Lefties, Righties Split on Food as Well

But everybody likes lasagna
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 18, 2011 3:10 PM CDT
If you like your taco shells crunchy instead of soft, there's a good chance you also like the Democrats, according to Hunch.   (Photo: Business Wire)

(Newser) – If you like deep-dish pizza, you're a lot likelier than fans of thin crust to have conservative politics, according to Hunch, a taste-tracking website that cross-referenced millions of responses to discover that the differences between left and right don't end at the dinner table. Among its findings:

  • Liberals are slightly more likely to prefer their vegetables fresh instead of cooked, and a more likely to eat fruit at least once a week.
  • Conservatives tend to believe there's little nutritional difference between organic and processed foods.
  • Conservatives favor either cereal for breakfast or skip the meal altogether, while liberals lean toward toast or bagels.

  • The favorite french fry of conservatives comes from McDonald's, while the average liberal would rather have a bistro-style fry—and they are much more inclined than conservatives to cut out fast food altogether.
  • Liberals are likelier than conservatives to enjoy beer, and a lot likelier to serve wine with meals, while conservatives prefer soda.
  • If you've got a liberal coming for dinner, Hunch suggests serving curry chicken with a glass of wine—unless your guest is one of the 10% of liberals who are vegetarian, compared to 3% of conservatives. If your guest is a conservative, try serving meatloaf with mashed potatoes and soda. If you're looking for a meal both sides can agree on, pepperoni pizza with a garden salad and a glass of water is your answer.
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