Why we love food porn

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11 Responses to “Why we love food porn”

  1. glaborous_immolate says:

    The advantage is that with food porn you’re actually objectifying an object, food, instead of a person. 

    And food won’t ever mind if you make it do something you saw in a picture. 

    But you can still be disappointed when you try the thing you saw in the video and it doesn’t turn out as well.

  2. thebelgianpanda says:

    that’s a nice lookin pate en croute you got there.  keep meaning to make one, maybe that’s what i’ll have for thanksgiving.

  3. Nadreck says:

    Dolly Parton’s super-normal parts are indeed awesome.  She’s quite honest about it though and admits that they’re wigs.

  4. Dan says:

    Is it just me, or does anyone else find the phrase “mouth feel” to be wretchedly (retchedly) repulsive?

  5. zombienietzsche says:

    I want Anthony Bourdain to make love babies with Tom Waits, it would be amazing.

  6. thebelgianpanda says:

    most boudin noir i’ve had has just been kinda nasty (but the same could be said that most sausages i’ve had have been kinda nasty), but i had one two years ago in a town called Goring outside of the UK that was outstanding.  it’s probably the easiest sausage to go mealy and break, but when done correctly is mind blowing.

    oh, and deep fried headcheese is equally amazing.  so. much. awesome. flavor.

  7. L_Mariachi says:

    I hope this isn’t too much of a derail, but:  I love it as much as anyone, but the Bourdain/Iron Chef high-end (yes, even A.B.’s street food from distant locales is “high end” in a way) porn is in an indirect way related to crap like Guy Fieri and Man Vs. Food, even though they represent polar opposites of the place food occupies in life.  It’s like the difference between a second honeymoon with your wife and spending a sleepless weekend in a Motel 6 with an eightball and a stack of Max Harcore DVDs.  Boudain and his ilk have a multifacted appreciation of food as art, experience, as well as fundamental necessity of life; Fieri’s gang represent food through a distorted lens of American abundance. Who cares where this burger meat came from or how good it actually is because there is a SHIT-TON of it! We must be pretty flush to have a twelve-pound cheeseburger! They don’t have this in Somalia!

    I feel some preachiness coming on so I’ll stop here, except to say that is by far the best looking headcheese I have ever seen.

  8. CH says:

    I’m hungry!

    I absolutely _love_ the way Anthony Bourdain presents his shows. He truly has a love and appreciation for food and the art of making food, and he really makes me excited about all the food he presents. Oh, and yes… he does make good food porn!

  9. jhertzli says:

    Didn’t Deirdre Barrett also claim some scientists support nuclear energy because it was a supernormal stimulus? (Never mind that, out here in the real world, nuclear energy has been as boring as any other energy source since the mid 1960s.) Now, it makes sense to claim that a Hershey bar is a supernormal stimulus for instincts to eat ripe berries and fatty nuts. It makes sense to claim that pornography is a supernormal stimulus for an instinct to marry a woman at the lifetime peak of fertility. It even makes a little bit of sense to claim that Las Vegas is a supernormal stimulus for an instinct to try to hunt dangerous but lucrative animals. I can’t think of any caveman activity that would produce an instinct for mathematical physics, unless we find a way to translate cave paintings into equations.

    A possible line of research: Are theories similar to Ms. Barrett’s a supernormal stimulus of the instinct to make up rumors about rival tribes?

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