Food or Faces?

The fact that you are viewing this website may indicate you have a problem, at least according to these articles. Are you guilty of taking pictures of food instead of people while eating out? I'm siding with food writer Josh Ozersky who stands up for it. According to the Huffington Post It's actually a trend called "Foodstagramming", which has some restaurants upset.

Two of my favorite sites for food images are Foodspotting and TasteSpotting. Food or faces? your choice, I guess that's why Facebook exists.  I don't mean any disrespect to the people I eat out with, you are all far more interesting than crispy pig ears and artisan salami.

Huffington Post
Instagramming Your Food May Signal Bigger Problem Researcher Says

"The concern becomes when all they do is send pictures of food," Taylor told HuffPost. "We take pictures of things that are important to us, and for some people, the food itself becomes central and the rest -– the venue, the company, et cetera -- is background."

CBC News, British Columbia
Posting pictures of meals online? You may have health problems

"You don't take pictures of who you're with, you take pictures of what you're eating,"

Expert: Photographing Food May Be Sign Of Mental Illness

"In the pro-food corner, food writer Josh Ozersky defends food photography in this week's Eat Like a Man column. "Anybody that has any objection to the use of smartphones and their cameras, for any reason, needs to pipe down right now," he writes. He suggests that taking pictures of food might even be a sign of mental strength. "If anything, shooting food pictures is an act of impulse control, delayed gratification, and long-term planning. It would be a lot easier to just gobble that food up..."