digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

Not to be confused with food and sexuality.
Food shot for a restaurant.
A close-up of "red velvet cake".
Roast birds on skewersstreet food in Qibao, China.
A slice of pizza.

Food porn is a glamourized spectacular visual presentation of cooking or eating in advertisements, infomercials, blogs[1] cooking shows or other visual media,[2] foods boasting a high fat and calorie content,[3] exotic dishes that arouse a desire to eat or the glorification of food as a substitute for sex.[4] Food porn often takes the form of food photography and styling that presents food provocatively, in a similar way to glamour photography or pornographic photography.

History[edit]

The term appears to have been coined by the feminist critic Rosalind Coward in her 1984 book Female Desire[5] in which she writes:

"Cooking food and presenting it beautifully is an act of servitude. It is a way of expressing affection through a gift... That we should aspire to produce perfectly finished and presented food is a symbol of a willing and enjoyable participation in servicing others. Food pornography exactly sustains these meanings relating to the preparation of food. The kinds of picture used always repress the process of production of a meal. They are always beautifully lit, often touched up." (p. 103)

It is important to realize that the term food porn does not strictly deal with the connection, often established throughout history, between food items and sexual contents. In the United States, food porn is a term applied when "food manufacturers are capitalising on a backlash against low-calorie and diet foods by marketing treats that boast a high fat content and good artery-clogging potential".[3] The origin of the term was attributed to the Center for Science in the Public Interest[3] which began publishing a regular column called "Right Stuff vs. Food Porn" for its Nutrition Action Healthletter in January 1998.[6][7]

In the United Kingdom, the term became popular in the 1990s due to the TV cookery programme Two Fat Ladies after the shows producer described the "pornographic joy" the pair of them took in using vast quantities of butter and cream.[8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Buttermilk & Sriracha Fried Chicken: Recipe". The City Lane. 
  2. ^ Probyn, Elspeth (1999). "Beyond Food/Sex: Eating and an Ethics of Existence". Theory, Culture & Society 16 (2): 215–228. doi:10.1177/02632769922050485. 
  3. ^ a b c Davis, Simon (2000-05-10). "Unhealthy eating is new fad in US". The Telegraph. Archived from the original on 2000-05-12. Retrieved 2008-04-04. 
  4. ^ Bourdain, Anthony (2001-11-04). "Food Porn: Lust for the gastronomic – from Zola to cookbooks – is nothing new, but maybe it's time to shelve it". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved 2008-04-04. 
  5. ^ Coward, Rosalind (1984). Female Desire: Women's Sexuality Today. Paladin. ISBN 0-586-08447-9. 
  6. ^ "1998 Index". Center for Science in the Public Interest. 
  7. ^ "April '98 Right Stuff vs. Food Porn". Center for Science in the Public Interest. 
  8. ^ "Ben Viveur: Pornographic Joy". Ben Viveur. 

Further reading[edit]


Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_porn — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
1 videos found

https://youtube.com/devicesupport

https://youtube.com/devicesupport http://m.youtube.com

 
1 videos found

29790 news items

Money Talks News (blog)

Money Talks News (blog)
Thu, 21 May 2015 20:11:15 -0700

The restaurant chain just spent $750,000 for an egg wash that gives its buns a pretty sheen so they look good in pictures, according to The Associated Press. If that leaves you shaking your head, get this: the six-figure sum is not a one-time deal; it ...
 
mySanAntonio.com (blog)
Thu, 21 May 2015 11:45:00 -0700

On any given summer day, a Texan can be spotted with a sauce-stained chin, digging into freshly-cooked meats, making the Texas-barbecue duo an unbreakable bond. Luckily for San Antonians, there is no shortage of authentic barbecue joints, cooking up ...
 
The Verge
Mon, 11 May 2015 17:14:51 -0700

TWICE!!!!" He might not actually be real, but La Merde has skewered the food porn craze expertly with his beautifully plated dishes. Take some notes from his arrangements, and you too could add #nextlevel #plateswagger to your Instagrammed dinner pics.

CNN

CNN
Tue, 12 May 2015 02:56:15 -0700

New York (CNN) At a recent event for New York tech company Artsy, attendees snapped up canapes prepared by Senegalese chef Pierre Thiam. Later this month, the city will also host a restaurant week dedicated solely to African food. It proves what many ...

Bustle

Bustle
Mon, 18 May 2015 17:11:15 -0700

Food porn is definitely a thing. And now with the launch of Mouthfeel, a steamy culinary magazine serving up “food through a queer lens,” the sexy food industry just got a whole lot hotter (and acquired a glistening six pack). In an interview with NY ...

Daily Nexus

Daily Nexus
Tue, 19 May 2015 05:00:00 -0700

“Dine L.A.” is among one of my favorite Instagram accounts because of their clear and beautifully laid out photos that make my mouth water and my heart happy. The account gathers various users that post about various eateries in Los Angeles that use ...

Variety

Eater
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 10:03:45 -0700

Today, FYI network — a young, lifestyle network from A+E — announced an addition to its upcoming schedule: Food Porn is a new series that will shine a light on the popularity of food photography on social media. The show will be hosted by Michael ...

Creative Loafing Tampa

Fox News
Tue, 12 May 2015 03:24:43 -0700

NEW YORK – A&E execs weren't afraid to throw around the word “porn” at their recent upfront presentation in New York City. Network honchos announced the new series “Food Porn” would premiere on FYI later this year, and a super sexy romance-novel like ...
Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight