Thursday, September 22, 2011

Food Nerd

It's official, I have completely morphed into another person and become an anal over-achiever. I guess that is what happens when you are studying something you actually care about. Somehow I managed to get the highest grade on my final in my Concepts and theories class (lecture) and the highest overall grade in my Fundamentals of Cooking class (lab). In reality, it was pretty easy.  Lab class never failed to stress me out every week and cause me to nearly vomit on finals day, but other than was cake. I didn't pull any all nighters, brown nose the teacher, or spend every spare moment of my day studying. Or did I? I guess you could call me a food nerd. ( I refuse to be called a foodie, I am not a foodie I am an aspiring chef. I will also accept food nerd. )  I cook as much as possible, and study the subject in my free time so it is almost like I have accidentally stumbled into becoming a good student. The accidental A student- yep, that's me.

Just in case you were all wondering. What is a Foodie? What is the difference between a Foodie and a Food Nerd? Well, I will help you out here.

Foodie-  a person having an avid interest in the latest food fads and finds eating it particularly joyous.

Food Nerd- a person regarded as socially dull, unsophisticated, awkward, etc., specif., as from being preoccupied with learning everything there is about where food comes from, how it is made, the science behind it, and mastering the art of cooking.


  1. Congratulations! I knew you could do it! :o)

  2. I detest the term 'foodie' when applied to a person. 'Foodie' in my world is what we call Kokomo's dinner. Kokomo is a dog.

  3. Congratulations on your high scores on your finals. I love the term "food nerd" because it fits me more than "foodie" does, but I don't cook nearly as much as I should. You inspire me to keep going in Culinary Arts. I just thought you should know.

  4. I am very proud of you my "food nerd", you excel at cooking. However I must disagree with you on your definition. You are not dull, you are very bright, you are not unsophisticated, you are very well read, and you are not awkward, you run like a gazelle and are a very beautiful woman who always draws heads when you walk or run by.

    Lol, I knew you would get an "A", you worked so hard for it! Because you love to cook and are very good at it.