Published Apr 04
6 Ways To Tell If You’re A True Foodie
What defines a foodie? Naturally, it’s someone who loves everything to do with food. From the shopping to cooking and especially sampling it – yum! Perhaps you’re obsessed with cookbooks, social media pages featuring short clips of the preparation, food markets, or treating yourself to something delicious – a little more often than you should.
A fascination with food can quickly become a hobby that you pour your time, effort, and money into. And while this isn’t a bad thing, saving a few bucks here and there can help you explore your foodie obsession even more.
DStv offers tons of food-related channels and shows with recipes to inspire you and try out for yourself. Plus, with so much choice, you won’t have a need to purchase a new cookbook, visit restaurants or waste your precious mobile data.
Let’s get into some traits all foodies have. Do you fit the bill?
1. You know you can do it better
Have you ever been to a dinner party and after tasting the host’s ‘special sauce’ thought it wasn’t that special? Maybe it was too watery, didn’t have enough seasoning or simply didn’t pair well with the rest of the dish? We’ve all been there, and we feel your pain.
Foodies have incredible tastebuds and a knack for knowing exactly which ingredient to add to balance the meal. But unlike you, these home cooks have little to no skill in the kitchen. See tensions flare and food go up in flames on Come Dine with Me, Monday to Friday at 19:02 CAT on BBC Lifestyle, DStv Channel 174.
2. You love a competitive cook-off
Much like our first point, foodies always want to be the best in the kitchen and put the most smiles on their guests’ faces. But what if someone else steps in to assist? A little competition never hurt anyone and is a great opportunity to learn and adapt your recipes along the way.
That’s why we are so drawn to foodies who battle it out for the top spot on TV shows. We pick our favourites, follow their journeys, and are amazed at what they plate up. Pique your interest by tuning into MasterChef South Africa, Tuesdays at 18:00 CAT on M-Net, DStv Channel 101.
3. You’re hungry for food gossip
Want to know who is making it big in the food industry? What is the latest emerging trend – watermelon steaks are so 2020 – and what do professionals think about it all? Instead of hitting the web and falling down a rabbit hole of recipes you weren’t even looking for to begin with, catch The Kitchen, Monday to Friday at 11:05 CAT on the Food Network, DStv Channel 175.
4. You’re game for all cuisines
The beautiful thing about living in Africa are our rich and diverse cultures, each with their own traditional flavours and unique dishes. No matter where you choose to visit, you’ll find a new flavour explosion – and that’s pretty awesome. Gain some insight into what African families eat by catching the truly unique TV show 7 Colours, Monday to Friday at 16:30 CAT on HONEY, DStv Channel 173.
5. You think that food makes anything more interesting
Chances are you’re energised by a bit of excitement and mystery in the kitchen to keep you on your toes, so it’s only natural that you’re craving a culinary-themed whodunit.
Join determined Tannie Maria, a small-town recipe advice columnist, and her colleague, rookie journalist Jessie, in the Karoo as they investigate the murder of a woman who sought advice about her abusive husband. Get your fix of food and drama in Recipes for Love and Murder on Sunday, 3 April at 20:00 CAT on M-Net, DStv Channel 101.
6. You love to share your know-how
As with anything we’re passionate about, foodies love to talk about food. We share our tips, tricks, and insight into how we prepare dishes, and happily receive other’s knowledge too. This way, we grow our repertoire of culinary skills and put it to the test the first chance we get – it’s magical.
Watch amateur cook and comedian Amy Schumer take to the kitchen and follow her foodie husband’s advice on how to cook something yummy on Amy Schumer Learns to Cook, Tuesdays at 19:55 CAT on the Food Network, DStv Channel 175.
It’s time to fuel your love for good food with DStv and let your true foodie shine. So, start streaming these and all your favourite shows and movies – anytime, anywhere, from any of your connected devices – through the DStv app. Remember to download the MyDStv app so you can easily manage your account, upgrade your package, make payments, and more.