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Anyone ever heard of Foodism?

I spoke to someone who said he was with a magazine, print and online, called Foodism.
I've never heard of it, or seen one aside from the one in his hand.
Claimed it was the go-to foodie magazine in the Bay Area.

Have you read it, is it in your favorite restaurant or upscale grocers?

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  1. Never heard of it before or seen a copy. From the web site it looks like an amateurish knockoff of Edible SF.

    1. I hope it's not the food version of alcoholism.

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      1. re: Jay F

        Well, he was drunk during the exchange. :)

      2. Not the magazine, but the word: "Foodism (noun) An exaggerated interest in the preparation, presentation, and consumption of food.' Depends on your interpretation of 'exaggerated', I suppose--look at Chowhoud itself. I have usually thought of it a snobbish 'looking down on' people who don't consume as 'well' as the the foodist does.

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        1. re: mwhitmore

          I don't think the word is common enough that any authoritative definition is possible.

          1. re: Robert Lauriston

            Agreed, this is just one. But I think the term is generally perjorative.

            1. re: mwhitmore

              Sounds more like a joke to me, equating food obsession with religion.

              But I've never seen it used, unless you count "raw-foodist."

          2. re: mwhitmore

            You can get shots to help with this issue. It's a l-o--n-g series of shots! Usually doubles!

          3. Perhaps "go-to foodie magazine" is over-statement, or wishing it were so.

            Nevertheless, here is the website:

            1. never heard of it, never seen it and it appears to all be written by the same person as the names used are all pseudonyms or literary references.

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              1. re: tjinsf

                I liked this one. Restaurant reviews by Godfrey Daniels.
                "Godfrey Daniels! (sometimes plural, sometime singular) was a ‘minced curse’ for God dammit! favoured by the great screen comic, W C Fields."

                1. re: wolfe

                  Agreed. Since a simple search easily turns up "foodism".

                2. re: tjinsf

                  Seems to be one Darryl Cohen. Seems like he's been doing it for around ten years.

                3. Chowhounds, you are awesome.
                  You have verified my hunch, and I thank you.

                  1. I know Cohen. Been reading Foodism off and on for about 6 years. Kind of inconsistent publishing schedule, or if there is one, 4x year? Once,in a while, Darryl hits the Satire Section out of the park.Smart Guy. Always finding restaurants right out of the box with unusual menus. Always healthy, eco-wise restauranteurs, vinters, organic farmers, and cheese makers are highlighted. The one thing which hits the button on informative journalism are Cohen's, mental discussions of trends, in world-wide eco-political changes in agriculture and agri-business: David vs. Goliath. Darryl Cohen is a good driver and strange man.