What does being a foodie mean?

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Last updated on December 7th, 2023 at 06:17 am

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My definition of foodie

I used to think that “foodie” means someone who loves eating yummy food, knowing the food trends and where to find the most delicious food and all.

That’s also one of the reasons why I used to strive being a restaurant content creator.

I get to be one of the first to dine-in and try the latest food and places in town. And more than that, I could get the most coveted seats in some of the top restaurants without months of waiting and even off-menu dishes that the public couldn’t order.

As I get to try more gastronomic dishes that are made from the finest ingredients and standard, I got more and more curious about the depth of this journey, beyond the surface.

I started expanding my knowledge in food, cooking techniques, cuisines and cultures. I read a lot and I ask a lot of questions to equip myself with more knowledge and experience.

I realize that it’s an ongoing learning journey and here is the biggest part that excites me:

Food became something that is not only stimulating for my tastebuds but also stimulating me intellectually.

Some food connoisseurs hate to be associated to the term “foodie” because most mainstream foodies aren’t that discerning or expert in knowledge like them.

Well, to each of its own.

I think that “foodie” is a simple term to say that you love food. Whether you’re a Year 1 foodie or a Year 88 foodie, we all start from somewhere.

To me, being a foodie means more than just enjoying and appreciating delicious food or knowing where to eat a certain dish. It’s also more than finding your own group of foodie buddies to dine out together.

It’s about knowing how to appreciate and choose food that nourish and heal my mind, body and soul, or even broaden my horizons.

So these are what being a foodie mean to me. It’s a very unique and individualistic journey.

What does being a foodie mean to you? Do share with me in the comments below.


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