Fat City on the Term 'Foodie'
The Kansas City blog Fat City writes about "some of the worst of 2008 to kick to the curb," including the term "foodie":
I don't know of any chefs who refer to themselves by this title. For me, the word is a warning that says, "Hey, I'm not any fun to have a meal with." I'm all for people enjoying the hell out of food, but not if it means they have to give themselves a title to lord over "non-foodies." Passion for food should be shown through actions, not titles. I like the olden days when people who enjoyed food the most were simply called overweight.