With the takeover of delicious food and entertainment shows on social media and TV, it’s no surprise that many of us spend more and more time in the kitchen. If you have noticed yourself collecting cookbooks, or spend half a day at the farmer’s market trying to decide which new recipe to try, you might have become more than just a home cook. If any of these ‘signs’ sound familiar, you might have earned a new characteristic – foodie.
What does ‘being a foodie’ actually mean?
Being a foodie is a really fun and easy hobby to have. However, in order to ‘earn the title’, you should first know what the term actually means. Foodies:
Have a zealous and refined taste in food.
Cook and eat food because of pleasure, interest and hobby rather than only out of hunger and gluttony.
Feel a great need to discover something that they have never tasted before.
There are a few similar terms that refer to people who enjoy food. However, they are simply not suitable for the description above. A gourmet is particularly interested in fine dining and food. A gourmand, on the other hand, is a person who enjoys eating, but that usually means that they simply eat a great quantity of food.
If these things seem familiar, you might very well be a foodie!
1. You decide which restaurant or grocery store is next on the visiting agenda based on the likes and dislikes of famous chefs
What can be more enticing than a famous chef’s favourite recipe or restaurant? A real foodie will keep track of where they enjoy eating, their cooking tips and tricks and of course – kitchen utensils they can’t live without. Besides, those recipes would be perfect for your next dinner party or summer vacation, right?