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Condescending People Who Took Food Snobbery To The Next Level

In an ideal world, food would be something that unites the people of Planet Earth. We all need it to survive. Most cultures have figured out ways to make this necessity into something delicious and maybe even luxurious. But as food and cuisine have shifted from "need" to art and pleasure, some people have begun to turn something enjoyable into a source of snobbery and condescension. 

This self-importance and gatekeeping may have been reserved for food writing that reflects more privileged diners, but with the advent of the Internet, food snobs can be found pretty much everywhere. They creep into Twitter threads uninvited to share their tired opinion on fast food pizza. They balk at carbonara recipes that incorporate cream. They write essay-length reviews on Yelp, tearing into cuisines they only think they know something about. But while the diatribes and snide comments are wholly obnoxious, they're also kind of entertaining. These people are so desperate to show that they know better that we can't help but laugh at them. 

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    Who wants to bet that this person is not Japanese?

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    According to the Redditor who shared this, this uppity individual didn't even bother to tip or answer the door.

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    If you expect this much effort from the restaurant (you expect fancy plating for delivery??) and delivery person, the least you can do is throw them a few bucks for their clearly thankless labor. Truly despicable.


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    Who hurt this person??

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    UK Indian food has been a thing for a long time. Seems like this condescending food snob is just ill-informed. 


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    Who's gonna tell this person that milk, white wine, celery AND carrots are in the classic recipe for Bolognese? Italian-American cuisine is it's own thing. There's more to Italian than the red sauce, believe us. 


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    Newsflash: Omelets are folded in France. And even in Japan. 


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    While it's grating that this Polish person is gatekeeping Italian cuisine, there are pizzas that feature a cooked sauce. Plenty of them. 


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    While we really hope this is a joke, the comments in the New York Times cooking app have us doubting our judgment. Good luck finding that ewe.


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  • 8

    "You probably won't understand."

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    Ever think that maybe recipe writers try to use ingredients that people can actually find at the grocery store?

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    Well, this is something we've never heard before.

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    Cook better, like me, you absolute loser!

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    So basically what they're saying is that poor people can't be good cooks. Got it.

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    Get off your sea salt-flecked high horse.


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    This wannabe food expert got SERVED by someone who, y'know, actually knows what they are talking about.

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    The title is literally "kimbap." We're guessing this "sushi chef" has no idea what that is.

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    This @TheLazerBear person really has a point.

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    Who else wants to tell this person to get over themselves?

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    As a New Yorker, I take offense to this.

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    This was a response to a post about how you shouldn't touch wheelchairs/canes/crutches because they're an extension of the disabled person's body. Let that sink in.

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    While we can understand the confusion over "taco seasoning," what the hell is wrong with using a spatula?

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    Ah, yes. The classic ketchup controversy.

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    Why can't we just let people enjoy ketchup?


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    Milk purists tend to forget that 65% of the human race is unable to digest lactose.

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