America's food obsession has grown prodigiously in the last decade or so (have you SEEN our pants lately?), and alongside that growth, many different strains of food snobbery have taken hold and flourished. But not all food snobs are created equal. Here they are, ranked by their varying levels of obnoxiousness. You may find yourself identifying with one. Or two. Or five.
19. The Sourcing Stickler
Caring about where your food comes from is admirable and all, but not when it's 6:30am and The Sourcing Stickler is drilling the barista on which region of Guatemala that morning's cold brew comes from (it damn well better be Acatenango Valley!) and whether or not the flour used in the banana nut muffins was milled within 30 miles of the shop.
18. The Self-Congratulatory Home Chef
When dining out with The Self Congratulatory Home Chef, every last detail of the meal is an opportunity for them to regale you with stories of their home cooking prowess (even if the evidence is already quite thoroughly available in their Facebook feed). You actually found yourself avoiding the braised pork shank with pickled onions just because you KNEW it would spur yet another conversation about how they've "gotten really into pickling lately."