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Here are the totals for the previous ballot:

Total Votes: 151

Gas 90 (59%)
Electric 12 (7%)
Combination (gas range, electric oven) 37 (24%)
Coal or wood 8 (5%)
Other (fill-in) 4 (2%)

Here are the fill-in votes:

  • liquid nitrogen (1 votes)
  • Natural Charcoal in the Weber. :-) (1 votes)
  • Oil fired Range (1 votes)
  • We build a campfire in our grill to cook on. It works great! (1 votes)


And here are the totals for earlier surveys:

Total Votes: 331

Favorite national or regional cuisine?

American 23 (6%)
Mexican 24 (7%)
Caribbean 2 (0%)
South American 1 (0%)
British 3 (0%)
Scandinavian 1 (0%)
Eastern European 1 (0%)
French 63 (19%)
German 4 (1%)
Greek 5 (1%)
Italian 86 (25%)
Spanish/Portuguese 9 (2%)
Jewish 3 (0%)
Middle Eastern 9 (2%)
African 2 (0%)
Chinese 29 (8%)
Japanese 14 (4%)
Southeast Asian 19 (5%)
Indian 17 (5%)
Other (fill-in) 16 (4%)

Here are the fill-in votes:

  • "Floribbean" (1 votes)
  • America's Great Chefs: Sanders, McDonalds and Hut (1 votes)
  • Basque (1 votes)
  • Central American - including Mexican (1 votes)
  • Chilian (1 votes)
  • Lyon (1 votes)
  • NEW WORLD SOUTHERN CUSINE (1 votes)
  • North American West Coast Aboriginal (1 votes)
  • Northern Italian (2 votes)
  • Pacific Rim/ Asian Fusian (1 votes)
  • Pacific-Rim (1 votes)
  • Provencal (1 votes)
  • Southern (i.e., southeastern USA) (1 votes)
  • Thai (1 votes)
  • Turkish (1 votes)


Total Votes: 96

What meat do you cook most often at home?

Beef 23 (23%)
Pork 13 (13%)
Lamb 10 (10%)
Rabbit 1 (1%)
Poultry 37 (38%)
Fish and shellfish 8 (8%)
No meat, I'm a vegetarian 4 (4%)


Total Votes: 55

How often do you follow a recipe exactly?

Never 6 (10%)
Only the first time 11 (20%)
Rarely 9 (16%)
Sometimes 18 (32%)
Usually 10 (18%)
Always 1 (1%)


Total Votes: 130

Food or wine: Which comes first?

Almost always choose the wine first 15 (11%)
Usually choose the wine first 11 (8%)
About 50-50 14 (10%)
Usually choose the food first 47 (36%)
Almost always choose the food first 43 (33%)

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