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Newspaper columnist's rant against foodie culture

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luvsummer Mar 15, 2011 10:48 AM

I have to admit, this gave me a good chuckle:

http://www.boston.com/lifestyle/food/...

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  1. Bob W RE: luvsummer Mar 15, 2011 11:18 AM

    I think Adam Richman would be honored to be described as a "John Belushi look-alike."

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      Isolda RE: luvsummer Mar 15, 2011 12:04 PM

      Alex Beam is an irrelevant blowhard. People here just ignore him.

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        WNYamateur RE: Isolda Mar 15, 2011 12:55 PM

        Wow. Yeah. I see why.

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          Just Visiting RE: WNYamateur Mar 15, 2011 05:09 PM

          And how original, just a couple of weeks after the Atlantic Monthly piece.Which he admits to having read.

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            LaLa RE: Just Visiting Mar 17, 2011 11:03 AM

            He really isn't a very good writer.....besides being stupid.

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          LindaWhit RE: Isolda Mar 17, 2011 05:59 AM

          Seriously LOVE MC Slim JB's response in the comments section of the editiorial. :-)

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            chowser RE: Isolda Mar 17, 2011 11:06 AM

            He's the foodie version of the Tea Party!

          2. dave_c RE: luvsummer Mar 16, 2011 07:46 AM

            Irony, he has a job due to the foodie culture/fad.

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              Isolda RE: dave_c Mar 17, 2011 12:22 PM

              No, his job is just to write a column for the Boston Globe. He writes/complains about everything. He rarely writes about food.

            2. babette feasts RE: luvsummer Mar 16, 2011 06:35 PM

              But I /like/ salsify.

              : )

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                buttertart RE: babette feasts Mar 17, 2011 07:52 AM

                Me too, and I first ate it on my honeymoon in Montréal, well before there was such a concept as "foodie". Honestly.

              2. chicgail RE: luvsummer Mar 17, 2011 01:00 AM

                What a jerk.

                1. sunshine842 RE: luvsummer Mar 17, 2011 03:29 AM

                  when it's written with enough humor to make the foodies chuckle at themselves, it might get the point across.

                  But when it comes across as a wild-eyed, foaming-at-the-mouth rant complete with screaming and flapping of arms, it's just reason to stop reading.

                  Not everybody has to be a foodie...but if the foodie movement makes people stop and think about what they're putting in their mouth (instead of just shoving calorie bombs into the hole in their face)...it's had a positive effect.

                  Fresh ingredients raised by actual people (as opposed to machines and profit calculators) is a good thing for a lot of reasons.

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                    Isolda RE: sunshine842 Mar 17, 2011 12:26 PM

                    I don't know if I'm a foodie or not. I just call myself one (without irony or snobbery) so that people understand that I like to buy, cook and eat really good food and that it's a hobby of mine. I find it bizarre that such a hobby could offend someone.

                    I don't "get" gardening, but I don't see a need to mock someone searching for the perfect tomato seed or having a long discourse about it with fellow gardeners.

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