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May 14, 2011 06:27 PM

"Foodie" doesn't suit me... I call myself a __________ instead.

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  1. Gourmand, gastronaut or my favourite for myself is trencherman.

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    1. re: Paprikaboy

      I just learned a new word thanks to you! :)

    2. I just say that I love food and I love to cook. (foodie has a slightly negative bent to me after a bad experience with a friends ex-husband)

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      1. re: BelovedofIsis

        Liked Beloved, I love food and love to cook. Hence my avatar (and one of my online names on another message board). So that's what I tell people if they don't already know.

      2. Why do you think "Foodie" doesn't suit you? What about it don't you like or think is accurate?

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        1. re: Chinon00

          "Foodie" sounds a little too much like "greedy" to me. Not that I'm not that . . . Also, I feel like I'm being a little look-at-me when I put a label on myself. I'd rather, like Belovedoflis, just say what I like and what I do.

          1. re: Chinon00

            I think mostly I just don't like the sound of the word. I usually call myself a foodnik or foodgeek, both of which sound more like nouns than adjectives to my ear, among other things. But I don't think the term is necessarily innacurate and I accept the title when someone else calls me a foodie. :)

            1. re: Chinon00

              foodie definitely has come to have a bit of a negative connotation. Most people think foodies are food snobs.

              1. re: twyst

                I think that for many merely having opinions and preferences or just giving something like food too much attention automatically makes one a snob regardless of the title.

                1. re: Chinon00

                  There was a thread here where a guy asked if it was appropriate to order steaks at a steakhouse at "128 degrees in the center" instead of saying medium rare. People who arent as obsessed by food as people who post here think of situations like that when people use the term foodie. Im not saying its what the true definition of the term foodie is, but I think thats what the average guy walking down the street thinks when he hears the word foodie.

                  1. re: twyst

                    LOL recall that thread and the OP was not happy that everyone else didn't think that was the "idea of the century!"

            2. Cooking hobbyist/nerd.

              I don't go out to eat - I conduct field research.

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              1. re: cowboyardee

                genius, field research! I do a lot of field research myself ;)

              2. I just say I like to cook.