Foodie. It has become a popular term, ever since Paul Levy and Ann Barr’s book “The Official Foodie Handbook.” They coined the term.
What is a “foodie?” Basically, someone who likes food. What? WHO DOESN’T LIKE FOOD? Seriously. Actually, a “foodie” likes to be defined as someone who likes to try different foods, and experience new tastes. I always thought that we had a perfectly good term for that. Epicure. It even sounds better. E-pi-cure. It kind of rolls off the tongue. Almost like “Ditters von Dittersdorf.” “Foodie,” on the other hand borders on the vulgar.
Following this example, I suppose one can take anything one likes, add a “ie” to the end, and we now have a new field of expertise. I like to read, so I guess I’m a “bookie.” Wait. Somehow that didn’t come out right. But I think I’ve made my point.