30 Aug '12, 9pm
What Makes Someone a Foodie? Experts Weigh In: I was recently immersed in casual conversation at a social functi...
I was recently immersed in casual conversation at a social function and referred to myself as a "foodie." The person I was speaking to looked at me quizzically, and asked what makes someone a foodie...doesn't everyone like food? To this, I replied with my own personal off-the-cuff definition of a foodie relative to why I consider myself one and what it generally means to me. My answer was this: For a foodie, eating is more than an act
its an experience. Foodies dont just eat a meal, they revel in it and regard all facets of the dish in the process: the ingredients used as well as how and where they were sourced, the preparation (and skill related thereto), taste, texture, smell and presentation. I was not at all prepared to answer this question so specifically, but was relatively satisfied with my on-the-fly answer that duly conveyed how I personally identify with th...