Food porn

Interesting trendlet: “photoblogging your meals”:http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/foodporn/clusters, aka “flickr food porn.” One particularly tasty looking example: Eating Taipei, a food odyssey in Taiwan.

Speaking of which, I’m apparently booked for LA, Taipei, Hong Kong, and Tokyo in December. Sounds fun, but a bit disappointed that it won’t include “Shanghai”:http://travel2.nytimes.com/2005/10/09/travel/09shanghai.html?pagewanted=2&incamp=article_popular.

On the title: while reading “Debbie Does Salad” in the current (and excellent) “Harper’s”:http://harpers.org/MostRecentCover.html, I couldn’t help but think of my parents at home and their two-hours-a-day dose of FoodTV. And yet what TV isn’t porn-ified these days, filled with subtle yannic and phallic shapes, moist and squishy sounds, filth sanitized and airbrushed to perfection, with dreamy actors breathing into one another’s ears?

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