Talk:Food porn

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Lead image[edit]

Worst lead image ever. This is not representative of the "food porn" genre. Viriditas (talk) 04:31, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

I've replaced this stuffed pepper with something less healthy. SpiderMum (talk) 19:23, 15 February 2015 (UTC)
Maybe it's not the best lighting, but the visualization with the different textures is pretty much what food porn is about. The dessert picture suggestion was way worse. It's offensive, a snapshot taken in simple daylight and definitely not a photographic image representing food porn. It is misleading since it's suggestive. (talk) 10:18, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Debbie Does Salad, 2005 Harper's Magazine[edit]

Frederick Kaufman's article Debbie Does Salad, The Food Network at the frontiers of pornography appeared in the October 2005 issue of Harper's Magazine

This article is a rich source for this article, here are two paragraphs:

For the past several weeks, Nitke had been running porn films side by side with Food Network shows, studying the parallels. She had also been analyzing the in-house ads, like a recent one for the network’s “Chocolate Obsession Weekend,” which promised to “tantalize your tastebuds.” In this spot a gorgeous model pushes a chocolate strawberry past parted lips as she luxuriates in a bubblebath. The suds shot dissolves into Food Network superstar Emeril Lagasse, who shakes his “Essence”—a trademarked blend of salt, paprika, black pepper, granulated garlic, and onion powder—into a pan of frothing pink goo. The camera moves into the frying pan and stays there. “There’s something very visceral about watching the food,” said Nitke. “It’s very tissue-y. It’s hard not to think of flesh when you’re looking at these closeups.”

Like sex porn, gastroporn addresses the most basic human needs and functions, idealizing and degrading them at the same time. “You watch porn saying, Yes, I could do that,” explained Nitke. “You dream that you’re there, but you know you couldn’t. The guy you’re watching on the screen, his sex life is effortless. He didn’t have to negotiate, entertain her, take her out to dinner. He walked in with the pizza. She was waiting and eager and hot for him.”