Hey, Foodie!

Janebook isn’t impressed:

it seems like every pretentious idiot i meet these days seems to refer to him or herself as a “foodie” in a manner not dissimilar to the way in which awkward mainstream bros start self-identifying as hipsters the minute they buy an animal collective album or the third american apparel flex fleece sweatshirt (i shouldn’t even have to say this but COME ON, so 2005) enters their wardrobe.

Sure, this line of criticism might be a little 2005 too, but do read on.

[Photo by Jesse Friedman.]

23 Responses to “Hey, Foodie!”

  1. simoom says:

    Damn, someone woke up on the wrong side of the vodka bottle!

  2. Dave R says:

    Sad. Very very sad.

  3. Emma says:

    I think that in a way we all are becoming foodies. Think about what we used to eat in the 80′s and 90′s and what we eat now. We’re more concerned with eating nutritious, quality gourmet foods. Nothing wrong with that…

    • tacotron says:

      I don’t think being aware of what you are actually eating makes one a “foodie”, it makes you a consumer who is making smarter, more informed decisions about what you purchase.If the average consumer shopped like this, there would probably be a lot more decent products on our shelves. We wouldn’t be snapping into slim jims that have “mechanically separated meat” haha. But “eating lavender infused whole wheat pretzels” might make you a “foodie” i guess haha. We all eat stuff, and we all have things we dont like or will stand a ridiculous amount of time in a certain line to get some treat we really lovve

  4. Lapidgeon says:

    Its funny that this comes from someone who smokes nat sherman cigs and does tons of coke. Pot, meet kettle, you guys are wearing the same outfit.

  5. Sean says:

    I know, right! Fucking hipsters.

    Oh, wait, now it’s fucking foodies? I missed the memo again!?

    (When was is that slackers stopped being ironically cool/annoying? I see that plaid is coming back, does that mean flannel will too? Remember valley girls? Yeah, only from movies I suppose…)

    More importantly, when do we get to the “fucking sterotypers” phase? You know, the part where we make fun of people who make snide comments about a whole imaginary category of people so as to make themselves seem discerning and cool and a bit aloof in that metropolitan young adult way…

    Not hating, (well, maybe a little), but trust me girls and boys, there’s not much new under the sun when it comes to outrage at the culture. I’m only in my mid-30s and this retread bullshit is already tired.

  6. buzzkiller says:

    STFU Jane:
    “paying $18 for a bougie reinterpretation of some banal…”

    You can’t accuse people of being pretentious when you write like that, sorry.

  7. pedro says:

    wow. i guess everyone just got a little HANGRY.

  8. daveH says:

    Mmmmmm. Oh that lavender infused whole wheat soft prezle was so good. I wish I was eating it right now.

  9. M.A.C. says:

    the only thing more annoying that foodies or hipsters are people who sit and bitch and moan about them. That mac and cheese dish you just described sounds fucking good. And if I have an $18 to buy it…well, enjoy your box of Kraft powdered cheese, but I win.

  10. AK-MAK47 says:

    I agree with M.A.C. and Buzzkiller, but I suspect that chick is just pushin buttons and getting her name in our mouth. Blogger chicks on coke = yikes.

    • Allan Hough says:

      I think you might be onto something. Everywhere I go, it’s Janebook this and Janebook that. “I love Janebook!” “Janebook is da bommmmmb.” “I wish my blog was more like Janebook!” “New Janebook post!” “Janeboooooook!”

  11. Foodies are to food as groupies are to groups. Learn some cooking.

  12. Tiffanie says:

    it’s ME!!

  13. Jane (book) says:

    Ooh, controversy. I edited the original post because I realized I may not have made my point clearly enough: it’s not the trendy food itself that I hate, it’s the people who take one sip of bacon flavored coffee and act like they’re Anthony Bourdain.

    Also, before you all start lobbing personal insults at me, maybe consider that I didn’t post this here or even know it had been posted here until this morning and never intended this to be up for some kind of debate? Or just keep calling someone you don’t know a pretentious cokehead over the internet. Whatever makes you happy.

  14. Vic Wong says:

    I love how everyone talks shit about jane, then start pointing out intricate details about jane’s life, therefore exposing themselves as total janebook fans.

    Own it, people. If loving a blog about a cute, big-word-using, often painfully immature, 20-year-old chick’s partying/sex life is wrong, I don’t wanna be right. There I said it

    cue slow clap

    • Lapidgeon says:

      I think its fair to see who it is you’re snarking on before you snark on them. I’ll admit she’s cute and seems to have her wits about her. Just felt this particular point was a little too hypocritcal considering that she probably seems just as pretentious to the average person as these so called “foodies.” I could have made that point a bit clearer, but then it wouldn’t have been so snarky.

  15. Hennessy says:

    I love her complete lack of self-awareness in judging people for identifying themselves through their personal tastes when the majority of her blog is about ironically drinking 4Loko, trying to be seen in Dolores Park, and wanting to fuck guys just because they have mustaches and ride fixies.

    • Kyra says:

      Are you delusional? Jane is a bad ass broad who drinks 4loko to black out not to be ironic. God damn. Do you even know what irony MEANS? Also, you are sadly mistaken….I know Jane personally and can honestly say she is not attracted to guys with mustaches and fixies. No one cares about mustaches and “fixies” anymore. No one even calls fixies, fixies so just shut up before you further embarrass yourself. Do you really think this girl is stuck in 2008/09? Please guy, we have standards to keep up with. Trying to be “seen” at Dolores Park? The fuck? I don’t even know how to respond to that. I didn’t know going to Dolores park to eat tacos and cure a hangover counted as “trying to be seen”. You are just bitter and probably live vicariously through Jane’s blog postings. Sorry ’bout that!

  16. seumnerd says:

    Funnily enough, MM chose a photo of someone who happens to be one of the best, most creative cooks I have ever met. That gentleman on the left can make heaven on a plate.