What is a Foodie?

Irgendwie mag ja jeder Essen, aber was ist es dann eigentlich was einen Foodie ausmacht? Meine Definition habe ich im Kapitel Ich bin ein Foodie

versucht und beschrieben warum ich mich für einen Foodie halte. Beim Schreiben dieses Buches habe ich mich mit Freunden darüber unterhalten was sie darunter verstehen. Eine universell gültige Definition scheint es nicht zu geben. Jedem sind verschiedene Aspekte besonders wichtig - mal sind es eher die verwendeten Zutaten mal liegt der Fokus verstärkt auf den Gartechniken.

In diesem Kapitel habe ich verschiedene, verständliche Definitionen von "Profis" zusammengetragen. Glücklicherweise gibt es im Internet jede Menge davon, denn es scheint nicht nur mich zu beschäftigen worin sich Foodies von anderen Menschen unterscheiden.


For a foodie, eating is more than an act…it’s an experience. Foodies don’t just eat a meal, they revel in it and regard all facets of the dish in the process; the ingredients used as well as how and where they were sourced, the preparation (and skill related thereto), taste, texture, smell and presentation.

 --Merilee Kern, Executive Editor “The Luxe List”


Foodies are people that talk while they’re eating. Maybe not with their mouth full, but they talk about the experience of what they’re eating, how it’s cooked, who cooked it, the history of the dish and more. Those things are all to be discussed, explored and passed on as part of enjoying any meal. So the greater the diversity of what you eat, or the more fascinating the history, the more you have to talk about — and true foodies seek that out more than others.

 --Andrea Cutright, Foodily


A foodie is someone who delights in all things food-related and seeks the high quality experience and taste. Today foodies unite for events, grub crawls, yelp reviews and even persuade restaurant owners to change menu items.

 --Brandon Sowers, BAMGAM.ORG


A foodie is someone who seeks out experiences through flavor.

 --Babette Pepaj, BakeSpace.com


A foodie is a person who is concerned enough about what they eat to search out the “best” food, know its source or provenance, and cares about flavor, taste, texture, aroma more than how much they can eat and how much it costs. Foodies often also want to eat seasonal, locally- and sustainably-produced food, too.

 --Jill Nussinow, The Veggie Queen


The great differences between a foodie and person that just likes to eat, comes down to those who make it their mission to try every new restaurant and cuisine, those who spare no expense when it comes to eating out, and those who consider their free time to be a search for gastronomic delight; a foodie will go above and beyond, both budget and means, in an attempt to try the latest and greatest food around.

 --Simon Joseph, BiteHunte, Inc.


The defining principles between a foodie and a eater of food is that a foodie delves into the whys, the flavors and the pairings of foods, always searching for defining moments, creating, and the uniqueness of the combinations. Although not an expert in the field as a chef, a foodie revels in the newness of it, almost like a child at Christmas.

 --Chef Mary Beth Lawton Johnson, Executive Pastry Chef, Chef de Cuisine


A foodie is a person who wants every bite to be an experience. Whether it’s simple comfort food or a complex dish, foodies want it fresh, carefully prepared and memorably seasoned. Foodies don’t drive through, but they do walk up to trucks, trailers or stands.

 --Chef Chic Henderson, Potato-Potahto


A foodie is somebody who likes to eat, definitively; however, also a person who knows about food, where it comes from, what is in season, proper cooking techniques, responsibility — how it is caught (fish) or raised (cattle, chicken, etc.). Who never overeats, who is ready to accept that cooking sometimes takes longer than 20 minutes, somebody who can enjoy, a gourmet, somebody who likes a large plate with little food on it.

 --Ula Robertson, At Your Service NY Catering


A foodie is someone who is extremely passionate about food; it’s a way of life for them. They are in the know and want to be the first in their group to find out about the newest trends, such as an up and coming chef, restaurant openings, restaurant pop-ups and cannot miss the weekly local farmers market. Foodies are extremely knowledgeable about the food they are eating, while someone who loves food may not know where the food came from but enjoys the dining experience. [A Quintessential] foodie dish: brown butter basted abalone with roasted sweet corn spaetzle and a Bordelaise jus.

 --Chris Brugler, Chris Brugler Catering


As a personal chef, I believe the difference is truly the appreciation of ingredients, subtle flavors and unique flavors. Someone who loves to eat will enjoy a good meal. A foodie will know that you used porcini mushrooms over generic, yuzu over lemon juice and champagne vinegar in their dressing. The foodie questions the ingredients, discusses the recipe. The lover just wants seconds. Lovers order what they know in a restaurant. Foodies order what’s different. Lovers shop one grocery store. Foodies will spend the day visiting specialty shops for ingredients. It is truly love vs. passion.

 --Laura MacDougall, Home Plate Advantage