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(Independent)   The word "foodie" no longer means what you think it means. Next time, use "food snob" and be proud of it, because everyone deserves food that's delicious and doesn't kill you   ( independent.co.uk) divider line
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2017-09-14 12:37:33 AM  
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2017-09-14 03:44:42 AM  
They demand the best coffee, the highest quality meat

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2017-09-14 05:33:44 AM  
The typos...the grammar...who the hell writes this 6th grade muck?
 
2017-09-14 05:38:33 AM  
Don't forget to take pictures of your foods!

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/eliminate the 'middle-man' and just dump food straight into the toilet
 
2017-09-14 05:44:16 AM  
The thing is, later on, all you have to show for your seared Ahi tuna steaks is a pile of crap.
 
2017-09-14 05:44:36 AM  

granolasteak: The typos...the grammar...who the hell writes this 6th grade muck?


DON'T YOU GO HATING ON THE WRITING WORDS PERSON! NOT COOL MANG!
 
2017-09-14 05:45:56 AM  
So which do you find out about first: are they a vegan food snob or a food snob vegan?
 
2017-09-14 05:47:45 AM  

Jake Havechek: The thing is, later on, all you have to show for your seared Ahi tuna steaks is a pile of crap.


All I have to show for sleeping with your mom is painful urination, but I'll still do it bah gawd!
 
2017-09-14 05:55:45 AM  
I had Del Taco last night.  Fight me.
 
2017-09-14 06:03:06 AM  
I don't care who you are you should give a damn about what you eat.  It doesn't mean you have to get weird and deferential to others about it your preferences..
That said I can;t get enough Porcini mushrooms!
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2017-09-14 06:05:39 AM  
I like food. I've even eaten it.
 
2017-09-14 06:07:14 AM  

Shakespeare's Monkey: I like food. I've even eaten it.


Sinner.
 
2017-09-14 06:07:52 AM  

granolasteak: The typos...the grammar...who the hell writes this 6th grade muck?


Wait... they write at 6th grade level? Most places only aim for 4th grade. 6th grade is what newspapers aimed for when I was young in the '80s. Now it's considered unaccessible to many readers.
 
2017-09-14 06:11:19 AM  
Do you chew your food?

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2017-09-14 06:17:44 AM  
With their "craft burgers" McDonald's now asks when ordering these burgers that annoyingly pretentious question, "What protein do you want on your sandwich?"
 
2017-09-14 06:18:47 AM  

Shakespeare's Monkey: I like food. I've even eaten it.


You Monster!
 
2017-09-14 06:34:22 AM  

Jake Havechek: The thing is, later on, all you have to show for your seared Ahi tuna steaks is a pile of crap.


Everything I eat turns to shiat.
 
2017-09-14 06:38:35 AM  

JulieAzel626: With their "craft burgers" McDonald's now asks when ordering these burgers that annoyingly pretentious question, "What protein do you want on your sandwich?"


LOL! Based on the drive-through menu sign along i haven't tried these. But i did find it entertaining. Wife and i recently tried a new Burger King burger; it was disgusting. Huge, just way too much.
 
2017-09-14 06:40:55 AM  
Aldi has ribs for sale
 
2017-09-14 06:42:59 AM  

Shakespeare's Monkey: Do you chew your food?

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Hello sir it depends
 
2017-09-14 06:44:19 AM  

AphexKhant: Shakespeare's Monkey: I like food. I've even eaten it.

You Monster!


We like to view each other as slow comets
 
2017-09-14 06:48:19 AM  

sinko swimo: JulieAzel626: With their "craft burgers" McDonald's now asks when ordering these burgers that annoyingly pretentious question, "What protein do you want on your sandwich?"

LOL! Based on the drive-through menu sign along i haven't tried these. But i did find it entertaining. Wife and i recently tried a new Burger King burger; it was disgusting. Huge, just way too much.


I...what?

I'm sorry, I just didn't realize that a burger could be TOO big.
 
2017-09-14 06:49:44 AM  
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This is not foodieism, this is saying fark V8
 
2017-09-14 06:55:06 AM  
We're supposed to ask where, when and how our food was produced. If you recall the two weeks that "farm to table" was a thing (before being rightfully called out as bullsh*t), the restaurant will lie to you. Once you've tortured your server by grilling her about whether the immigrants who picked the veggies for your salad have a dental plan, ask her how much she makes an hour.

/ then realize you are a terrible person
 
2017-09-14 07:19:43 AM  

libranoelrose: Aldi has ribs for sale


East Of England Co-OP had them on offer a while back, 2 full racks for under a tenner, they were yummy.
However, Chicago does the best ribs at the Ribs and Blues bars...
 
2017-09-14 07:19:47 AM  
I do not know when the tend of photographing your food became a thing.  I've always hated it.
I also hate the term 'foodie'.  I am happy to switch it off to 'food snob'.  But the one thing I will not change is that when I see those pictures, that is 'food porn'.  That's not going away.

Anyway...  There have been many times where I've been in a nice place and my plate comes, and I take a moment to marvel at its presentation.  I then proceed to disassemble and eat it.  The idea of taking a photo to show it off to the world makes no sense to me.  It's MY food.  Not yours.  I see no need to show off the food that I have, and you don't.

On the other hand - if you make it yourself...  There you get a pass.  That's not being a snob.  That's being an artist and showing off your work.
 
2017-09-14 07:26:42 AM  

NoahBuddy: granolasteak: The typos...the grammar...who the hell writes this 6th grade muck?

DON'T YOU GO HATING ON THE WRITING WORDS PERSON! NOT COOL MANG!


I honestly wish the person who wrote this would literally be force-fed human shiat until they die.  Additionally i would like them   quartered,  and ground in to low grade pig slop along with all their flunkie libtard friends and packed into shipping containers bound for  a factory farming operation in El Salvador.

Bitter, party of one!?  BIT TER party of one, your table is ready!
 
2017-09-14 07:37:19 AM  
I went to the Inn at Little Washington, once... a four star restaurant about thirty miles from DC.  My wife and I were celebrating the sale of a townhouse and our upcoming divorce (I found out later), so the four hundred dollar price tag was cheerfully accepted.

I'd like to say that it was a disappointment; but, everything was literally perfect... NOT four hundred dollars perfect but there was literally NOTHING wrong with anything they served... even the pre-meal bread was spectacular.  The owner/chef looks like he might be a James Bond villain in his spare time (great cheekbones).

I would recommend it, once.  But, I have no urge to go back.  I mostly make my own food... anything that arouses my interest.  Most recently, I made Arepas a few times with various fillings.  Not entirely sure how I feel about them... Chili was the best filling and North Carolina barbecue was a spectacular failure as a filling.

But, in the larger sense, aren't we all just fillings for the arepa that IS the universe we live in?  The answer is, "No"...

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2017-09-14 07:40:05 AM  
I consider myself a food explorer. always trying new stuff and often learning to make the foods from scratch. Houston and the surrounding area are great for the nice variety of food types. Yeah, Houston has its pretentious places, but there are many more authentic and/or down-to-earth restaurants just serving good food.

The only pictures I take are the picture of the my grill or bbq pit when they are loaded up.
 
2017-09-14 07:41:01 AM  

berylman: I don't care who you are you should give a damn about what you eat.  It doesn't mean you have to get weird and deferential to others about it your preferences..
That said I can;t get enough Porcini mushrooms!
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You seem like a fungi!
 
2017-09-14 07:42:03 AM  

durbnpoisn: I do not know when the tend of photographing your food became a thing.  I've always hated it.
I also hate the term 'foodie'.  I am happy to switch it off to 'food snob'.  But the one thing I will not change is that when I see those pictures, that is 'food porn'.  That's not going away.

Anyway...  There have been many times where I've been in a nice place and my plate comes, and I take a moment to marvel at its presentation.  I then proceed to disassemble and eat it.  The idea of taking a photo to show it off to the world makes no sense to me.  It's MY food.  Not yours.  I see no need to show off the food that I have, and you don't.

On the other hand - if you make it yourself...  There you get a pass.  That's not being a snob.  That's being an artist and showing off your work.


But, how else will my mom know how well I'm doing now that I'm out of her basement?
 
2017-09-14 07:42:07 AM  
I guess I'll stick with the label glutton. I love high end meals for their taste and presentation, and I also love grabbing a sloppy meal at the drive-through.

My chef sibling gifted me Thomas McNaughton's pasta cookbook and I'm getting excited over learning to make fresh pasta.
 
2017-09-14 07:49:45 AM  

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2017-09-14 07:54:34 AM  
Growing up, we had a term for people that obsess over food and find outsized pleasure in its consumption.


Fat.
 
2017-09-14 07:54:46 AM  
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I have spent decades....decades.... looking for that ham and now it is just in front of my glassy eyes.
 
2017-09-14 07:58:56 AM  
I really hate the term "foodie" (and yes I get how hipster that is).  I agree when Anthony Bourdain described most Asian people as qualifying as foodies; having an appreciation for your food and having high standards of quality is a birthright in some parts of the world and not as important as others.  I enjoy my electric orange nacho cheese and bread that doesn't go stale for two weeks like other red blooded Americans and I don't disparage them for it but I wish our national standards of what is considered "good" food was a little higher.  Snobbery doesn't have to go with high standards (unless you're a jerk)
 
2017-09-14 07:59:25 AM  

durbnpoisn: I do not know when the tend of photographing your food became a thing.  I've always hated it.
I also hate the term 'foodie'.  I am happy to switch it off to 'food snob'.  But the one thing I will not change is that when I see those pictures, that is 'food porn'.  That's not going away.

Anyway...  There have been many times where I've been in a nice place and my plate comes, and I take a moment to marvel at its presentation.  I then proceed to disassemble and eat it.  The idea of taking a photo to show it off to the world makes no sense to me.  It's MY food.  Not yours.  I see no need to show off the food that I have, and you don't.

On the other hand - if you make it yourself...  There you get a pass.  That's not being a snob.  That's being an artist and showing off your work.


Mostly agreed.  Always hated "foodie".  However "food snob" was avoided because it is simultaneously elitist and derogatory towards those labeled. I'd be happier with food nut or food fan or food hobbyist.  Hell even "foodster" (which is awful don't get me wrong) would have been better than foodie.

/getting one of those alien word feelings looking at "f o o d" too many times
 
2017-09-14 08:00:19 AM  

gunsmack: We're supposed to ask where, when and how our food was produced. If you recall the two weeks that "farm to table" was a thing (before being rightfully called out as bullsh*t), the restaurant will lie to you. Once you've tortured your server by grilling her about whether the immigrants who picked the veggies for your salad have a dental plan, ask her how much she makes an hour.

/ then realize you are a terrible person


We had a "sustainable farming" restaurant that claimed to have all locally sourced food.  The food was really quite tasty, healthy, and well prepared, but with smaller (human sized) portions, and you're never going to convince me that the rice/avocados/etc. they served was grown in New England (not that I cared.)

The locals destroyed it on all the reviews because it was comparatively expensive, and didn't serve triple sized portions with enough left over bring home for an extra meal or two.  Lasted about three months.
 
2017-09-14 08:02:12 AM  

JulieAzel626: With their "craft burgers" McDonald's now asks when ordering these burgers that annoyingly pretentious question, "What protein do you want on your sandwich?"


I tell them I want the liver of a census taker and a nice Chianti.  They don't get it.
 
2017-09-14 08:03:21 AM  
"Foodie" has never been anything other than a puerile word morons use to describe themselves because they like to eat. "Food snob" is only marginally better. If they want to revel in the fact that they like to overpay for exotic prepared foods, they should use the term "epicure," which has the added value of being both more accurate AND more elitist.

But of course it'll never catch on, because as I said, most "foodies" are idiots.
 
2017-09-14 08:04:30 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: JulieAzel626: With their "craft burgers" McDonald's now asks when ordering these burgers that annoyingly pretentious question, "What protein do you want on your sandwich?"

I tell them I want the liver of a census taker and a nice Chianti.  They don't get it.


You're trying to test them.
 
2017-09-14 08:16:37 AM  
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2017-09-14 08:18:48 AM  
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Taste the salt you guys. You became from oceanic veiolence...well possibly...im not sure
 
2017-09-14 08:20:22 AM  
Overpriced food markets, bizarre products asparagus water, and bamboozling fad diets are just as much the enemy as junk that rots your insides. It's not about only eating 'artisanal' food, whatever that is, or making sure your dinner is Instagrammable, or falling for the latest trend (although all of those things can be fun)

No, see that's where you're wrong. It IS about that. Self-described foodies ARE into annoying food trends, and ARE judgmental about things that they *think* are bad or good for you in food even if they have no actual idea or data, and it IS about sanctimoniously conflating the quality of food with whether it adheres to your social ideals.

I love food, I love cooking, and I appreciate good ingredients. I also understand and am sympathetic to causes like fair trade and environmentally responsible farming practices. But, I'm sorry, it doesn't make the food worse if it isn't fair trade. You can't taste the pesticides, and they don't make the food kill you. My grandma was an amazing cook, and she sure as sh*t wasn't shopping at Whole Foods. Stop confusing "tasty" with "makes me feel good about myself".
 
2017-09-14 08:24:11 AM  
What happened to the word gourmand? I'm going to bring that back to describe "foodies."

While I'm at it, no more "selfies" it's "self-portraits" from now on.
 
2017-09-14 08:25:27 AM  
I just prefer food that doesn't suck.
 
2017-09-14 08:35:39 AM  

serfdood: I just prefer food that doesn't suck.


takes the leech stew back to the kitchen
 
2017-09-14 08:37:10 AM  
Like most things.  People can be informed, or ill informed.  Food is no exception.  People are suckers for marketing.  They want to be part of the in crowd.  They don't understand how a statistically sound study should be conducted.  They can't read past the headlines, to see if the media reported conclusions are even what the person conducting the study was trying to measure.  They want a miracle food that will cure them of all their bad eating and exercise habits.  They're terrible at diagnosing their own health problems.
 
2017-09-14 08:50:28 AM  

berylman: I don't care who you are you should give a damn about what you eat.  It doesn't mean you have to get weird and deferential to others about it your preferences..
That said I can;t get enough Porcini mushrooms!
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2017-09-14 09:00:57 AM  
I'm surprised most self described foodies don't go hunting.
 
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