These days a lot of people will claim they are foodies, but just because you like to eat out, doesn’t necessarily make you a foodie. So, what does make someone a real foodie?
Well, according to a new survey, 75% of people say they are someone who really loves food, and it’s costing them a lot of money. In fact, 40% of foodies say they spend $51 a week on gourmet items, which translates to about $3,300 a year.
As for the most common traits of a foodie, the poll finds that 48% of people say it’s having a knowledge of food pairings, while 47% say most foodies are interested in the origin of foods, and 45% say they are folks who frequently try new food. Other top foodie traits include:
- Being able to properly cook (44%)
- Awareness of what foods are in season (41%)
- Always have a restaurant recommendation (35%)
- Eat healthy (35%)
- Having a taste for wine (34%)
- Fully stocked fridge (33%)
- Always trying to get people to go out to eat (32%)
- Own cookbooks (32%)
- Traveled to a country for its food (31%)
Source: SWNS Digital