What are engineers’ favorite foods__ interesting engineering

Food, glorious food! It is essential to life and also one of our true pleasures. Fish fry menu ideas We all have our favorite cuisines but have you ever wondered what your fellow engineers’ favorite foods are? With very few qualitative studies, we couldn’t find any official ones, we are left with small sample size surveys and forum posts to “feel the pulse” of engineers’ favorite food.

A cursory glance across the interweb seems to reveal a definite preference for certain dishes, food groups and some less than healthy diet choices. Healthy cod fish recipes Of course, this is far from scientific, as you’ll see.

Let us attempt a very rough and ready “report” of which food types cropped up.

On the whole, there is a distinct lack of formal studies or surveys on this question.


Oven grilled fish recipes Searches show a plethora of food engineering websites, recipe pages and diet recommendations as you’d expect. Grilled basa fish recipes This does seem to be a very popular question for crosswords. Grilled tilapia fish recipes According to wordplays.com, a crossword answer suggestion website, the answer is “plumb pudding”. Filipino fish ball recipe This is probably a play on words for Sir Joseph John J.J. Healthy grilled fish recipes Thomson’s atomic model, but hey, you might love “plumbs”!

For our selected sources, we used a variety of methods to compile the list(s). Grilled whole fish recipes If a survey was conducted, we took the results in good faith. Fish taco recipe tilapia For forums, we used a mixture of simply counting the number of times a food type was mentioned. Fish taco recipe sauce For forum posts, we simply listed the food items that were mentioned. Healthy fish pie recipe Of course, this method is not particularly scientific but it’s interesting nonetheless.

First and foremost this isn’t intended to be an in-depth study of the eating habits of engineers, it’s just a bit of fun. Grilled fish taco recipe With that in mid let’s take a look at what we could find. Easy fish pie recipe with creme fraiche Sample #1

One “survey” of robotics engineers in St. Best fish pie recipe Louis, US does indeed reveal a penchant for meat. Best fish batter recipe The surveyor Mark Colzani, works in a building jam-packed with engineers and he took it upon himself to ask this very question.

This “survey”, though limited to a sample size of 138 engineers, does seem to show a trend. Best fish taco recipe The results were as follows:

9. Fish recipes food network Whatever my wife sets in front of me – Clearly a very wise and astute individual!

Being our only actual survey here, the results seem clear but may not be relevant all over the world. Cooking light fish tacos I personally can’t stand Tacos, I love fajitas though.

A quick browse through cookingforengineers.com showed a larger list of preferences, given its purpose as a recipe repository.

The most common food types appeared to be as follows, once again meat seems popular:

Clearly, these results need to be taken with a “pinch of salt” but there is a definite trend towards meat-based cuisine from the forum topics. Baked fish fillet recipes with sauce We would have expected coffee (we know it’s a drink but it turns up all the time) or pop tarts to rank higher, but hey that’s just us.

After racking our brains for other relevant keyword searches, we came across therobotsvoice.com. Baked fish fillet recipes It provides a handy list of ten food choices for “geeks”, very very tenuous we know, but we like these foods too.

Great, a distinct lack of “meat” here but a definite trend towards ready-made or quick to prepare foodstuffs. Swai fish recipes food network This we can completely understand when you have very little space in your day for “time wasting” activities like “cooking”.

We found another forum post loosely related to our question. Thanks to geekculture.com, comments on this feed show the following most commonly mentioned food items, some are no surprise, others might be. Baked fish recipes lemon These are in no particular order:

At last some vegetarians and vegans, a few of the usual suspects here and some new entries. Fish curry recipe indian style As per usual on forum posts the members got a little sidetracked, on this occasion onto the subject of mushrooms. Indian fish curry recipe sanjeev kapoor And why not, each to their own.

We conducted a quick survey of our IE team too, well just the author. Baked fish recipe indian Again a “clear pattern” emerged, ahem:

With an enormous sample size of one person, clearly, these results are statistically significant. Fish curry recipe indian Reading comments from other sample sources, it seems the author is not alone in their meat/noodle/generally-bad-for-you food preferences. Baked fish fillet recipe jamie oliver #notallengineers

Of course, with any survey/investigation, variables such as ethnicity, age, gender, location, sample size and culture will hugely effect or even skew the results. Recipe of fish curry by sanjeev kapoor This is especially true of anything that relates to personal preference such as eating habits. Sweet and sour fish fillet recipe chinese style Vegetarians and vegans seem to definitely be underrepresented in the above samples and is probably an artifact of the sites’ targeted audience. Surmai fish curry recipe in marathi Discussion

Using our very scientific and extensive research (*cough), it seems to be clear that the key to an engineer’s heart (apart from fast food and junk food) appears to be meat or fish. Fish fry recipe in hindi video Noodles seem to be another popular food item, I certainly eat way too much of them. Fish fry recipe in hindi nisha madhulika Caffeinated beverages, albeit not technically foods, also form a stable of an engineer’s diet, to this we can testify.

So there you go, our quick report on the eating habits of engineers. North indian fish curry recipe in hindi How does your diet compare? What is your favorite food? Are you surprised by any items listed here? Do you think this is representative of engineers’ food choices on the whole? Let’s start a conversation and improve our results.

Sources: bastiansolutions.com, cookingforengineers.com, geekculture.com, therobotsvoice.com SEE ALSO: 10 of the best reasons to date an Engineer

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