Most foodie, “eating” is listed as a hobby. What is a foodie? A foodie lives to eat, and to eat to live is definitive boredom.
A true foodie clings to all things culinary. From soup to nuts, a foodie seeks out the fun stuff about fine fare, along with the arcane, the academic, the in-depth, and the latest. To find the perfect cheese or the best macaroon recipe is life’s work.
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. Because he was a foodie, he liked to collect menus from restaurants which prepared food he enjoyed.
They are also interested in activities include the food industry, wine and like to follow what is happening in the food industry. Thus, Culinary Tourism comes out of this. It is pure enjoyment of food.
According to Erik Wolf the President of both the International Culinary Tourism Association
Culinary tourism is the pursuit of unique and memorable culinary experiences, often while traveling, but one need not go far from home can be a culinary tourist some people will travel the world just to be a part of capturing the tastes of all the food in the world.
Culinary tourism is a market that continues to grow every year an average 25% of every visitor’s spending is on food and drink, how can we ignore the potential for growth in this industry? A part of being a foodie, is that we can gather together, form a community of people who have a common interest. We also can be a part of a bigger picture of being sustainable and enjoy all the fruits of what life has to offer us.
What can you do right now, to join other foodies and explore more about this aspect of food. My friend Chef Marian, says “If you like to eat, then we should probably meet”.
Or if you really like to write about food I encourage you to join the Food & Writer Association..there are many opportunities to write and travel.
Or you can go volunteer get involved in your local markets, follow other foodies, the people involved can really help you to explore more. You’ll find your own voice in what part of wanting to be a foodie is about.