Friday, June 20, 2008

Food Porn

I hadn't heard the term "food porn" until recently. I was checking out a cooking bulletin board I frequent and someone mentioned it when they were discussing a site devoted to food and blogs that had been shut down.

Apparently, this site (www.tastespotters.com) was shut down due to some legal issues and is hoping to reopen. I had never heard of it, but was too late to check it out. Well, in the backlash of so many devotees complaining, someone created a similar site. I had to check it out. Now I see what they were talking about, it is addictive, fun and can suck you into spending lots of time reading blogs and thinking about food. Of course, for me, I need no extra reason to think, write, read, make, etc. about food. I love food and cooking. In fact, tonight for my birthday, I signed my husband and I up to take a cooking class instead of going out to a traditional restaurant. We are going to Simply Good in Birmingham. www.simplygoodkitchen.com


The new site for "food porn" is www.foodgawker.com The concept is neat, people submit pictures of food and some are chosen to be posted which then links the picture to the blog it comes from. The pictures are incredible and it really makes me drool and want to up my game in the food photography department (mine are pretty poor currently). I have found many interesting recipes and blogs just in the few days I have checked the site.

Anyway enjoy!!

1 comment:

Annie & Nate said...

The main tip I have for people is to turn the flash off. It really washes out the picture. But that means that you have to have enough light to take the picture without shaking (I recommend a tripod).

Keep shooting! The great thing about digital is that you can make lots of mistakes and it doesn't cost you a lot. At first it seems you won't get a decent shot in 30. As you improve, you'll lower that ratio significantly.