In defence of foodism: why it’s here to stay

In a September article in The Australian Financial Review, “Foodism’s fun, but it won’t feed us”, Hephizbah Anderson said the movement was waning. Top restaurants were closing, meals were downsizing, and some of foodism’s “chief evangelists” were starting to ridicule the very gastroculture that helped launch their careers.

It’s easy to scoff at foodism’s contradictory ways – and admittedly foodies can be an annoyingly obsessive lot – but here’s five reasons it’s here to stay.
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4 responses to “In defence of foodism: why it’s here to stay

  1. Agree that foodism has always been around, just without the fancy and, er, cringeworthy label? My dad is more dedicated to food than I am, and, well, where I come from – Malaysia – everyone just loves food, plus it’s the best social lubricant. Which probably accounts for why so many food bloggers are Malaysian!

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    • It’s lovely that you have inherited your love of food from your dad. Of all the things our parents can pass down to us, that has got to be one of the best. And yes, cringeworthy labels tend to haunt us …

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  2. What we eat and how we prepare it are indicative of the lives we’re living. The right here. The right now. Seems life is about the ease of doing, nothing complicated and nothing too in our faces. No eggs on our faces!

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