This trend of people actively looking, judging, and making commentary on the eating and food-shopping habits of others is really fucking classist, healthist, and shaming - Not to mention, pretentious as fuck.
Food-shamers all up in my internets making me want to hurl my uber-processed fast food milkshake all up in their homemade vegan-frosted faces. With a goddamn maraschino cherry infused with red dye #40 on top.
Get down off your fucking high horse and recognize that policing this shit is wrong. It perpetuates a culture of disordered eating habits and constant internalized shame wherein some people are actually terrified of grocery shopping and will avoid it for fear of being outright harassed about what’s in their cart.
Suspecting the sort of shit that goes through people’s minds is one thing…Knowing is an altogether different kind of vom-inducing story.
Keep your food-shaming thoughts to your fucking self.
Fucking well this.
I went to culinary school. I heard the stupidest, meanest shit coming out of people’s mouths about food. And I’d argue, but I had to deal with these people daily, across multiple quarters.
And then I got out of school, and people I knew who weren’t professional cooksexpected me to act like that, too.They’d apologize for their food choices preemptively, because they’d heard this shit from foodies and assumed that I was about to spew it too. I’d have to go, “Eat whatever you want, cook whatever you want. I cook this way because I like to. But I also buy and eat junk food. I don’t use certain things because I don’t like them, but whether or not you do is up to you. It’s none of my business.”
And it’s not. An ideal world is not one where everybody eats a certain way, it’s one where everybody has access to the food they want, in abundance, and has the resources (physical, mental, emotional, and temporal) and ability to prepare it or have it prepared as they like, and is not judged for it. No one to go hungry, no one to have to eat only for subsistence and not for enjoyment, no one to be made to feel bad for their food choices.
Why does anyone think other people’s choices and lives are for them to pick over and judge?