Thursday, February 19, 2009

Foodies vs Gourmets


(Photos courtesy of Juniper Images)
According to Wikipedia: Foodies differ from gourmets in that gourmets are epicures of refined taste who may or may not be professionals in the food industry, whereas foodies are amateurs who simply love food for consumption, study, preparation, and news. Gourmets simply want to eat the best food, whereas foodies want to learn everything about food, both the best and the ordinary, and about the science, industry, and personalities surrounding food.

For all you "Foodies" out there catch all 3 seasons of Diary of a Foodie at You can view these online or download full episodes of season 1-2 and preview season 3 as podcasts. Recipes are available too. Also, check your local PBS stations for air dates in your area.
A Foodie Question
Q: What do you cook with fresh vegetables?
A: Chefs know that the finest meals start with ingredients that are in season, as freshly picked as possible. The rule of thumb is what grows together, goes together — so serve broiled asparagus with new potatoes or saute kale with garlic, beet greens and diced winter squash.
(Courtesy of EarthCorps)


please sir said...

I'm def. a foodie then! Oh yum I love asparagus too!

Claudine said...

Love this, great post. The Diary of a Foodie show is great.

Content in a Cottage said...

Sabina...I started watching an episode of Diary of a Foodie and it looks good. I haven't heard of this show. I don't think I fall into either of your categories. I like peasant food best!

Honeygo Beasley said...

Is that BRIE I see? I am becoming a LITE BRIE (!) fanatic.
Bought one wheel and I am hooked.

Maybe I'll go regular Brie this week!

: )

Sabina said...

Hi Cindy and cute little Chloe - this is actually goat cheese but give me some delicious brie anyday!! I've never had lite. I'll have to give it a try.

Sabina said...

lol Rosemary - I like peasant food too!!

Claire, said...

I'm a gourmet, who knew! And thank goodness because I don't care for the word "foodie" very much. Very interesting post.

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