What is a FOODIE?!

Foodie Definition (Wiktionary): A foodie seeks new food experiences as a hobby rather than simply eating out for convenience or hunger.

A Foodie is Epicure: one devoted to sensual pleasure. One with sensitive and discriminating tastes especially in food and wine.

Foodie Definition ~Urban Dictionary: A person that spends a keen amount of attention and energy on knowing the ingredients of food, the proper preparation of food, and finds great enjoyment in top-notch ingredients and exemplary preparation. ~ A foodie is not necessarily a food snob, only enjoying delicacies or food items difficult to obtain and/or expensive foods.

 for FOODIE:
A person who is Enthusiastic/Passionate with a refined interest in food. Foodies are a distinct hobbyist group. Typical foodie interests and activities include the food industry, wineries and wine tasting, breweries and beer sampling, food science, following restaurant openings, closings and reopenings, food fads, health and nutrition, cooking classes, culinary tourism, and restaurant management. A foodie might develop a particular interest in a specific item, such as the best egg cream or burrito. Many publications have food columns that cater to foodies and many of them have websites carrying the name foodie have become popular amongst the foodies. Interest by foodies in the ’80s & 90s gave rise to the Food Network and other specialized food programming, popular films and television shows about food such as Top Chef and Iron Chef, specialized cookbooks, specialized periodicals such as Gourmet Magazine and Cook’s Illustrated, growing popularity of farmers’ markets, food-oriented websites like Zagat’s and Yelp, publishing and reading food blogs, specialized kitchenware stores like Williams-Sonoma and Sur La Table, and the institution of the celebrity chef. There is also a growing market for Culinary Tourism and Food Trucks.

So basically Us ‘FOODIES’ try to avoid eating at Chain restaurants (there are a few exeptions).  We want to go where there is a Chef and In Season  & Local food when possible. Once you discover fresh food it has so much more flavor, texture and eating is a true experience. It is Social & Way of Life.




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We feel Foodie and Fitness go hand in hand. We will help you create a list of must visit Restaurants & Events. It is a culture. If you are not a Foodie/Fitness groupie yet maybe you will discover a passion and become one.


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