Are You a Foodie?

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agnesrob
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Are You a Foodie? - Sun, 01/27/13 3:12 PM
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My whole life I have felt out of sync with what is popular and accepted. I always kept my unique interests a little bit of a secret. For example my interest in "B" horror movies, Godzilla and other horror movies, Star Trek( yes I was a trekkie!) back when it was first on TV.
None of my friends were into food like me. I would read cook books all of the time and make lunches, dinners and desserts for my Mom & Dad and others. It wasn't until my 30's I heard wind of people who were called "Foodies" through Gourmet magazine and other sources. That was when I also first heard of the Sterns. Well I guess that a foodie was  one of the things I was my whole life along with, I'm sure many other nerdy things. Anyone else?

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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Sun, 01/27/13 3:41 PM
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I'm an eater. I don't really like the term foodie, as it symbolizes  snooty  and uppity to me,
or in other words the opposite of RF.
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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Sun, 01/27/13 4:25 PM
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I kind of like this description/definition of a foodie, which has expanded beyond the snooty version:
http://www.slashfood.com/...at-is-a-foodie-anyway/

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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Sun, 01/27/13 4:58 PM
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I don't think foodie is being snooty. I like food even though I can't eat that much anymore. I am interested in my local restaurants and what they offer and what they are doing even if I can't go to many anymore. I call that being a foodie even if I have to eat ramen at home right now. 
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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Sun, 01/27/13 5:05 PM
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Snooty & uppity?

Sign me up!

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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Sun, 01/27/13 5:26 PM
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CCinNJ


Snooty & uppity?

Sign me up!

Your name is first on the list! LOL!!

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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Sun, 01/27/13 5:29 PM
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I'm a foodie, hence I hate being disappointed when I have high expectations, only to be sadly disappointed by a recomended place. This happened yesterday!

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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Sun, 01/27/13 5:51 PM
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Snooty and uppity??  I have been a chef all my life.  I guess that makes me foodie-something but surely NOT snooty and uppity!   

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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Sun, 01/27/13 6:23 PM
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lleechef, I guess that's what I'm getting at. I think I was born a chef or cook if you will. I love to cook, eat, explore new eats and beyond! When I was younger though, I felt somewhat isolated. 
It's also why I resent being called a Trekkie! Should I? Probably not. If I have learned one thing in my life it's that I should be happy in what I am!! 

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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Sun, 01/27/13 6:28 PM
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I know how to do the Vulcan grip.

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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Sun, 01/27/13 6:31 PM
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CCinNJ


I know how to do the Vulcan grip.

I think we all suspected that.

agnesrob
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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Mon, 01/28/13 5:17 PM
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1bbqboy


CCinNJ


I know how to do the Vulcan grip.

I think we all suspected that.

Hey, I'm impressed!

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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Mon, 01/28/13 5:59 PM
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Can you do the Vulcan sign with both hands?

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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Mon, 01/28/13 6:07 PM
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I have the Vulcan salute down to a science with my left-hand.

It's a little bit of a crooked salute with my right-hand.

I'm practicing.

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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Mon, 01/28/13 7:20 PM
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Agnesrob, you remind me of me. Besides a passion for food and eating out, I share your affection for Japanese monster films and B-grade horror films, especially the ones from the 1950s. I also post regularly on the Classic Horror Film Board and there's a thread there with almost 700 pages of puns and jokes regarding Tabonga the tree monster from the low budget "classic" FROM HELL IT CAME. If you haven't already discovered CHFB, you really ought to check it out.

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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Mon, 01/28/13 7:57 PM
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Thanks Bob for the info! My kids also suffer from my affliction! so we'll all check out the site!

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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Mon, 01/28/13 9:15 PM
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Carolina Bob and Agnesrob you're my heroes. I like all these and more. My tastes in everything are so varied. CCinNJ sounds like you would be fun to hang with.  

CCinNJ
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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Mon, 01/28/13 9:54 PM
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That's what they tell me Texascajun.


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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Mon, 01/28/13 10:42 PM
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I like to eat.  I like to travel.  I like to cook.  And I even have a food blog.
 
Those probably qualify me as one, but I'm not particularly caring whether or not that makes me a "foodie".

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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Tue, 01/29/13 10:50 AM
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Davydd


Can you do the Vulcan sign with both hands?

Yes.  However, I think the mind meld would be far more interesting. :)

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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Tue, 01/29/13 12:10 PM
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I thoroughly enjoy cooking, and eating, and experimenting. But to me, "foodie" has a negative connotation. As has been said earlier, it implies snobby and uptight...like someone who would rather have two teaspoons of vegetables and a sliver of meat all alone in the middle of a huge plate, drizzled with some exotic blend of truffle oil and spices instead of a huge rack of ribs that requires 37 napkins to eat. You know?
 
But then I have an issue with almost anything people add an "ie" onto the end of to indicate a group of people. If it's the people in the group saying it, it sounds pretentious. And if it's people outside the group saying it, it sounds condescending.
 
*To me. All y'all can certainly feel differently about it, and more power to you!
 
Edit:
Just read the link from Slashfood, and while they insist that "foodie" is essentially the common man's word, it just isn't to me.
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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Tue, 01/29/13 1:16 PM
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Call me a foodie, call me anything, just don't call me late for dinner. 

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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Tue, 01/29/13 7:19 PM
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The answer is, yes.

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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Tue, 01/29/13 7:49 PM
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I haven't decided yet.

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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Tue, 01/29/13 9:02 PM
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I plan all of our family trips around restaurants, If Disneyland happens to be in the way, so be it...........Being in the Food business for 35 yrs, you live it, it's in your blood............pnwchef

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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Wed, 01/30/13 10:32 AM
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I'm a Roadfood kind of guy. I like all kinds of lunch counters, BBQ joints, clam shacks, pizza places, steak houses, Cajun cooking and dairy bars. TV watchers would describe me as a Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives kind of guy. When it comes to cooking my own meals, I don't go beyond the basics - spaghetti, hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches, etc. Does that make me a Foodie? I don't know.
 

 
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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Mon, 02/4/13 8:57 AM
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You can call me Ray.  Or you can call me Jay. Or you can call me Rayjay ............
 
The term 'foodie' to me always had a negative connotation, but in the words of S. E. Hinton, that was then, this is now.
 
I like food, it's as simple as that.
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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Mon, 02/4/13 5:04 PM
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eruby, I know what you mean about labels. They can be a bad thing unless you label yourself, in that, you have finally found a kindred, or many!. For many years I felt like I didn't fit in or was weird (which I may still be ).
I can talk to people about all kinds of hotdogs, natural casing or not, mentioning their number to pound ratio. I'm always willing to debate dry versus wet aging of beef. And then there's how to make the perfect corned beef hash or that homemade tomato aspic I made my Mom for lunch when I was nine years old. For as long as I can remember whenever anyone I knew went out for dinner or to a party my first question was never "did you have a good time?" but "what did you have to eat?", even as a child.
I think that when I first read the term "foodie" in an old Gourmet magazine, when in my 20's, it was more of a revelation than an insult. I am many other things too, Mom to 3, wife and sci-fi nerd, along with that bad horror film thing I love.
I love the saying "Some people eat to live, I live to eat!" For me, I guess, the term "Foodie" is not derogatory but an affirmation that I'm not that weird and at least to some, I belong!

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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Mon, 02/4/13 5:28 PM
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You belong.

In the acknowledgement section of the book The Lexicon of Real American Food the Sterns thank the "opinionated foodies of Roadfood.com"...

I am both crazie and spookie for remembering that.

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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Mon, 02/4/13 5:50 PM
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Thanks, CC! I love being crazie and spookie!

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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Mon, 02/4/13 6:02 PM
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If I'm thinking about what I'll have for dinner while eating lunch does that qualify me?

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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Mon, 02/4/13 6:35 PM
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You qualify before the meal is served...with cool table paraphernalia.

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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Mon, 02/4/13 6:39 PM
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mar52


If I'm thinking about what I'll have for dinner while eating lunch does that qualify me?

You bet it does, Mar!!

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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Mon, 02/4/13 6:40 PM
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CCinNJ


You qualify before the meal is served...with cool table paraphernalia.




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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Mon, 02/4/13 7:40 PM
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Oh yeah!
 
 

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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Mon, 02/4/13 8:17 PM
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When I was a kid it was all fresh meat and fresh veggies.  The "spice cabinet" had Morton's salt and McCormick's ground black pepper.  The fridge had French's yellow mustard and Heinz' Ketchup.  An "exotic" meal involved Chef Boyardee's "Spaghetti Dinner Kit-in-a-box", complete with some dry stuff I called "par-meez-zi-han".
 
That was half a century ago.  Since, I have come to enjoy deep fried stuff, sauces, and even most charcuterie.  I still can't "do" sweetbreads, tripe, 'gamey' meats, or anything that is not muscle.  Progress, I'd say, but still well short of "foodie"! 
 
BTW: I have always been able easily to perform a two-handed "Vulcan salute".  Clean upbringing, I guess.  
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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Mon, 02/4/13 8:35 PM
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Only tourists with empty pockets at the end of the day... salute with both hands here.

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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Mon, 02/4/13 8:48 PM
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I can and have always been able to do the two handed Vulcan salute! And Jim, I have never felt it is the "snootiness" of the food I enjoy but the enjoyment of said food that has made me a lover of food (aka a foodie)!! 
CCinNJ, you're a hoot! love your input!!

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Re:Are You a Foodie? - Mon, 02/4/13 8:50 PM
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Thank you Agnes. I salute you (in streetwise Vulcan foodie).