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Examples of foodie in a Sentence
The restaurant is very popular among foodies.
Recent Examples of foodie from the Web
Belfre Kitchen Touted for its New American Cuisine, Belfre Kitchen is one of the newer destinations for foodies.
Mina was among a group of celebrity chefs (including Charlie Palmer and Houston's own Danny Trace) who kicked off Super Bowl week with a foodie event at Williams Sonoma.
Douglas Katz of Fire Food and Drink, Rocco Whalen of Fahrenheit, and Karen Small of Flying Fig were among 222 prominent foodies who filed a legal brief that argues free speech doesn't let food purveyors discriminate against customers.
Minneapolis The twin city that gave the world Prince and Bob Dylan—and will host the Super Bowl on Sunday, Feb. 4—is now luring curious foodies.
The local theater also is going to screen one of her favorite foodie films.
Islington has partnered with the London Farmer's Market to create the ultimate foodie heaven.
Nearby Bottega, an intimate northern Italian–style restaurant with a BYOB policy, draws foodies from across the city.
President Obama had the distinct honor of dining with foodie-slash-life-expert Anthony Bourdain last week for the season premiere of Parts Unknown.
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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).
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