In the last ten years, foodies (people who like food) have managed to weasel their way into mainstream culture, through any number of food blogs and Instagram profiles. If you don’t know what a foodie looks like, you can usually spot them in a trendy restaurant or at a food truck with their smartphone in hand, picking the best filter for their dinner. Truthfully, the photos aren’t the worst thing about foodies, it’s the foodie words they use to describe what they’re eating. Terms like “yummers,” “mouthfeel,” and “engorged” absolutely make our skin crawl. That’s why we’ve put together this poll to find out which are the most annoying food words and foodie terms.
We don’t have anything against someone who enjoys food, just please, for the love of everything gooey and alfresco, stop using the words on this list. We have a theory that these terms came to prominence after a secret Food Network initiative to give a free thesaurus to every food blogger in the world went live, but we can’t verify this theory, so the origin of these annoying words used to describe food is a mystery.
You surely have at least one obnoxious foodie friend by now, but it wasn’t that long ago that people referred to their food with regular, five cent words like "good" and "a delicious pizza." But those halcyon days are over, and now we have to hear our stupid friends talk about pizza like it’s a work of art. Although pizza is beautiful and we'll make an exception if pressed.
But for all things not pizza, you should immediately remove all the gross food words on this list from you vocabulary. But first, scroll down and vote up the foodie descriptors that would make you barf the most if you heard them out loud, and if we left out any foodie words that make you want to throw yourself off in a vat of boiling cabbage, be sure to add them as a PSA, alerting all food lovers to cease and desist, leaving these nasty words for the compost pile of the English language.
Artisanal Artisanal is a fancy word for burned.
analise.dubner added Farm-To-Table
Foodie Maybe the worst word on this list, it means "person who likes food."
Deconstructed Deconstructed just means ingredients in a pile.
JenniferGarnick added Craft Another way of saying, "Takes forever to make."
Mouthfeel Mouthfeel feels gross coming out of your mouth.
Moist Moist makes you think of humidity, and humidity makes you think of mold. Ew.
analise.dubner added Rustic ...which basically means it looks like something you can make yourself.
Homemade The reason you go to restaurants is to avoid homemade food.
Orgasmic Check back for a list of Orgasmic Foods on Ranker: After Dark.
Locavore A locavore is someone who only eats local food and who was never hugged as a child.
Organic Organic has a lot of meanings including "expensive," "tasteless," and even "hipster trash."
Mixologist The term bartender is old school, but a mixologist sounds like someone who works at the Fermilab.
Gourmet If you ever hear anyone describe their dinner as "gourmet," pour soup on their head.