The exchange in the "Over/Underrated" thread about people who don't know how to cook made me realize something: If you watch somebody cook, it tells you quite a bit about how they are as a person. Likewise, how somebody eats. Does the person happily throw shit together and come up with a good meal? Well, they're probably easy-going and highly adaptable. Do they follow the recipe to the letter and freak out if they don't have an ingredient, because they can't improvise? They're high strung, or tend towards anxiety. Do they flatly refuse to eat a broad spectrum of food? I have friends who place orders at McDonald's for hamburgers like this: "Cheeseburger with ONLY ketchup and onions." They'll take it back if lettuce or mustard or whatever shows up. These are the same people who don't eat "red" vegetables and only like their mother's cooking. It tells you a lot about how adventurous they are; I never met a traveler who had the same hangups about food. Focus: What small cues do you look for to tell you about someone's personality? Alt. Focus: Make fun of picky eaters, because those guys bug the hell out of me.