from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Slang A person who has an ardent or refined interest in food; a gourmet: "in the culinary fast lane, where surprises are expected and foodies beg to be thrilled” ( Boston Globe).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A person with a special interest in or knowledge of food, a gourmet.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
So they actually associated the term foodie with avoiding being the kind of snob they associated with old-school gourmets.
The first thing you learn hanging around chefs is that most of them disdain even the word "foodie."
Since moving to the Silver Lake area, it's been beneficial living in such close proximity to Koreatown, what J & I refer to as a foodie goldmine.
The primary reason I do not like the word foodie is that, aside from the fact that there is no single, clear definition of the word, in the 1300 square feet known as The Delicious World from which I rarely escape, “foodie” has usually been interchangeable with “gourmand” or “epicure.”
Though the use of the word foodie may change over time, Baumann says, as most language does, that doesn't mean the associations attached to it will.
The word foodie itself, turns out, was borne from the very squeamishness the word can incite today.
It's a word - like "foodie" - I'd like to see the end of.
Vikas said ... hello trupti!! iam here from blog of asha ji!!! to say my taste budds made me to be in foodie blogs ... and one more thing brought me to ur blog is that ashaji today mentioned some of gujju bloggers on her blog ... so here iam garvi gujrati on ur blog:)
Basically, what it comes down to is that the word foodie has a negative connotation to me because some others think it’s an utterly positive description of their snobby-ass selves.
I got called a foodie on a neighborhood forum once for posting a recipe for white fish with lemon butter sauce.
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