February 21, 2013
Some like their pizza cut in squares, while others swear by slices. For as long as we've been stuffing our faces with delicious food, there have been conflicts about the way we eat it. Addressing such fervent foodie issues, we are proud to introduce Food fight.
The question: Should you take pictures of your food at dinner?
Look at those eggs Benedict. See how the Valencia filter brings out the contrast in the English muffin’s nooks and crannies? Yeah, you better “like” that Instagram. When done tactfully, snapping a photo of a dish only takes five seconds, and it’s a quick, virtual thumbs-up to a restaurant. Don’t be a jerk, though: take the photo, then wait until after the meal to fiddle with the editing. For those of us who are really into our food, it’s a great way to remember and share a great dish with friends. Plus, food is a nice diversion from the thousands of cat photos clogging my feed. --Kate Bernot
There was a time when I took so many pics of my food that I don’t think I’m allowed back at several restaurants to this day. I get it. I wonder, why do we do this in the first place? To share with friends that yes, we are eating food today? To humble brag about access to the new hot spot? To stunt for people we want to feel superior to? Enough! Don’t take a picture unless it’s a rare or important dining experience. At one of those places where they give you a soda can filled with ginger-infused air? Snap away. Otherwise, just eat the damn food. --Ernest Wilkins
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