How To Talk (And Not Talk) Like A Foodie: A Primer
February 24, 2014

How To Talk (And Not Talk) Like A Foodie: A Primer

From The Huffington Post, re-posted from Thrillist.com.

Both foodies and people who just have to eat (aka everybody) can always agree on the fact that they love food. How they talk about it? Well, that's a very, very different story. In the name of science, we invited a hardcore foodie and a normal dude to have dinner together, commenting along the way about what was going in their mouths.

BEER

The Foodie says: "The subtle flavors in this brew really set it apart. The distinct floral qualities add a certain complexity to the bitterness of -- I want to say Cascade hops? Yes, those are definitely Cascade hops."

The Regular Dude says: "Man, this beer was great. Now give me another beer."

RED WINE

The Foodie says: "Typically this time of year I prefer a powerful and muscular Malbec, but I'm very intrigued by this mysterious and adulterous Sangiovese, thanks to its heavy concentration of fig notes, and this tannic finish that's giving off just a hint of plum and longing."

The Regular Dude says: "Guess who just ordered the second cheapest bottle of Italian red? THIS guy."

FRIED CHICKEN

The Foodie says: "I love comfort food, and you can tell that this was treated with the love of somebody who has spent time in the South. There's a tenderness to the meat that can only come from a buttermilk bath, but there's something missing. Maybe if it was glossed with honey butter and a chile-infused, organic maple syrup? And paired with a Mingus LP, naturally?"

The Regular Dude says: "I'm going to take SUCH an awesome nap after this."

SUSHI

The Foodie says: "Arigato, Tony-san! You've made yet another masterpiece. Only a true itamae could take yellowtail and make it pop like bluefin... it's all the flavor with none of the guilt!"

The Regular Dude says: "TONY, this is some bomb soosh! Can I get A LOT more wasabi? And a fork?"

See more of what the foodie and the regular guy think of dishes like ramen, PB&J, a fast food burger, and tripe on Thrillist.com!