At my work, I suppose I'm considered a foodie, when the sales department has a recipe with an ingredient they don't recognize, they call me and mascarade that they have a 'help desk ticket'...to ask me what a 'leek' is and where to buy them. I send them a picture and they say 'oh a green onion' and then I have to explain that they are not green onions and they can buy them at all the local grocery stores. And don't eat the green part. They've never heard of them before.
I admit I've purchased every type of produce available, just because it's something new. I talk food everyday with my closet foodie friends. If I don't talk about food, it's because I'm sick, then I talk about not being hungry.