche loaves. Flour Water Salt Yeast, by Ken Forkish, is the bread bible coveted by carb zealots everywhere if you want to keep up with your training at home.

Find out how to butcher
Breaking down your own meat has a certain allure, not to mention the fact that buying whole sides of beef or pork and trimming your own cuts saves you money in the long run. With a good boning or fillet knife and Adam Danforth’s James Beard Award-winning butchering guide, you’ll be able to master Tom Colicchio’s show-stopping porcelet roast in no time.

Make Your Own Dinnerware from Ceramic
Top restaurants are increasingly using expensive, handcrafted ceramics in their dining rooms, and you can easily join in the fun by throwing a few yourself at a nearby pottery workshop. Even if you don’t have the skills to create a beautiful Jono Pandolfi-style item, telling your guests that you made both the dinner and the dinner plates will earn you extra points.

Homemade Hard Cider Fermentation

Sure, you may join the horde of homebrewing hipsters bottling their own craft beers, but bring a growler of homemade hard cider and you’ll be sure to get some attention. Although a fancy Alchema does a lot of the work for you, picking up a copy of Emma Christensen’s all-encompassing guide, True Brews, by food writer and cider aficionado Emma Christensen is a perfect way to get started on your first batch.

Obtain your Sommelier Certification
Don’t be put off by the wine-sipping prodigies depicted in Somm; being a level one-certified sommelier only requires a basic understanding of the world’s major wine-growing regions. Leave the wild blind taste-testing to the professionals.

“Start the Quiz”

  • Question of

    The word that appeals to you the most?

    • Nature
    • Technology
    • Science
    • AImagination
  • Question of

    Choose a colour:

    • 2-1what-food-related-hobby-should-you-take-up-.jpg
    • 2-2what-food-related-hobby-should-you-take-up-.jpg
    • 2-3what-food-related-hobby-should-you-take-up-.jpg
    • 2-4what-food-related-hobby-should-you-take-up-.jpg
  • Question of

    Are you a Traditional thinker or a creative thinker?

    • Traditional thinker
    • Creative thinker
  • Question of

    What is the perfect food combination?

    • Fries and ice cream
    • Spaghetti and meatballs
    • Tomato soup with grilled cheese
    • Rice and beans
  • Question of

    Which sort of cookie most closely resembles your personality?

    • Macaroons
    • Gingerbread cookies
    • Oatmeal raisin cookies
    • Snickerdoodle cookies
  • Question of

    Do you want cookie dough or cookies?

    • Cookie dough
    • Cookies
  • Question of

    What is your favourite cuisine?

    • Mexican cuisine
    • Italian cuisine
    • Chinese cuisine
    • Vegan cuisine
  • Question of

    What do you think you’d get if you went to a concession stand?

    • Chips
    • Hot dog
    • Soft pretzel
    • Candy
  • Question of

    Which of the following words best describes you?

    • Distracted
    • Focused
  • Question of

    Which beverage better reflects your personality?

    • Water
    • Soda
    • Lemonade
    • Milkshake
  • Question of

    What is it that you excel at?

    • completing tasks before the deadline
    • Starting conversations
    • Giving advice
    • Taking a risk and breaking with tradition
  • Question of

    Pick something you can eat with a fork:

    • Pancakes
    • Ice cream cake
    • Scrambled eggs
    • Filet mignon

Does Your Partner Secretly Think You’re Clingy?

Which Disney Dog Are You Based On The Foods You Choose?