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Examples of foodie in a Sentence
The restaurant is very popular among foodies.
Recent Examples of foodie from the Web
Ceviche, empanadas and Spanish tapas are also on the tasting menu in this tour that introduces foodies to the flavors of Latin cuisine.
Calling all Jamaican foodies: The Boston JerkFest is back in town this week, serving up heaps of spice, brew, and fun times under the sun.
The growing world of foodies and conscientious consumers cheered them on.
Upon meeting a young leukemia patient at a book signing in St. Louis -- a boy who binge-watched Bourdain's TV shows while in the hospital -- Bourdain answered the young foodie's question about where to find the best seafood.
Popular Sacramento pastry shop closed indefinitely after kitchen fire Sushi Fest has thousands of interested foodies.
The prize - a clay pot that is painted and crafted by Victor Montañez, a local artist from Pilsen - is a symbol of gastronomical excellence that attracts hungry foodies.
Holland, 39, an art educator, and Eron, 42, a software engineer, saw the potential for creating a community of budget-conscious foodies centered around a recipe-sharing website.
Dozens of foodies showed up early to the second day of Bourbon & Beyond with one goal in mind: meeting Top Chef finalist Carla Hall.
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Did You Know?
Foodie is a relatively recent addition to our language (dating from the early 1980s), but it derives from a much older word, food, which has been with us for as long as there has been anything that could be called English. Food can be traced back through Middle English to the Old English form fōda, which is itself related to Old High German fuotar, meaning "food" or "fodder," and Latin panis, meaning "bread." Panis is the source for empanada (a turnover with a sweet or savory filling), panatela (a type of cigar), panettone (a kind of bread containing raisins and candied fruit), and pantry (a room used for the storage of provisions).
FOODIE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of foodie for English Language Learners
: a person who enjoys and cares about food very much
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