A foodie is a person who has an ardent or refined interest in food and alcoholic beverages.
A foodie seeks new food experiences as a hobby rather than simply eating out of convenience or hunger.
The “foodie” — not as elitist as a gourmet, more discriminating than a glutton — was first named in print in the early 1980s.
The term came into use almost simultaneously in the United States and Britain.
Typical foodie interests and activities include the food industry, wineries and wine tasting, breweries and beer sampling, food science, following restaurant openings and closings and occasionally reopenings, food distribution, food fads, health and nutrition, cooking classes, culinary tourism, and restaurant management.
A foodie might develop a particular interest in a specific item, such as the best fusion food or baking.
Many publications have food columns that cater to foodies and many of the websites carrying the name foodie have become popular amongst the foodies.
Interest by foodies in the 1980s and 1990s gave rise to the Food Network and other specialized food programming, popular films and television shows about food such as Top Chef, The Great British Bake Off and MasterChef, a renaissance in specialised cookbooks, specialised periodicals such as Gourmet Magazine and Cook’s Illustrated, growing popularity of farmers’ markets, food-oriented websites and blogs.
These days everyone’s a foodie.
The real question is, what kind of foodie are you?
From true gourmets to adventurous free spirits, find your spot on the foodie scale.
Find out below, What kind of foodie are you? with the quiz.
Before listening to the podcast, think about the following :
What are food blogs about?
Who writes food blogs?
Why do people write food blogs?
After listening to Victoria – English Food Blogger, try to answer the following questions?
How old is Victoria?
How did she start doing her blog?
What did Victoria study at university?
Why did Victoria choose to write a food blog?
What foods does Victoria mention?
Who tests out Victoria’s recipes?
Is it difficult to set up a food blog?
Is setting up a food blog expensive?
Who does Victoria primarily write her blog for?
What tips does Victoria give for potential bloggers?
Victoria gives some tips for non-native English speakers who may wish to write a blog.
Do you have any tips for budding bloggers whose native language isn’t English?
The rise of the food blogger is perhaps no surprise in a world trying to connect with the simple life.
Available to all who have access to a computer and the Internet, we are inspired to try local produce, to experiment with what’s in-season and to be conscious of what we are feeding ourselves and our families.
Nourishment comes from more than simply nutrients; it comes from appreciating the process.
The role of a customer, acting as a food reviewer is to accurately convey the taste, texture, smell, and presentation of a restaurant’s food.
You should not only comment on the food but also on the atmosphere, staff knowledge and attentiveness, the speed of service, the general impression of the restaurant, eaterie or cafe.
A great food review puts the reader at your table with you, allowing them to decide whether or not they want to visit the restaurant when they’re done reading.
In fact you are either recommending the place as a place that you or your friends would like to go with, or warning people of places to avoid, so all-in-all, you are providing a service to fellow diners.
There is no point being over positive or over-negative about a place to eat, the best reviews deal in reality – what the place is really like, how good (or bad) the food is, along with the service and the state of cleanliness – it all goes in to making or spoiling a night out with friends, clients or family.
It’s a podcast with pictures, learning tips and clues. In short, it’s just a helping hand to help you understand the conversation and the context.
This is Animated Podcast number 4 in a series of 10, in which each one has a specific focus and gets progressively more challenging.
The forth one, What do you look for in a restaurant, is a spontaneous conversation spoken at natural speed which focuses on how to expresses preferences and restaurant vocabulary.
Who is it designed for ?
It’s a perfect opportunity for new learners (pre-intermediate) to learn how to say what they like and don’t like about eating out. It’s not aimed at learning ordering/interaction in a restaurant (there is a whole series of podcasts for that) but rather it is full of wider useful restaurant related vocabulary.
It’s a great way for Intermediate learners to consolidate knowledge.
Enjoy and Welcome to the English Podcasts Youtube Channel !
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