An eatie allows food to happen
The eatie is not constrained by the preconceived notion of who they are. They don’t feel the need to filter everything through the query, “Is this good enough for me, but more importantly, is this good enough for Insta?” They can enjoy things as they are. Eaties will also cook their own food if they decide that they want to, which is another thing that foodies will deny ever happens.
An eatie does not need to turn into a one-person marketing department every time they cook or eat a dish. An eatie is not driven on a mission to impress themselves and others with their extensive knowledge of the right and wrong ways to prepare food.
If an eatie is making something for you, they will offer you a drink and an appetizer, and, at most, tell you how good the dinner will be, or how much they hope you enjoy it. Eaties interact with other eaties in a giving, positive way. They understand that when people use food as a way to raise their status, those people become unbearable to be around. An eatie maintains relationships through the shared joy of eating, not the shared joy of thinking about how terrible another person’s eating habits are.
In short, be an eatie, not a foodie. Talking about how great food is is never a bad thing, but as soon as you find yourself turning into a snob with a smartphone, you’ve gone too far.