Foodie (noun). A made up word one pretentiously calls oneself to let you know they eat food better than you. Those who use this word in a non-ironic manner alert everyone they are going to talk about the meal they prepared last night in excruciating detail, much to the disdain of those around them. For example:
Foodie: “I prepared the most amazing lamb shank last night with a fantastic ginger and cilantro rub. Although you would think the ginger and cilantro would fight against each other, the tenderness and gaminess of the lamb really helped blend the flavor profiles beautifully. I even paired it with a fantastic seasonal IPA I found at this new market around the corner. Definitely making that again around holidays. Plus also, ceviche.”
You: (Blank Stare). “Oh. Ok.”
Foodies spend an abnormal portion of their free time talking about “the best” of any and every type of food. Which restaurant has the best Cuban sandwich? Where can you find the best crab benedict asparagus breakfast burrito omelet? How about the best Thai-Korean-Ethiopian taco truck? Whereas there is no end to discovering the “best of” any type of consumable good, for some reason that is beyond comprehension, coffee and pizza seem to be the holy grail of “best of”. Foodies, if left to their own devices, would talk about coffee and pizza 92-93% of the time, with the remaining 8-7% spent discussing next spring’s vegetable garden.
When one encounters a foodie, it is best to simply nod your head and heartily agree with all of their recommendations and concur that is next to impossible to find a decent tuna tartare in this god damn town, but yes, that new Ugandan place down the street is going to be the best thing to happen to restaurants in the history of the world.