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Difference between a chowhound and food snob

What would the difference be in your estimation?

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  1. This is the start of a good thread and I'm going to weigh in before I weigh in on the "I'm better/Insult you" thread.

    Snob: Has a lot of food knowledge and derives pleasure from PROVING it to others.

    Hound: Has a lot of food knowledge and derives pleasure from SHARING with others...to everyone's benefit...Win/win.

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    1. re: Monch

      I really like where you're coming from. Good on you! Hope to hear from more CHers.

      1. re: Monch

        Exactly!

        I am a bit fearful of weighing b/c I am so new to Chowhound. But, from what I've seen here, a chowhound likes to discuss food. A food snob likes to discuss himself/herself under the guise of food.

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        1. The FS looks for the show.
          The CH looks for the chow.

          1. pet analogy.

            FS wants a pedigree breed to enjoy.

            CH is just as happy with a cool mutt (but purebreds are good too).

            1. Jfood will go out to dinner and enjoy a meal with a Chowhound.