View Full Version : New Tactic - Food Documentarian Fad

04-07-2010, 10:30 AM
We've all seen cakes with messages, cereal ads where the cheerios spelled out words, imagine slivers of carrot making up letter strokes, and combined with slices of radish and cellery adorning the circumference of a plate. How about the sauce on that meatloaf or the arrangement of fixings on a pizza? Likewise, symbols - message space would be limited to about that of a Twitter message or what you could fit on on an aerial or highway banner. Likewise, things can be carved - remember those RP Halloween pumpkins? Creeping inflation that would not otherwise be noticed, could be illustrated by ordering the exact same thing from a take out place and putting price tags on each item, then forming then into a year long gallery. We had a take out place around here where the costs went up every month last year. Web sites could be pointed to, and a just plain delicious looking dish could point to a web site offering the recipe. There would of course be some political content there too.

The point is that this is a growing fad, and a lot of people like looking at what others are eating. Non-political user names would probably be better when signing up. Here's a bit of an article on the fad:


Today, people are showing the world what they eat by photographing every meal, revealing themselves perhaps more vividly than they might by merely reciting the names of appetizers and entrees.

Keeping a photographic food diary is a growing phenomenon with everything from truffle-stuffed suckling pig to humble bowls of Cheerios being captured and offered for public consumption. Indeed, the number of pictures tagged “food” on the photo-sharing Web site Flickr has increased tenfold to more than six million in the last two years, according to Tara Kirchner, the company’s marketing director. One of the largest and most active Flickr groups, called “I Ate This,” includes more than 300,000 photos that have been contributed by more than 19,000 members. There would be more, but members are limited to 50 photos a month. The same phenomena can be found on other sites like Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, Foodspotting, Shutterfly, Chowhound and FoodCandy.

...finds that the pictures she takes of her food are her most popular posts on Facebook, Twitter and on her blog,...


04-09-2010, 01:31 PM
Interesting. This is something I would do.

04-09-2010, 02:32 PM
We did "Plate Art" on recent family beach vacation; most artful presentation of leftovers on plate after meal won major award. Course, my hubbie couldn't ever enter the contest as he is a Professional Eater and doesn't know what the world leftover means. We took pictures of the winning plates.