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10 Surprising Foodies


A "foodie" isn't above french fries, as long as they're tasty. See more fried food pictures.
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A "foodie" is someone with an avid interest in food and the trends in cuisine. Foodies don't just enjoy eating -- they also enjoy learning about what they're putting in their mouths.

Don't think that a foodie is some kind of snob, though. Foodies are interested in good food. Period. It doesn't have to be expensive and gourmet -- it just has to be good, made from quality ingredients. A foodie will relish a tasty burger just as much as he or she might relish a $100 spoon of caviar.

We all know the usual suspects in the foodie world -- all-star chefs, writers like Mark Bittman or critics like Gael Green. However, you might be surprised to find out that your favorite actor or historical figure might also be a food connoisseur! On the next few pages, we'll reveal some unlikely foodies. We'll discuss wine aficionados as well. After all, good food is usually accompanied by good wine.

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