Wikipedia defines “foodie” –
A foodie is a person who has an ardent or refined interest in food and alcoholic beverages. A foodie seeks new food experiences as a hobby rather than simply eating out of convenience or hunger.
Urban Dictionary gets right to the point –
“A douchebag who likes food”.
Apparently anyone can be a foodie. Membership requires nothing more than inflated ego, unflappable willingness to declare yourself “expert” because you can spell umami but not pretentious, determination to forsake anything that actually matters, and the belief someone cares what you had for lunch.
Foodies are everywhere, relentless Instagrams witness every morsel to cross their lips. Snippets of foodie jibber-jabber permeate the land. Self absorbed social media nincompoops behaving like king of the douchbags with nary a blink.
We all enjoy a good meal. Write a review once in a while, share recipes, watch the Food Network, throw dinner parties, eat at a new restaurant every night. But please, I’m begging you – refrain from being the arrogant know it all.