I have to wonder if it is because a lot of food knowledge is now out there for the public that did not used to be? I say this because it appears to me that the people most furious at foodies seem to be people who have gone to school for food and work in the food industry. It kind of feels like food snobbery and elitism to me.
Well you know what? Food is for everybody. Deal with it.
For me, I started studying food 15 years ago and have not stopped. No, I did not go to culinary school but I have taken a few classes with chefs. Do I think this makes me a food professional? Not at all! Thanks to health problems, I can not be one even if I wanted to.
Not everyone can go to school and study what they love but there is nothing wrong with learning about food from home. Why does it make you so mad that people in the general public care about food as much as you do? Why is it less honoured because the food is cooked at home instead of an industrial kitchen?
I love that I do not have to go to a fancy restaurant to have delicious food. That I make it myself and eat fantastic dishes and save money by doing so. No, it probably will not be as perfect a meal than a posh restaurant’s but because I can control the fat and salt content, it probably will be healthier.
And please, stop calling us fat. This foodie is health conscious and exercises five days a week. I am not obese and am not obsessed with gluttonous thoughts. I do love food and find it fascinating but it does not run my life. Cooking and baking is fun for me, stop raining on our foodie parade you big bunch of food bullies.
The term foodie means we love and care about food. We are food enthusiasts. Perhaps you have lost the joy you had for food and you are just jealous? Well, get over it and stop taking it out on us.
Do not let the haters get you down my fellow foodies!