Jim Leff, founder of Chowhound, where he once wrote a column titled "What Jim Had for Dinner," weighs in on the Observer "foodiot" piece from last week. On the surface, you might think Mr. Leff would take issue with the story, but if you're at all familiar with his philosophy, his reaction isn't that surprising:
But I also see untold thousands of giddily obsessive food crazies who've made chewing the very center of their existences, and who endlessly scamper after the usual spotlit shiny big things. And who need everyone to hear about it ad nauseum. I was hoping to galvanize intrepid, iconoclastic chowhounds, but what I mostly see out there is more and more materialistic, hype-following foodies.
As William Shatner famously told the world of Trekkies, these people need to get a life.
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