Food is life, food is Bae, food is everything, to sustain a better living we need food, infact when Helicobacter pylori hooks your stomach down as ulcer, your doctors recommend food as the first drug. I remember visiting a doctor, he asked for how long I’ve been using Omeprazole, I told him 3 years, he said you know eating at the right time is the better drug to your ulcer, yet you’ve been consuming this drug. That is how important food is to every human, even babies, after few minutes of eating still cry for food. In a country like ours where your physical looks is judged by the food you eat, lol. You know you’re a real “foodie” when you eat for your stomach first, but when you’re full, you still eat, because that’s for your soul! Happy Foodies Day to all of you who go on flavoursome explorations every day. A foodie is defined as someone who has a refined interest in food. They don’t just eat food out of necessity, hunger or a need to survive, but also due to their invested interest. To a foodie, food is a hobby.

It’s your hunger for the experience hidden within the food on your plate that makes you a foodie. You are willing to show up anywhere on one condition there should be food!
Here are 10 signs that prove you have symptoms of the Foodie syndrome

1. You Don’t Crave NORMAL Food

When you get cravings, you take them very very seriously. When a craving strikes–and it won’t be one for chocolate or crisps then you have to catch them with both hands before they disappear again. Cravings are incredible times for your taste buds; it’s almost as if they get a renewed sense of vigour and bounce, so why not jump at the chance to enjoy your favorite food that way? Whether you’re craving a specific kind of superfood salad or you’ve wanted to have seafood all day long, we say go for it and hop on the bandwagon!

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2. You Never Order The Same Thing At A Restaurant

There are some people out there who prefer to rely on old favorites when it comes to eating out. After all, ordering a meal that you’re not 100% happy with can sometimes be a bit of a gamble and the last thing you want is to be disappointed with something you’ve paid good money for. That’s not to say you don’t have difficulty choosing between different things on the menu of course you do but we’d say it’s pretty obvious you’re a foodie when you’re desperately looking forward to trying them all.

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3. You Professionally Photograph Your Food

You may not have a whole camera crew with you, but you still have no shame in whipping out your smartphone and clambering onto a chair to get the best possible angle of your food. You’re not a snob about it; you just appreciate fine food and its presentation. If anything you’re paying homage to the chef, right? We’re sure you don’t need to, but in case you wanted to brush up on your food-Instagramming skills, There is a handy little guide for you.

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4. You’re Not Afraid To Get Your Hands Dirty

Literally speaking, of course. Whether it’s the blackberries that grow in the field behind your house, the damson tree on the lane to your local park, or the horse chestnuts that you used to knock down as a kid, you know where to find all the best raw produce nearby. And you’re not afraid to go and get it either. Once you harvest and gather to your heart’s content, you love to get into the kitchen and make anything and everything you can from scratch.

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5. You Have A Cupboard Full Of Recipes

Being a foodie doesn’t just mean that you have to eat out at five star restaurants for every meal of the day. It also means that you understand food and enjoy handling it, cooking with it and tasting the effort that you put into making your own dishes. We wouldn’t be surprised if you have cupboards practically bursting at the seams with cookbooks from your favorite chefs, and handwritten cards and scraps of paper that have been handed down by friends and family members.

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6. You Always Want To Learn

Whether it’s learning how to use a new culinary tool you’ve just treated yourself to, or practicing a new technique, you’ll find it easy to spend hours and hours watching cooking shows and videos on YouTube. You don’t even have to make the dishes yourself! What we’re saying is that The Food Network is your go-to channel every time you sit down to relax in front of the TV.

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7. The Best Gift For You Would Be Anything To Do With Food


It’s a no-brainer when it comes to planning a gift for you. There’s nothing like enough food props and cutlery in your kitchen. You can always make room for more! Meal vouchers, cookbooks, tickets to a food festival – gifting you something is as simple as making 2-minute noodles.

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8. Leftover Makes You Happy

In the sense that You wake up in the middle of the night because the leftovers from dinner lying in your fridge call out to you and you simply can’t help but dig in. If you’re slyly nodding your head in agreement right now, you’d know that leftover food tastes even better!

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9. The very mention of food can make you salivate


You may be in the middle of a work meeting or struggling with a deadline or having lectures but the moment someone says ‘let’s have lunch’, it brightens up your day. The very mention of your favorite dish makes you imagine, feel, smell and taste it in an instant. Food takes you to a place from where only food can help you come back.

10. You love eating and watching food shows

Food shows are your Holy Grail. Binge watching food shows simply ignites your passion for food futher. You may or may not cook but your zealous conversations about food tell a different tale.

Look at you laughing at yourself, so you’re really a foodie, I’m sure your impression about foodies just changed, you don’t have to eat a big bowl of eba to be a foodie. Shout out to every foodies out there! Celebrate any foodie you know in the comment section, on your statuses and in their DMS

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