(Closed) Do you consider yourself a foodie but won’t touch fancy/exotic foods?

posted 8 years ago in Food
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I like all types of food, fancy and non-fancy, but my favorite all-time comfort type food (maybe my favorite of all foods!) is homemade macaroni and cheese with the breadcrumb and butter topping. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

All of it has a place in my mouth!

I really do like gourmet and different ethnic cuisines, most days I’d prefer those. But sometimes you just gotta have some good ol’ home-cooking.

 

 

My favorite food genre is Ethiopian cuisine. It’s not pretty, but it tastes absolutely superb!

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Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

@abbyful: You’re making me drool, I LOVE Ethiopian!

Very sorry, but I’m one of the group who says that being a foodie means loving food from just about any corner of the globe! Comfort food (assuming you mean American comfort food) is a wonderful thing, though, and I will say that I still prefer my own plain white mashed potatoes with nothing but butter, milk and salt versus any fancy dressed-up version I’ve come across.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

ME!!!! My fav is Pastitsio! Its greek gotta love my grams cookin!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I personally think real foodies don’t discriminate, and ones that do can’t possibly be real foodies! Those people are just snobs … and if it’s not food they’re snobbing about, it’s something else!

As for my comfort food: fried chicken!

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I don’t like fancy foods simply because they are often things I don’t like. Tomatos, onions, sauces, seafood, peppers, etc.  But I love a LOT of the simple comfort foods that I do eat

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I don’t like fancy foods simply because they are often things I don’t like. Tomatos, onions, sauces, seafood, peppers, etc.  But I love a LOT of the simple comfort foods that I do eat

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Actually, I have a lot of things I love to eat, fancy or not. I love mac n cheese, fried chicken (popeyes!), chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes and gravy! YUM!!

I love chicken pot pie! I actually love the one I make myself the most – the best part is the crust from scratch! mmmmmm!

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Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

I’m the complete opposite of a foodie. If I didn’t have to eat to survive I probably would never touch food, it just doesn’t interest me in the least! It super easy for me to eat healthy because I like things plain, no condiments or heavy sauces to add unnecessary fat and calories. Funny thing is, next year I will be going to get my masters in nutritional sciences!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

… honestly, I don’t think you can be a foodie if you’re narrow minded in what you eat. Comfort food is AWESOME and I love it, but liking it just makes you normal. That’s why most things considered “comfort food” are under that label universally.

Mashed potatoes with fantastic gravy. Hands down best comfort food IMO.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I love homey comfort food! Especially a good BBQ!! I’m not a picky eat but can be a critical one 😀

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

I like to eat and try new food/cuisine but I can’t say I’m a foodie. I don’t understand the different cooking methods (e.g. molecular gastronomy) or avant garde ingredients and don’t really care as long as the food tastes good.

I do draw the line on eating animal innards, blood, etc. only because I have a wild imagination. If someone didn’t tell me what I was eating and I enjoyed it, I’d probably eat it again.

P.S. I also love Ethiopian food but my favorite food of all time is Thai food.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I wouldn’t consider myself a foodie, I just love food and  like trying things from different cultures. 

I’m going to have to disagree with you Ethiopian lovers.  I just can’t deal with the texture of that bread. 

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

“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 and/or food items difficult to obtain and/or expensive foods; though, that is a variety of foodie.” – Urban Dictionary

 

Personally I think that if you’re unwilling to eat various food groups you’re probably not a foodie. You can love food but a foodie? Not so much. I think you have to be really interested in food, willing to try anything and open-minded about what might show up on your plate. I don’t like olives, so while I might not order an olive-based dish, if olives are in my meal I will definitely try it and probably won’t pick them off, etc. I think comfort food can be ‘foodie’ food as well. A from-scratch mac and cheese? Absolutely.

Do you ever notice how things people ‘just don’t eat’ or ‘don’t care for’ are ALWAYS vegetables? It’s the sad state of our culture. I used to work with a woman who wouldn’t eat cucumbers because they were too strong, fresh green beans (only canned) because they were too green, and on BLT-night at her house, she made a BLC, replacing the tomato with cheese. WTF?

Sorry for the side-rant but I had lunch with a severely obese woman yesterday who went on and on about how good barbecue sauce is just the bottled-store kind with can of beer and a stick of butter boiled into it. She also explained (she’s 60) how she’s finally learned to like veggies. If you cook them with bacon. :S

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