Tuesday, April 29, 2014


I have this problem fascination with taking pictures of everything. I guess deep down sometimes I worry that I will experience this wonderful life and I will forget everything. I guess you could blame that on movies like 50 First Dates and The Notebook. However, in all this picture taking I have become a huge fan of the hashtag: #FOODPORN. What does this mean, you ask? Well, I'm no professional social-media user but I've accepted it as taking pictures of  all things edible.

 Preferably, I would like to see mouth-watering and delicious things but we can just draw the line at edible because as I have learned in just the first few days of class everyone draws the line somewhere in what they will put in their mouth.

Here is a list of things my classmates and professors dislike to put in their mouths:
  • Tomatoes
  • Lima Beans
  • Spinach
  • "Fishy Things"
  • Potato or Tuna Salad
  • Maraschino Cherries/ Cottage Cheese
  • Eggplant
  • Olives
  • Steamed Cabbage
  • Melons
  • Cheese
  • Egg Salad
  • Broccoli
  • Super Market Pastries
I learned of this list on our first day of class and thought to myself "I better write this down" especially considering we will all be cooking for one another at the end of the class. Another thing I learned was how to make a pot out of newspaper and plant cute little baby seeds in them.

                                                    Cara (left) models our newspaper pot maker. Above is an example of one of the newspaper pots made and Below is a few of the students filling the pots with soil and seeds.

In the class I'm taking this spring term called The Meaning of Food my biggest hope, aside from learning about food- where it comes from, how it effects us, what the implications are involved with food, etc.- is that my instagram friends don't get annoyed with all my pictures of the different types of food-related adventures I'm documenting. Such as the instagram picture I posted of what I would like to call #PREFOODPORN.

"Can you guess what kinds of seeds these are? #themeaningoffood #springterm" 

1 comment:

  1. You bring up a good point about someone being obsessed with picture taking. If you look on any social media, you will see it littered with pictures of the meals people choose to eat. Reading through the list of things people don't like again, I thought about some picture I have seen on social media. The one that really stood out to me was someone not liking cheese. I am an avid cheese lover, and anyone looking though my Pintrest board would know that. This article I found sums it up pretty well: 31 Grilled Cheeses that are Better than a Boyfriend (http://www.zdouf.com/8418/31-grilled-cheeses-that-are-better-than-a-boyfriend/). We use food as a way to show how good our lives are. We can even use cheese to fill the relationship void in our lives.