Saturday, July 17, 2010
I asked the question on Twitter, several times, and got no response! My journalistic instincts went to work, and I started to research.
I read websites, and blogs of those who are "foodies." I thought I was starting to understand. But I was just sure exactly what makes one a "foodie."
Then, I set out to find definitions, and meanings. I thought surely that was the ticket! The following are a few, of what I came up with:
Foodies.com says... On the curriculum vitae of a foodie, "eating" is listed as a hobby. The foodie lives to eat. A true foodie clings to all things culinary.
Wordnetweb A person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment, especially food and drink.
Wiktionary: A person with special interest or knowledge of food, a gourmet.
Wikipedia: An informal term for a particular class of aficionado of food and drink.
I thought, I could kind of be a foodie, until reading those definitions. I'm way off the mark!
I don't consider "eating," a hobby. Although Mr. Husband may say different. I don't have a refined "sensuous." I just know what taste good to me. My knowledge of food is limited, and I certainly don't consider myself a gourmet. I don't THINK I qualify as an aficionado of anything. Lastly, I don't drink! Unless you count Coke.
With further research, I tried to determine if I have what takes to one day be a foodie. That research led me here:
Aficionado: a person likes, knows about, and appreciates a fervently pursued interest or activity.
Gourmet: A connoisseur of food and drink.
Connoisseur: One who understands the details, technique, or principles of an art and is competent to act as a critical judge.
I like food very much, and I'm pursuing more of an interest in foods I'm not used to cooking, or eating. My understanding is limited, although I do have a few techniques of my own. Finally, I realized I could be a "foodie in training."
Foodie in training is a fair. That's better than foodie wannabe!