The sheer diversity of food in West LA gives locals the chance to taste almost every cuisine from around the world. By now you’re probably quite adept at knowing good sushi when you taste it and who in LA doesn’t know good Mexican food from the not-so-good?
But is it possible to love food and to be passionate about getting good food without turning into something of a food snob? West la food news would argue, with a dying breath if needed, that they are foodies.
A foodie is all about the food. What matters is that it is good food prepared well, served properly and that it tastes great. The discussion is entirely about quality, but it is a real quality based on what the senses involved tell you. Look, smell, taste, and perhaps touch.
A food snob alternatively is not about the real quality but an alternative quality which is based on $s or brand or a standard of quality which is arbitrarily assigned. The idea that a bottle of wine must be good because it costs hundreds of dollars, or comes from that vineyard.
Food snobs have all sorts of rules they apply. My balsamic must be more than x years old. My oil is always extra virgin and my mushrooms have to be truffles.
A foodie wouldn’t care as long as the mushrooms taste good. But there is a point where the two might collide. An older balsamic will cost more than a regular. But did you know that if you heat a cheaper balsamic over a low flame it will thicken and give the appearance of being an aged one?
Food is about getting the best you can within your budget. If it is fresh it will be tasty.