Would not seem nearly as pretentious. So here is my rant. Ever since I became more active with Twitter, and especially after doing the Corks and Cupcakes event for Emerging Chefs, I have found myself surrounded by self-proclaimed foodies.
That’s all fine and good, but I think the definition is a very subjective matter.
For instance, http://www.dictionary.com defines it as:
[foo-dee] Show IPA
I enjoy food. I think meals should be events. I look at food as more than just essential sustenance. (this is not the place to get into the discussion that this attitude towards food leads to obesity. )
This alone, might qualify someone to designate themselves as a foodie.
But not to the foodie snobs. The elitist foodies. No, for you to be allowed to group yourself with them, you must put all forms of unmentionable and unpalatable things in your system.
Here’s the thing, and I will put it in all caps so you understand: THERE ARE CERTAIN THINGS THAT WILL NEVER. EVER. GO IN MY MOUTH! EVER. NEVER.
The fact that I don’t want to eat an animal’s vital organs should not disqualify me from being a foodie. Consider the definition for offal (and really, is it a coincidence that it sounds just like awful?)