Foodie Words That Must Be Banished Now (Let's Start With 'Foodie')
foodie - a person with a particular interest in food; a gourmet
Screenshot from Urban Dictionary Hey, they said it, not me.
"I'm a foodie," said everyone who's ever eaten and liked it.
mouth-gasm - to experience an orgasmic-like reaction to the tasting of food
pork-gasm - to experience an orgasmic-like reaction from eating pork
chocolate-gasm - to experience an orgasmic-like reaction to chocolate
Unless you're pulling a When Harry Met Sally and going full head-back, moaning, banging on the table, I sincerely doubt it was a -gasm.
haute - fashionable, high-class
I bet you think you sound pretty cultured and, well, haute, when you use the word haute, don't you?
in-house - existing, originating, or carried on within a group or organization or its facilities
By that definition, a lot of what McDonald's makes is "in-house." Any restaurant that feels the need to say or write "in-house" should just expect that its customers and prospective customers expect it to prepare a lot of things "in-house".
locavore - a person whose diet consists only or principally of locally grown or produced food
Locavore is the pretentious (and unnecessary) word for "I like to eat local meat and produce when I can."
mixologist - a person who is skilled at mixing cocktails and other drinks
Even people who are, ostensibly, mixologists hate this word. They're bartenders. Some are just better than others.
molecular gastronomy - the application of scientific principles to the understanding and development of food preparation
Can we just say the chef uses a lot of liquid nitrogen and call it a day?
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