A good counter to the "Foodie Fatigue" linked
story atop this thread -- including the line...
"I'm all for people knowing and appreciating where their food came from
and learning how to cook. It's when we start to look down on someone for
their love of a particular fast food chain (Wendy's spicy chicken, anyone?) or
other pedestrian interests and tastes that these so-called 'foodies' lose my
respect...if everyone loved only bacon and cupcakes and whatever else is 'in'
as much as food writers have touted, what a boring world we would live in"
...can be found online on the equally
Chicago web publication, Gapers Block.