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Saturday, January 03, 2015

I'm a Foodie and Proud of It!

Apparently there is a call to ban the word foodie.  Foodie by definition is a gourmet, or a person who has an ardent or refined interest in food and alcoholic beverages [1]. The term began in the 1980s giving rise to the Food Network, celebrity chefs, and specialty cookbooks and periodicals.  The interest in food as a hobby has been instrumental in the rise of specialized kitchenware stores and more importantly the food blog.  You seriously cannot be a food blogger without enjoying food!  Despite criticism of the word being childlike, it does no harm and has brought an undeniable awareness to food.  The word aptly describes how many of us feel about food.  As a result of the influence of foodies, folks everywhere are discovering and experimenting with new foods.  They are getting to know local food producers.  They are demanding greater food safety, organic foods, improved labeling, and putting pressure on the food industry to remove harmful food additives.   They have brought social awareness to how our food is produced, how our growers are compensated, improved how animals are treated and how our food production affects our environment.  Foodies are passing their love for food to their children as well.  In short the foodie movement has been nothing but positive.  To those wanting to ban the use of the word foodie, I say hogwash!  I'm a foodie and proud of it!

1. Foodie definition

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