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Does Being a Foodie Make You an Elitist?

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Last week the Oregonian published the “Non-foodies Food Guide,” which spurred some local outrage. An issue that’s near and dear to my heart, I weighed in over on my weekly Foodie Underground column. So does being a foodie make you an elitist? Or do we need to drop our hangups and start focusing on the real problem at hand: access to healthy, fresh and local food for everyone? Here’s an excerpt.

Despite the recent inclination to team the term “foodie” with “snob” there are a whole group of foodies out there that are simply concerned with where their food came from, how it was raised, and what’s being added to it to make the end product. In fact, if there’s one thing the underground food movement has taught us, it’s that local, sustainable, fresh fare is desirable, not just because it’s trendy but because it’s healthy and better for the environment.

Read the whole article here.


Written by Anna Brones

October 20, 2010 at 07:49

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