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Gayle S, Founder Chicago Southland Foodies
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Foodies Defined

Hi, I’m Gayle. Founder of Chicago Southland Foodies. Upon seeing that last bit, maybe you’re thinking “Why she have to go there?”

Foodie. Really?

Sure, I get it. Many folks find the word foodie downright cringeworthy (if not, yesterday’s news). Like chefs. Well, so says an economics wonk in this 2016 Washington Post article: Stop calling yourself a foodie.

You may be one of those people.

So feel free to substitute the noun of your choice:
food lover, food enthusiast, gourmand, gastronome, connoisseur, passionate eater, food snob.

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