Where Does a Non-Foodie Go in a Food-Obsessed Culture?

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Where Does a Non-Foodie Go in a Food-Obsessed Culture?

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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ou know that feeling of soul-stirring fulfilment that overcomes you every time you eat a fine-tasting morsel of food — something spectacular, deeply authentic, and thoroughly local? Well, I don’t.

God bless the soul of Anthony Bourdain, but eating delicious food is very low among my priorities in life. Lower than music, fashion, travelling etc, of course, but even lower than wasting countless hours scrolling through Instagram’s crappy discovery feed. After a lot of soul searching, I’ve come to the singular conclusion: As far as the popular definition of the word is concerned, I am not a “foodie.”

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