Food Is The New Black
It’s been a while now that I’ve been shaking my head at people taking and sharing pictures of their food online.
I must say I am clueless how this became trendy all of a sudden. Is it the over flooding chef-shows on TV or the realization that almost everybody is able to create a somewhat creative cupcake?
I understand that you feel the urge of capturing your beautifully arranged food in a restaurant because you might be thinking “Hey, I have to show the world what masterpiece I ate before it turned it into something I flushed down the toilet.” but I remember talking about good food and about its taste, now it seems to be all about the looks.
Nobody is asking anymore how it tasted but they rather love to gush about how perfectly polished looking it is.
And then it hit me. Food is the new fashion!
Let’s show the world how spectacular, healthy and decadent we can wine and dine. If you haven’t figured it out yet, starving yourself is so out.
Isn’t it more exciting to leave the rest in awe how you can eat all these tasty delights and still look fabulous? Truth is you are not really eating it aren’t you? You just take silly filtered pictures with your silly sparkly phone.
And what about the daily pictures of totally ordinary food? Why?
I know how take-away coffee and muffins look like… It’s mediocre!
I reckon with the holidays ahead, there is going to be an armada of candle-lit, decorated plate pictures. I get it, you are eating something truly inspiring and having a wonderful time. Now, that we’ve sorted that out, why don’t we all take a moment, put the fucking phones down, and enjoy the meal and time with our loved ones?!
In this spirit: Happy Holidays!