10 Ways to Tell if You're a Foochebag

Kim Conte

hot dogs
Hot dogs are too pedestrian for a "foochebag."
Most people don't want to be called a "foodie" -- the term is so overused, not to mention annoyingly elitist. And, I don't have to explain why no one wants to be called a "douchebag."

It makes sense, then, that the food blogosphere's newest portmanteau word -- foochebag -- is the ultimate insult.

The label is used to describe obnoxious, entitled, overconfident food bloggers and Twitter users who live to put down restaurants and stir up as much drama as possible -- in short, an a**hole with a food blog. You know who you are ... or maybe not ...

Here are 10 ways to tell if you are a foochebag:

1. When going out to eat, you always make a reservation for three: yourself, your dining companion, and your tripod.

2. You think that just because you are a food blogger, you and 11 of your closest friends should get to eat for free. (This actually happened.)

3. If the restaurant doesn't let you eat for free, you write really mean things about it, its chef, its chef's mother, and its chef's mother's dog, too.

4. You profess to only eat local and sustainable -- except for your fancy gourmet coffee, truffles, chocolate, caviar, wine, etc.

5. You use words like "mouth feel" and "toothsome."

6. You laugh at people who enjoy McDonald's, Cool Whip, Cheez Whiz, ketchup, and Padma Lakshmi.

7. The employees of the only bars you visit insist on being called "mixologists."

8. When you discovered that there are people in the world who eat pizza with a knife and fork, you cried.

9. You become personally acquainted with the livestock you later devour.

10. You think headcheese is the new bacon.

Go on, admit it: Are you a foochebag?


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