Valerie Bertinelli Weighs In On The Sweet Vs. Savory Food Debate

Most of us will live our whole lives fully convinced there is a correct answer to the age-old question: Savory or sweet? It seems many people prefer one or the other — though there are plenty that love the combination of savory and sweet items more than any singular flavor.

The good news is, nutritionally at least, neither option is necessarily better than the other. Eating a bag of candy isn't that much better than eating a bag of chips, in the same way that eating fruit isn't a worse choice than munching on vegetables. According to an article in UVA Health, it doesn't really matter what you eat so long as it's in moderation.

Without any nutritional advantage either way, the question then really comes down to individual taste. And knowing someone's answer to the savory vs. sweet debate is like knowing someone's middle name: It means you're probably pretty close to them.

That being said, have you ever wondered about the preference of some of your favorite celebrity chefs? While you may not know them personally, it sure can feel like it when you watch them on your TV every week. While some we may be able to infer — It's probably safe to say Duff Goldman and Buddy Valastro prefer sweets — others may he harder to pinpoint.

But we do have definitive answers for some of our cooking idols. In a Food Network article, Valerie Bertinelli names her preference.

The cooking show host shares what food she'd prefer on a deserted island

According to the Food Network article, Valerie Bertinelli prefers savory over sweet most of the time, as she contextualizes the debate by thinking about what she'd rather have on a deserted island.

"I would say mainly I'm a savory girl, and every so often I like a sweet," she explained in the article. "If I was stranded on a desert[ed] island, I would want savory food, because then I could always grab a piece of fruit from any tree that was there." That actually makes a ton of sense. And there is one food in particular she says she could never do without: "But I don't think I could live without any really great pasta sauce."

Though, fingers crossed it never actually happens, because how would we watch "Valerie's Home Cooking" while she's stranded in the middle of the ocean? 

So there you have it. If you're a savory person, rejoice knowing you've got a major cooking icon on your side of the debate.