Originally Posted by Pollopicu
Not really related to the topic, but If I hear the expression "food porn" one more time.... Why does every thing have to be "porn" now?
Just needed to throw that out into the universe, and get it off my chest. Now I will stfu about it.
If it makes your nipples get hard and your panties get wet, it's porn. Obviously, you've not been playing with the right baked goods. I make an orange-cranberry cinnamon roll that's to die for, and an 'ordinary' French bread that's pretty much mythological. I say this because I came to baking after I left the industry, and my bread has never managed to leave my house; every time I bake, whoever is around descends on it like starving jackals and it doesn't matter how many loaves I make either. I've seen people who claimed to be not hungry suddenly wolf down more than two loaves in a single setting, usually while groaning and making orgiastic noises quite similar to sex. Baking day is a gluten-induced orgy.
Then, of course, there is other end of the food spectrum, meat. I'm getting some duck prosciutto in this week. If eating that isn't a sin, you have no tastebuds. Whoever invented the very idea of duck prosciutto should have a one-way ticket to hell, as a demon of higher rank. Along with duck confit, fries in duck fat, and veal, the good kind, where the animal is still a fetus when it's slaughtered for your pleasure. Not everything is porn, and not everything food related is porn. Food porn is when you bring together the sinful delights on the culinary world, the fattening, gluttonous, mind-shattering meld of salty-sweet, bitter-bland, succulent-savory, creamy-crunchy and you deliver in such a way that the eyes follow the plate, the mouth waters, the body arcs forward as the nose tracks the scent and you inhale all that richness, take it in and devour it, lips curled back in hunger, bite and suck and chew, lick the edges clean. The hunger leads to the sated.
That's food porn.