Let’s just agree to banish the psuedo-word “foodie”, shall we? It’s pretentious as all hell. (And this coming from someone who is frequently accused of being pretentious) If you are pathetic enough to refer to yourself with this moniker (which, unfortunately, I’ve actually heard people do), you should probably know that we, that is all of humanity, think you’re just a jerk who likes to pay too much for your groceries. Congratulations! You know who Alice Waters is! You’ve read “In defense of food” ! I don’t object to eating healthily, to knowing where your food comes from, to taking time to cook and eat with family and friends. I do object to food being a status symbol. Food should not be a sign of class division.
Get over yourself. It’s food. You buy it, you cook it, you eat it. If food has become the sole measure of your self-esteem, or the marker of what sets you apart from others, you’ve got a problem.