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Food Porn

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Anthony Bourdain, (world famous chef/writer/journalist/documentarian) has an essay on “Food Porn” and what it constitutes that can be found here. For those too lazy to read, “Food Porn” can be defined as follows:

Food porn, the glorification of food as a substitute for sex, is not an entirely new phenomenon. Nor, perhaps, is the “objectification” of food: displays or descriptions of food — and its preparation — for an audience that has no intention of actually cooking or eating any of it.

I was listening to the CBC the other day and the topic on The Point was “Food Porn” or these viral videos that exist on the internet that teach people how to make these monstrosities:

thisiswhyyourefat.com

thisiswhyyourefat.com

What you see above is called the Thunderdome: Three stacks of bacon, sausage, elk meat, onions and cheese between tortillas all topped with sour cream, two fried eggs and scallions.

Click on the pic and head over to the website to see many more creations (abominations).

Or you can view such horrors, here:

I am unsure as to why we have such creations in society, but I still felt obligated to share them with all of you, my dear blog readers.

If you were feeling badly about the ice-cream or that extra cake slice that you had last night, you can at least feel better about yourself knowing that you’re not ingesting the Bacon Explosion. I’m fairly certain that my blog readers do not fall under the category of those who would consume such monstrosities, but if you happen to be someone that enjoys this type of food, well to each their own, I personally find them to be in poor taste. (yes Erin, I did just make that pun).

It amazes me what people will do when they find themselves too drunk or too bored (maybe a combination of the two). “I have an idea guys, let’s stuff 10 pounds of ground beef and cheese inside of two meatlovers pizzas and then fry the whole thing.”

Ugh.

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Written by thebeliever07

March 28, 2009 at 8:48 am

Posted in media, news, personal

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  1. words can not even explain how in shock I am at that website… as for the video, i am weeping on the inside!

    J

    March 28, 2009 at 2:43 pm

  2. i didn’t even watch the video or go to the site.
    just that picture and description alone made me feel sick.

    K

    March 29, 2009 at 11:34 am


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