Meet the biggest buzzword in the food world this minute: koodies.
Meet the biggest buzzword in the food world this minute: koodies. No, I'm not referring to the term we used prolifically as fourth graders; I'm talking about kid foodies. Food trend analyst Phil Lempert, also known as the Supermarket Guru
, coined the term to refer to
children with an "ardent or refined interest in food" or "an unusual, sometimes fanatic, desire to eat unusual foods."
The term may be brand-new, but the idea of kids with refined palates has been on the horizon for a while. Remember Greg Grossman, who catered in the Hamptons? Or David Fishman, who dined alone at 12? Let's not forget Julian Kreusser, the 5-year-old with a cooking show. They're all poster children for the term "koodie."
Do you have any koodies in your life? Do you respect their precocious appreciation for food — or do you find it to be obnoxious?