➕ALTERNATIVES TO THE TERM "FOODIE." (OPEN LIST - PLEASE HELP!)
Anybody who follows me on Instagram knows I love to eat. But I hate being called a "foodie." It connotes a snobby prickishness that doesn't reflect my joy in the act of taking big bites out of life.
- •EaterIt's a little too primal, but I like that an "eater" can love a greasy diner breakfast as much as a well-constructed duck confit. But I hate when people say, "Well, everyone is an eater. Everyone has to eat."
- •EpicureanSays it all in so many ways, but is decidedly fussy. And you sound so pretentious when you describe yourself as one.
- •Skinny-FattyOne of my single mom friends can eat like I do, and she refers to herself this way. Seems so wrong, but it's a nice answer when people ask how I can eat this way and not be 400 pounds.
- •GourmandBlech. Plus, the French connotation is akin to "glutton." Boo.