Here at EYB, we happen to intensely dislike the word "foodie"
and try to avoid using it, but in this case it may be appropriate.
At least BuzzFeed, in their list of 22 Problems Only
Foodies Will Understand, thinks so. So, take this test and find
out how many of these strike a chord - and may mark a tiny
obsession. We should note that we've only listed the criteria -
there are humerous videos, photos, and captions if you link to the
- The never-ending need to try new foods.
- The overwhelming need to order something different
everytime you eat out.
- Not being able to order the same thing someone at your
tabled ordered, because that would be insane.
- Lying about where all your money goes.
- Risking your vacation by eating authentic street
- Being called a "foodie" from people who think they're
trying to be cute.
- Waiting in line, seemingly forever, just to try the
- Driving hours to try the "best taco you've ever
- Understanding what a "deconstructed" dish is, but not
what The Restoration was.
- Not understanding people who think seafood is
- Getting irrationally angry when chain restaurants try to
- Getting jealous when you see what the guy at the table
next to you ordered.
- Resisting throttling people when they say plebian
things, like "cilantro tastes like soap."
- Realizing you are eating something awesome that you
probably will never eat again.
- Lamenting the fact that you never ate at El
- Constantly searching for the perfect "crunch" or "acid"
factor in a dish.
- Planning your trips around the business hours of
- Feeling obligated to try the food from every food truck
- Fighting the urge to consistently watch food
- When you use terms like "macerate" and "sous-vide," much
to the chagrin of others.
- Facing the fact that you will never be
They don't mention how many you have to identify with to label
yourself as food-centric (or foodie if you prefer), but we'd pretty
much guess that 10 or more pretty squarely puts you there.
Photo by J Aaron