"Perhaps food is the new rock," Wendy Fonarow writes in her Guardian post, "Ask the indie professor: Is food the new indie rock?" Fonarow makes a number of interesting comparisons between rock and the contemporary food scene, claiming that "the modern foodie movement expresses many of indie values." From their search for artisanal, "green products" to an emphasis on "local, organic, and sustainable," foodies embody an indie ethos. Fonarow compares looking for authentic products to "getting a limited-edition coloured vinyl EP." And foodies are connoisseurs, capable of selecting the best from the bunch.
While foodie philosophy seems comparable to indie music philosophy, the subjects remain starkly different. To read more about Fonarow's conception of the food movement, click here.