Terrific blog posting on “food porn”

“It glistens. It drips. It uses props. It is both lusty and intimate. For those who partake, it is an obsession,” she writes.

As mentioned in class, I’ve linked Gastronomica‘s round-table discussion as an optional reading on TLEARN. If you’re interested in reading further on this topic, you might want to check out the Skinny Gourmet’s posting “What is food porn?” The following excerpt is from her blog:

Compare for example, Ferroni’s masterful orientation of the steaming frittata (top), to the more basic orientation of my own photo (at bottom). Like hers, my food object is round (although mine is banana bread). And like hers, my food object has a slice taken out. But to be honest, that is where the similarity ends. Because her frittata has that special something that makes it just a bit “food porny.” The orientation is such that the food is experienced more like a physical presence. The slice is angled towards us to give us a glimpse, but also rotated slightly away. Moreover, the frittata tilts towards us, like it is cozying up for conversation over a cocktail.

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