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A documentary on the fine dining subculture of foodies. The interest in haute cuisine has grown exponentially. Now, we enter the world of one of the most influential people on the food scene - the foodie. A subculture of blogging food critics with a mission to eat at the best restaurants on earth. Through our close study, we get access to the world's most exclusive restaurants and get to know a group of slightly bizarre but charming food maniacs. Written by
Do I really need Joe Blogs (pun intended) to tell me how tasty is a chicken's beak served on a fine ceramic plate streaked with some vomit-inducing green slime sauce? I would personally have enjoyed the documentary more had the foodies been professional tasters or professional food critics. This group were an odd bunch of people, and I don't mean that figuratively. In their own pompous ways, they ate alone, emitting a variety of gurgling noises that us mere mortals are ill-equipped to comprehend, let alone emulate. I wonder if they have sex with themselves? One maladjusted, self-proclaimed jet-setting foodie had spent thousands of dollars prattling around the world to visit all of the 109 three-star restaurants on the Michelin Guide, but in Mumbai he chased the poor street vendor for not giving him change after purchasing a small plate of snacks (probably fried in 45 degree heat in the middle of a blazing Indian day). The change can't have been more than a few cents but for him it was a matter of 'principle'. Yes, form over substance. A sad documentary acted by lonely, sad characters. Any of you 'jet-setting odd-ball foodies' are welcome to join me in Bangkok's Soi Aree, where I eat real food cooked by real cooks at one-million stars restaurants: yes, the food is cooked in an open kitchen under the stars. Delicious, only 40 Baht. One US dollar for a plate of noodles and veg, expertly cooked and proudly served by honest people. Priceless. I know which one I would choose.
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