(food) Porn!

NPR aired an interesting story on the idea of food porn today. This is pretty timely since this has been on my mind a lot lately. I’ve been posting pictures of my food on my Facebook for a while now. Cooking is my hobby and Facebook seemed like the place to share that with my friends. Oddly enough, I actually really liked spending a massive amount of time in the kitchen conquering the pecan roulade with praline mousse. Cooking is fun to me and I like to share my hobby with my friends. (I mean, just look at it! Isn’t it stunning? It tasted just as stunning, trust me)

It eventually began to feel…a bit pushy perhaps. Maybe everyone really wasn’t interested in my stunning, gorgeous, perfectly ordinary green beans. It felt a bit like bragging and I am most assuredly a girl who really does not like to talk about herself. Yet, here I am, typing a blog and publishing it to the world. Nothing wrong with a little irony, eh? The idea of a blog has been in the back of my mind for a while now. It just felt like a less invasive way to share my thoughts and adventures. And here we are!

You must watch the video that accompanied the story. Eat it, don’t tweet it!

Another interesting tidbit in the NPR story is that some chefs have begun to prohibit diners from photographing the food. Seems a little counterintuitive to me. You should be honored that I’m so awed by the plate you’ve served that I want to photograph it and share it with who knows how many people on my Facebook, blog, twitter, urbanspoon, etc…. Its free promotion! Not to mention the fact that I paid for the food and should be able to do what I want with it. Now, if I pull out my mini tripod and flash…hmm, wait! that might be just the way to eliminate those pesky candle shadows… !

Now, pardon me while I post a link to this blog post on my Facebook 🙂

cheers!

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