Food Porn

Here is how it all started.

It was for the blog, an occasional picture of what I cooked whenever in the kitchen. I’m rarely in the kitchen but when I am, I do take pictures 🙂 This picture shown below, was one of my first food pictures, a consciously decorated and arranged shot with props to present the vanilla sponge cake sometime in 2009 or 10. It is taken with a camera.

My Baking Experiments n A Blog Contest

Initially, the pictures were with a camera because I used a very basic model of a phone. I was into taking photos of my roommate’s long hair.

I was always happy to be around tasty food and sharing a table with people who appreciated the nuances of temperature and measurement and lovely table manners. This photo above was taken as part of a blog post. Smita blogged about a recipe for baked Sabunda Vadas. A couple of us with an oven in the kitchen tried it and posted pictures.

As part of a post I posted something like this to greet my friends on the blog one dayBreakfast today :)

But what had me addicted to taking pictures of food is one a smart phone, two instant messaging and three, friends who were interested to know what I was chewing on. Whenever people with common interests meet, we form a group, we did exactly that . We started a food group and from then on, it has been almost like an obsession and a daily inspiration 🙂 An obsession so much so that I found myself restraining from clicking food pictures as part of the yearly lent this year.

This photograph was part of the December Dumplings Series on this blog ..

Something is better than nothing :P

 

But, the hobby turned into a routine last year around this time. Our Count Santulan in his curious ways used to ask me what I ate for instance breakfast. Initially, I answered in words, but then I thought why not send pictures. The best part of it all is you send pictures, you receive pictures as well. The exchange continues, sometimes with silence, sometimes with a few gasps, most often with curses! ah! Oh you need an example, as recent as last week, a picture made a close friend want cake at night, and she did go and have her share and shared pictures … 😀 The power of pictures and the the camaraderie among friends 🙂

Now you know.. this is the story behind all the cover pictures on FB, the story for a love for well assembled food on a plate, the story of more acquaintances who take food seriously and as a profession. Every morsel that came to my plate is clicked. And today, after almost a year, my gallery in the phone and cover pictures on FB look very similar to a menu card in a restaurant. A couple of friends even browse through them when they are hungry or want to choose some food. 

With a phone around, a camera seems very cumbersome. Pictures come out lovely with cameras. Even then I look at it as an extra baggage to carry around. It becomes handy when I’m home or there is somebody willing to carry it around 🙂 Therefore, the lazy person I am most often, I capture most of my food with phone cameras

For instance this one ..

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and this one..

2013-08-16 12.55.21and this, these set of pictures were posted as part of Write Tribe Festival of Words

Stuffed Chicken Breasts

These are the days when I do get a little upset when people start having their food before I click a picture of it. There have been times when the phone was hidden so that I would eat and not just take pictures. Once upon a time, on a table in a restaurant, my favourite hobby was to drink water. I used to feel so thirsty that I used to drink glasses of water and by the time the main course came in, I used to have no space in my tummy. Those were the days when friends used to keep away the water jug from the table. These days they take away the phone.

What prompted this post, this picture on FB today.

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It has my name written all over it. I’m glad I’ve friends and family who understand my love for clicking food because even if I forget, although as part of a tease many a time, they nudge me to take a pic.. we prop up the food, make it pose and click before we dig into it.

Happy clicking..

Pins 🙂

Source: Food Porn

Why the share today, today over snacks, two of my friends and I started an initiative on fb to upload the mess food pics! Who knows the institute may pay us in future for cataloging food in the near future 😛

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achodi erani

An Aquarius Woman

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