Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Food Porn

The Huffington Post Food Section has an interesting discussion today about Food Porn-- those luscious, almost-too-good-to-be-real photos you seen in some magazines and a lot of food blogs. There were a lot of very strong opinions expressed by the participants, and a lot of very... um...sensual comparisons of food porn with other porn.



What do you think? Do you like these images? Or do you think they are unrealistic and discouraging to those of us who are lucky if we get the food to taste as good as the recipe suggests, let alone look as good?



Me? I think that as long as you aren't anorexic and using the images as a substitute for really eating, food porn can't be bad. I like to look at photos of unblemished flowers and garden vegetables, too, but I don't actually expect my gardens to look like that. They just give me a goal to aspire to.

1 comment:

The Whimsical Gardener said...

hmmm..haven't really thought much about it but was going to write a food blog before I started my gardening blog. The food blog didn't last long because my family wasn't very understanding about me having to take pictures of their dinner before they could eat it! The flowers/plants are much more forgiving!