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Is “foodie” a pejorative term, complimentary, or both?

kelvin_of_ranard | Sep 27, 201903:49 AM     62

I generally regard “foodie” to be a pejorative versus complimentary term, unless the intent is manifestly positive. I accept that having particular “tastes” in food or dress may be unusual to some, but it doesn’t make someone “a snob”, and has nothing to do with socio-economic status. There are more “friendly” arguments over Black-eyed pea and meatloaf recipes than Black or White Sea Bass, and formal training is not a prerequisite! In sum, challenge those who use the term to confirm intent, because it may have been intended an insult!

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