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Dec 6, 2012 10:41 AM

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

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

              Nevertheless, here is the website: