Tell-tale signs of a Foodie…

I love food. I love blogging. I love food blogging! This weekend, I’m in London, connecting with other food bloggers. Excited is not the word I would use to describe how I feel…..the word hasn’t been invented yet!

Today, I present my list of foodie facts…signs of food addiction. So, have you got the Food bug? Are you showing any signs of food dependency?

Calorie I didn't like Here are 18 facts to id a foodie!

  • Never goes to a new place without looking up a list of foods to bring back, aka Paris, Germany…and more
  • Food profling is nothing. The ability to take 100 photos of pie and mash from every angle….and delete 98!
  • Never travels light – especially if visiting friends. Will take a lot of the local delights from home – abroad….and return the same. Husbands, colleagues, friends may mutter but what needs to be done, has to be done
  • Would rather shop for fruit and veg than shoes

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  • Is a collector – of recipes, cookbooks, food ingredients and facts

Cookbooks I bought

  • Always has more than one favorite apple recipe. Forget what favourite means. Favourite is a word that applies to many recipes…just like my husband and his favourite football player – doesn’t exist is also another word!
  • Would vote a cookbook as top reading of the year
  • Autumn and Winter reading could easily involve curling up on a sofa with a tartan blanket….reading cookbooks…..
  • Never gives up. One failure doesn’t mark the end
  • Thinks about the next meal when eating; eats when cooking, cooks in her sleep, wakes up to eat and starts the cycle…all over again
  • Delights in new ways to cook

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  • Never loses hope. Despairs…but hopes again, even when the grey rings are apparent on your soft boiled eggs and you medium rare steak is cooked to bronze perfection
  • Knows what side her bread is buttered on
  • Appreciates other foodies…hey look at the world of food blogging
  • Wants to keep the ties that bind…and so rather than bore friends and family to death, starts a food blog and connect with other like-minded obsessives.
  • Hopes, Trusts, Perseveres…one day she will make her own puff pastry….
  • Buys a 2.5 kg of chocolate…with no recipe in mind. Or a 5kg box of pears…for something is bound to turn up. Buys 3kg of apples when there is no food crisis or 192 eggs!


  • Buys it first, worries about what to do with it later for Google will not fail
  • I have more facts…but they’ve evapourated or condensed…either way they’re out of my memoreach!

Now.. I’m off to London to enjoy a weekend with other like-minded people at the Food Bloggers Connect 2009…will try to come back with some photos

Can you identify with one thing on the list? Please say Amen…and please, please, please, add your favourite tell-tale sign….of food addiction!

Till we eat again…. XOXO

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  1. Diva, those truffles will keep your memory forever etched…and no I didn’t buy 192 eggs. Heaven no…that was Velva, but I have gotten 5kg of pears, a whole box of plums…and more 🙂

    Jamie – true to your word. Thanks for the high praise:-). Next step….monetising it! Definitely see you soon….

  2. Yes, yes, yes, yes… and so on and so forth! Yes this is me to a tee! That’s why spending 3 days with only food bloggers was paradise to all of us!

    Ozoz, you are a gem and I can’t begin to tell you how much I am happy that I got to know you! Can’t wait to get together again, my lovely! And bearing food gifts, of course!

    Oh, yes, and I am announcing to the world that we ALL think that Ozoz is fabulous, gorgeous, witty, kind, generous, sexy and brilliant and no body doubt it! We love her!

  3. hey darling! 🙂 was a real joy to meet u too at FBC. oooh i’m so glad you liked the truffles and i just posted about them actually. fancy a lil food porn? lol

    hope u got back ok. 😉 we shall be keepin in touch yes! xx

  4. So glad that we all recognise ourselves in these signs 🙂 Phew, sigh of relief, I’m no freak! And London ROCKEDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD big time. Thank you so much for your thoughts!

    Sarah…the 192 eggs were not mine!

  5. Ah, I love these! I went on a 2 day road trip to Montreal and packed 10 various bars, a bag of Sun Chips, and loads of peanut butter. The only thing I bought while up there… wine and chocolate! I hope you come back from London with lots of goodies.

  6. Ha, ha, sooooooooo true!!!! I’ve gone to bed many many nights and sleep wouldn’t come… thinking about my next post or recipe or…

    Have FUN and tell us all about it 😀

  7. I see myself in many of the items on your. Especially the one about having multiple favorite versions of a recipe.

    I’m currently torn between two different pancakes as my favorite, or favourite if I’m feeling cheeky.

    Hope you are living it up in London.

  8. Amen!

    … I believe I identify with them all! haha

    my tell-tale sign: ‘When you walk into a book store, is the first section you go to the cookbook or cooking magazine section?’ …um yes!

  9. Haha that is a GREAT list and I can definitely identify with more than a handful of quirks in that list, namely would rather shop for food than shoes! 🙂 Nice to meet you yesterday 🙂

  10. Forget Selfridges–get thee directly to Neals Yard Dairy. Trust me on this one. You’ won’t be sorry!

    I consider the world my food shop, and always ALWAYS bring back something special for the kitchen! Yesterday I cooked with wild thyme I picked a month ago in the South of France. Ahhh, who else can I tell that to but other foodies!

    Thanks for this post, and for being a foodie. I’m with ya!

  11. Hi guys…I’m not blogging live…unfortunately. Busy checking out the food hall at Selfridges and meeting people like Aisha and Sarah. London is GREAT and I promise you all the news on the Bloggers conference, which was so, so cool and my mini trips. Now I have to dash off our sunday market tour of Marylebone village! Take care

  12. Hey, i loved this list. I identify with the reading cookbooks as normal books. As you saw I work in a bookstore and am constantly just reading the many cookbooks.
    My contribution is gets hurt while cooking (hot oil splattered on my face and neck) and I still carry on cooking and frying things.

  13. This one was the best of them all!

    “Wants to keep the ties that bind…and so rather than bore friends and family to death, starts a food blog and connect with other like-minded obsessives.”


  14. I love your list! Especially the one about buying first and then figuring out what to do with the ingredient later – I am always impulsive like that!

    I hope you have a great trip!

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