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Food porn

Posted: June 14, 2012 in Cooking, Food porn, Weight loss
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One of the quirky habits that Supportive Partner Woman (Devourer of Tasty Meat!) and I have is a proclivity toward food porn. When we are out and we see a nice looking dinner plate, we snap a picture and put it up on Facebook.

Top: Roasted cedar plank salmon with olive oil and fresh ground pepper; bottom left: veggie flatbread pizza; bottom right: my almost famous chocolate chip cookies.

I even have an album simply entitled Food Porn, where the photos go to live on. I’ve recently started adding photos of some of my culinary creations when I feel they pass the pretty test. I’m going to share a few of the best looking ones here.

Left side: Scallop risotto from Royal Caribbean; top right, standard chicken sandwich from Chick-Fil-a; bottom right: chicken nachos from San Antonio Bar & Grill in Washington, DC.

Quite honestly, most of the food porn stuff is not what you’d call healthy by any stretch of the imagination. There are lots of red meats and lots of desserts, most of which I didn’t actually eat. OK, maybe I did eat the red meat… I’m not opposed to tasty cow. Or tasty chicken. Or tasty fish.

I like to post it because to me, food tastes better when it looks good. I’m sure there have been studies done proving this, but to me, presentation means a lot. Appearance influences perception… not just food but everything. You could see two identical meals, same ingredients, same recipe, and chances are you’d pick the plate that looks more appealing and say it tasted better.

I’m going to start posting up some recipes… most of what I do is simple enough. I’m not quite good enough to make all my own stuff yet, but I’m pretty good at modifying other recipes to suit my needs. I’ve gotten ahold of a nice black bean chili recipe that I’m going to try to tweak. We shall see how it goes. If it’s good, I’ll post it up here.

Have a great day, folks, and I will keep the food porn coming your way.