If You’re a Foodie, You Probably Hate These Words

June 18, 2010 at 2:44 PM Leave a comment

The LA Times put together a list of the top ten foodie words foodies hate, starting with foodie.

I don’t mind foodie so much, but I totally agree with “artisanal.”

5. Artisanal: Used to be, artisans were guild members, craftsmen and women who built chairs and baked bread under often Dickensian conditions. These days this adjective is used with the same indescriminate abandon as “natural.” What does it mean? Usually not much except higher prices. Literally, the word (from Latin) means having to do with art. Art. Well, that’s a pretty nonspecific term too. Is a baguette a work of art? Of course it is. Unless it’s a bad baguette, in which case there’s probably a more specific word for that too.

Soooo overused.

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