So we've heard of a gourmet: a connoisseur of good food; a person with a discerning palate.
But do we really give the gourmand, a person who enjoys eating and often eats too much, as much street cred...
The answer is NO, and why not? Perhaps the gourmet projects a sophisticated, wine-swirling attitude right down to the fancy suit or dress worn to dinner. They talk about the "bites" of a dining experience. This appreciation of a morsel is wonderful, but it can sometimes feel exclusive. Food elevated to a bite could not be a comfort or filling.
A gourmand worries less about the one moment of satisfaction and focuses on the overall joy that food brings every time you eat. Food is love in all its forms to the gourmand.
Here at Nerd.blue, we're an inclusive group. A gourmand heading to the Quick Mart for the elusive can of whipped cream to spray directly into the mouth is as welcome as the Gourmet searching the local farmers market for an obscure root. All food is comforting, taken as a bite or a mouthful. Anyone who can have a conversation only about food is a worthy friend.
Well, my dear foodie friends, let's project that love for the world to see! When we're at home, the grocery store, the farmers market, or fast food restaurant declare what it means to really love food with an adorably funny food t-shirt.
With apparel alone, we can start those food conversations that are a balm to our soul. We can save the next contentious family gathering by talking about the inevitable marriage of Peanut butter and Jelly on a t-shirt. We all knew it was coming, but it's still swoon-worthy for any food lover.
Proclaiming to the world you love food is essential even when you are ordering a $40.00 grass-fed Kobe beef hamburger and organic french fries. Feel proud wearing this cute Hamburger & Fries t-shirt under your suit jacket.
Remember, just because we might want more than a just bite to talk about with friends does not make a gourmand any less critical in the world of food.
A boulangerie and a baker will agree that the perfect food union is a freshly baked tray of cookies and a tall glass of milk. Next time you are elbow deep in sugar and butter, make sure you wear this cute Milk & Cookies t-shirt proclaiming this love.
Now it's time more than ever for gourmands and gourmets to come together, to link arms, to rally cry for the gastronomically fantastic world that is food! Adopt a food t-shirt. Wear it proud. Spread the love!