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What is your definition of a true "Foodie"?

jarona | Mar 30, 2013 01:21 PM

I pose this question because I think the term "foodie" has been overused to the point of vagueness these days. I've come across people who consider themselves "foodies", but balk at eating pig cheeks or sweetbreads or even balk at spending time to make rilettes or an involved recipe for a decent pate or confit. I know some self-described "foodies" who will eat out at chain restaurants five times a week and pontificate about the greatness of the food because of the quantity. Not quality. I also realize that some folks are offended by the term "foodie". Whatever. In my opinion, a true foodie is someone who understands what goes into a recipe...who will travel quite a bit for one great meal..someone who will take the time to cook the best meal possible and someone who reads a cookbook to get an understanding of the food they are cooking. I dunno. Honestly, as much as I cook...and bake..and will try anything without being grossed out, I don't know if I qualify to be a true "foodie" ...what's your opinion on this????

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