---Alice Abrams

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Thursday 13 - Are You a Cultivore?

"It all started with "carnivore" -- someone who eats meat. Then we had "omnivore" -- someone who eats from all food groups. Next came "locavore" --someone who eats food grown or produced locally.
Now it's really taking off. I was on an eating trip with friends the other night when they announced they were "opportunivores." They eat anything when they get the chance. That started the new food words spinning through my head. If you spend enough time in the food world, prowling for restaurants, poking around the food Web sites -- you see all kinds of tribes."
CULTIVORES: These are members of the eating cults, people who lurch from one food fad to the next in search of the most obscure food.
OMNIBORES: People who endlessly brag about all the places where they've eaten, including neighborhoods, cities and very distant countries.
SNAP-AND EATERS: People who shoot pictures of their plates to post on blogs (I happily belong to this group!)
BAGGISTS: Those who bring their own bags everywhere we go. (Sorry I'm late --- I got caught in line behind a baggist with $300 worth of frozen food.)
CAMPOVORES: People who take gourmet meals on campouts.
CAMPYVORES: People who embrace any food with retro appeal. Their logo would be a marshmallow Peep holding a pack of Teaberry gum (again, this me!).
GIMMEMORES: People who have no standards for food other than the size of the portion.
FOODFEARISTS: Otherwis mature adults who are still avoiding things they didn't like when they were children. 'Don't service me anything green. I'm a foodfearist.'
NEVER-HAPPYTARIANS: People who pick apart every meal, particularly any meal in a restaurant that got a favorable review.
MOMMY DIREST: Someone who is afraid no source of food will be pure enough for her children.
MARTHA MAIDENS: People who make everything from scratch, right down to forging the metal for their own pots. (Avoid getting a gift from a Martha Maiden. You have to make your own paper and ink for the thank-you card.)
A CHILDSIAN SLIP: This is when someone shows off his/her knowledge of food but misuses the words. Named in honor of all the people who think the name of the late cookbook author was 'Julia Childs.'"

Credited to and Written by: Kathleen Purvis, McClatchy Newspapers



Linda said...

I'm definitely a Opportunivore! Though I've also been known to be a Snap-and-Eater, too!

Picturing of Life said...

great post

Will you visit mine Thanks

DrillerAA said...

Love this post.
I'm not sure why I seem to be hitting on all of the food based posts this morning.

Happy TT

Hootin' Anni said...

LOL---I LOVE the snap and eaters!! Been, guess I'm one of .......


Have a terrific t-13 is posted too, it'll take a bit of doing to comprehend it all, but it's worth a shot. Come see if you can decipher it.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

snap and eater here! ha ha ha

good post honey!

smiles, bee

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Not playing this week, but wanted to comment. How cute is this. I would guess I fall in the GIMMEMORES. I so love to eat. I can't, but I would love too. Have a great day Gracie. :)

Sue said...

Happy TT and thanks so much for stopping by! Great list idea!

Denise Patrick said...

Great post. So very funny. I know a few of those.

Happy TT!

Nicholas said...

Funny list!

Heart of Rachel said...

I belong to the snap-and-eaters. :)