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Food Porn Daily. Brought to you by Amanda & Tyler from What We're Eating and Nicole from Pinch My Salt. Click, Drool, Repeat.

If they put the captions in a better spot, I'd give it a 10 out of 10.
posted by MiltonRandKalman (23 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
posted by sevenyearlurk at 3:32 PM on August 20, 2008

Oh god, I'm cumin!
posted by turgid dahlia at 3:40 PM on August 20, 2008 [12 favorites]

This is like Playboy with the fuzzy focus and unrealistic perfection, might find in Home and Garden magazine. Someone posted a food porn site the other day that is more Hustler with nitty gritty character, perfection on its own terms.
posted by stbalbach at 3:41 PM on August 20, 2008 [1 favorite]

Nice photos.

On the other hand, the dialogs between Tyler and Amanda on What We're Eating just makes me think "mediocre."
posted by dersins at 3:47 PM on August 20, 2008

Their blog's banter maybe mediocre, but the cocoa-glazed smokey bacon actually gives me blue balls.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 3:53 PM on August 20, 2008

Yeah, better than I expected. I too thought the text placement was cheesy, but the food... yeah. The food looked pretty damn good.
posted by GuyZero at 4:07 PM on August 20, 2008

Hustler? I dunno, but this cheesemaking photoset at stbalbach's linked site was pretty sweet!
posted by GuyZero at 4:12 PM on August 20, 2008

Best. Post. Ever.
posted by ten pounds of inedita at 4:31 PM on August 20, 2008

So it's one annoying Illustrator or Photoshop trick plus some decent macro/lightbox photography, but it sure is making me hungry. I guess I don't read it for the articles?
posted by Mngo at 4:39 PM on August 20, 2008

This is like porn vs. actual sex. It's more fun to DIY. Heat up some olive oil in a pan, saute some garlic, bada bing, bada boom.
posted by fixedgear at 4:53 PM on August 20, 2008

Kinda bummed me out that it's just pictures. No recipes or further info. Bummer.

On the plus side - following the other links in the FPP led me to food porn that DOES show recipes. This makes me happy.
posted by revmitcz at 5:32 PM on August 20, 2008

No, this is food porn.
posted by mr_book at 5:38 PM on August 20, 2008

after flipping threw a few images, i was reminded what c.s. lewis said about porn and food.
Now suppose you come to a country where you could fill a theatre by simply bringing a covered plate on to the stage and then slowly lifting the cover so as to let every one see, just before the lights went out, that it contained a mutton chop or a bit of bacon, would you not think that in that country something had gone wrong with the appetite for food? And would not anyone who had grown up in a different world think there was something equally queer about the state of the sex instinct among us? One critic said that if he found a country in which such striptease acts with food were popular, he would conclude that the people of that country were starving.
posted by erifneerg at 6:13 PM on August 20, 2008 [2 favorites]

Hey, FPD, you don't have to be half an inch from the dish for it to be a good food photo. And please, lose the dumb text.

I much prefer tastespotting for my daily dose of food porn.
posted by ericbop at 7:10 PM on August 20, 2008 [1 favorite]

Um, mr_book. Um. I find it hard to express what I want to say so I'll just bibble here for a minute.

Okay, here it is:

Nice Comparison! And by that I mean ick.
posted by h00py at 7:57 PM on August 20, 2008

posted by Dave Faris at 8:17 PM on August 20, 2008

I'm very glad that food has become groovy. I like watching people cook, I like to interpret what they are cooking, I like talking about foodstuffs. I rarely follow a recipe except if it's a baking thing. It's just nice to almost intuitively know what goes with what. It makes me think that all of these years watching food shows and buying simple food magazines when it wasn't cool is finally paying off. Amazing tasting stuff is at the end of my fingertips! I can cook you something wonderful, you just have to be wonderful enough to deserve it! I feel like this is my superpower. I know how to make gravy from scratch. I can Make Something Yummy For You With Meat!

Oh thank god I lived long enough for this to be a good thing! My casserole is delicious and packed with nutritious ingredients and I can whip it up quicker than you can drive to Hungry Jacks!
posted by h00py at 11:11 PM on August 20, 2008

I'm overestimating the power of food, aren't I?
posted by h00py at 11:14 PM on August 20, 2008

What a surprisingly ill-considered domain name.

When I think food porn, I inevitably think about the snuff food porn on Korean shopping channels, that I wrote about here several years ago. The money shot:
The food porn, which is so obscenely fixated on wetness and bubbling, on glistening surfaces and suddenly-exposed textures, can be depended upon to make me a little nauseous, and since I can afford to lose a couple of pounds, losing my appetite for a while isn't such a bad thing. It must be said that these food porn producers have their job down to a fine art. They are incredibly skilled at eroticizing foodstuffs : so much so that I sometimes worry that I'll wake up mid-sleepwalk one night in flagrante delicto with our store of kimchi.

The models tend to be on the sexy side of the street, too, which is certainly not a bad thing.

As I was saying before I so rudely interrupted myself : the screen at this particular moment was occupied by a pair of hands, turning and displaying a live crab, which was waving its legs about in dismay. Understandably. You'd be distressed too. With no warning, to the jaunty retro-pop harmonies of the title song from the mostly harmless Tom Hanks vehicle, 'That Thing You Do', the hands proceeded to rip open the shell of the soon-to-be-not-so-live crab, as its little legs went into spastic 'oh-my-god-I'm-being-dismembered' gyrations, and expose its glistening, wet guts to the camera, which dutifully zoomed in. It was a weird combination of the usual food-porn with sudden, unexpected violent death, and it left me a little... discombobulated.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:29 AM on August 21, 2008

I HATE food blogs that say "recipes coming soon". You show me the food then dammit show me the recipe!
posted by srboisvert at 1:28 AM on August 21, 2008

This thread is useless without p--

What? Oh.

Also the lack of recipes makes this kind of useless, even as pornography. The point of porn is to get off; the lack of recipes makes that impossible.
posted by dirtynumbangelboy at 4:44 AM on August 21, 2008

As the world and the peoples in it aged, few things remained sacred and forbidden. With the population spilling out of the pot and dribbling down the sides, the vast slow unconcious of the species moved away from the urge to procreate, to fuck and create, to find joyous release in simply making more and more and more of us. As we made commodities out of forbidden pleasure; filed them away under easy to find domain names; sold them out of the backs of trucks and well lit downtown shops; as they became as easy and as accepted as commerce in pies or flavored waters, the need for the dirty and perverse moved on.

Meanwhile our own bodies became more and more victim to the floating world of luxury and urban ecology. Our concern manifested as health fads and sudden hot flashes of "forbidden fruits" and "super foods". Working to the bone in flaccid spine-killing cubicles till only crates of medicines could fight back the hemorrhoids, we flogged ourselves mercilessly in expensive gymnasiums to attain some image of the noble savage, pure and fit, bounding through the dreamscape we lived in - then secretly gorged on designer donuts and boutique icecream in the blessed privacy of our homes. Oh it's so bad, we thought. But we deserve it!

Over time, the feelings about food became more complex. It was rude and improper to eat certain unhealthy or particularly indulgent foods in public - no one wanted to see that, be reminded of those animal lusts. Private masked banquets became a fad, sexless orgies of decadent consumption. Soon, while on the rare occasions that sex was of interest it might be engaged in on a bus or in a public park, eating was itself an entirely secretive and pornographic act. The great chefs were underground stars of the perverse, the forbidden, the transgressive. Vice squads breaking down doors of speakeasy charcuteries; citizens' militias burning backroom bakeries to the ground; abortionists and sex artists chasing soup nazis through the streets howling with public condemnation and private obsessions.

Finally, the grand charade of Prohibition.
posted by freebird at 8:46 AM on August 21, 2008

All the pics are recycled from recipes from the two blogs, just cropped tighter and hit with a sharpen tool. So if you want the recipes, just use the search on either site.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 11:48 AM on August 21, 2008

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