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Old 03-05-2010, 02:39 PM   #41
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I would define foodie as: Someone who is passionate about food. To take it a step further, I would say you are a foodie if and only if you think you are a foodie.
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Old 03-05-2010, 02:47 PM   #42
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The exterior of an artichoke does look strange, but you don't eat that anyway. There is a bit of the leaves that you can scrape off and eat, but the prize is the heart. When you are at a restaurant you can see if they have anything with artichoke in it and you can try it. If you don't then just push it to the side. I love it though!
OH, I didn't realize that you don't eat that part...
Hmm, I'm sure I will try it at some point... I always said I wouldn't have eggplant, until I tried baba ganoush for the first time.. Now I currently have an eggplant sitting in my fridge, waiting for me to baba ganoush-afy it.
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Old 03-05-2010, 04:54 PM   #43
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When our kids were small they loved artichokes...thought it was so much fun to pull the almost-outer leaves off, dip the torn part through their teeth, and so on until they got to the heart. Then they'd walk away, thinking they were done...so, Mom would "clean up" the rest! Our son is quite the cook now (you could call him a "foodie") and knows that the heart is the best part. Either he doesn't remember not getting that part as a kid or he just hasn't brought it up to chide me.
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Old 03-05-2010, 05:50 PM   #44
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Your Foodie membership card has already been retrieved from your possession via teleportation. If you look for it now you will see it is not there. Go look, I'll wait.

See.

Here is the first of many different definitions you will see.

A foodie is someone to whom food is an interest beyond just eating three meals a day. A foodie enjoys learning about food, reading cookbooks and recipes, planning, selecting, preparing and serving food to others.

Food is a foodie's hobby.
As usual, when Andy speaks, Goodweed agrees. I do have something to add though. IMHO, if you still enjoy cooking and creating good food, in spite of having less than perfect ingredients and tools, then you are a true foodie, as the quality of the end dish is more important to you than are the trappings around you. I would think that a true foodie could make a wonderful meal with inexpensive substitutions, using whatever tools are available. It means that the individual has enough cooking knowledge to improvise, and solve problems. My hat's off to you, and anyone else who tries to do their best with what's available. If you can make a gourmet meal from a willow branch, some sticks to light on fire, and a couple of hot dogs, then you are a foodie. If you can also make some kind of bisuit or bredlike thing to put that hot dog on from flour, water, salt, baking powder, and that same stick and fire, then you are a force to be reckoned with, and a foodie extraordinaire.

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Old 03-07-2010, 10:23 PM   #45
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i can make a meal of a nice artichoke or two. everyone should at least try it.
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Old 03-08-2010, 01:46 PM   #46
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i can make a meal of a nice artichoke or two. everyone should at least try it.
I think I want to try one with a hollandaise sauce...
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I think I want to try one with a hollandaise sauce...


some people dip into melted butter. i prefer mayo, hollandaise would be good.
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:20 PM   #48
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some people dip into melted butter. i prefer mayo, hollandaise would be good.
personally im not a big fan of mayo.

i dont understand how some people use it instead of butter.
example : i orderd a grilled cheese ... they asked if i wanted butter or mayo on it.
who puts mayo on a grilled cheese , thats just disturbing ...
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personally im not a big fan of mayo.

i dont understand how some people use it instead of butter.
example : i orderd a grilled cheese ... they asked if i wanted butter or mayo on it.
who puts mayo on a grilled cheese , thats just disturbing ...

While I wouldn't put mayonnaise on a grilled cheese sandwich, I also wouldn't make tuna salad with butter. I do love mayonnaise and have used it on a lot of things. Of course, it has to be Hellmans.
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Old 03-09-2010, 02:35 PM   #50
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who puts mayo on a grilled cheese , thats just disturbing ...
Growing up I never knew anything other than grilled cheese with butter. Then when I got married the first time my wife asked if I wanted my grilled cheese with MW or without. I said "what?" I tried it and like it better with the MW. That might gross some people out, but I don't care. I also like chili with beans.
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