When you hear someone refer to himself as “foodie” know that it means one of the following three things or all of the above:
– Food is my main or only hobby because I don’t have much of a life or more meaningful interests that will occupy my time and mind.
– I don’t have a mind of my own, so I got sucked into the local gourmet food chasing culture, because I just want to follow the herd and belong.
– I am a self proclaimed hedonist, who is proud of going too far too often to please his pallet. I don’t understand the value of the most basic self restraint.