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post #31 of 43
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For me too, alongside nyc as well.

 

My fav places in philly are:

 

-Fogo de chao

-Alma de Cuba

-Buddakan (tea-smoked ribs are awesome)

-Tony Lukes (can't leave Philly without a cheesteak with x-tra wiz) They also make delicious cheesy egg white with ham on hoagies.

-Scoop Deville

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post #32 of 43
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Philly is a culinary epicenter for me... so many great places to grab fantastic food!

 

Those pictures are ridiculous... and most look like food from home. Some labeled as food porn... hardly!

 

I consider myself lucky to live near the city (in Bucks County actually). it is a foodies dream...good restaurants & diners, farmer stands out by Eastern State Pen, and our mecca....Reading Terminal Market! biggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gifbiggrin.gif

 

(and we have an Amish Mart 5 minutes from my house with OUTSTANDING bacon

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For me too, alongside nyc as well.

 

My fav places in philly are:

 

-Fogo de chao

-Alma de Cuba

-Buddakan (tea-smoked ribs are awesome)

-Tony Lukes (can't leave Philly without a cheesteak with x-tra wiz) They also make delicious cheesy egg white with ham on hoagies.

-Scoop Deville

I gotta try Fogo and Alma!

And for cheesesteaks, I gotta stick with the Pats & Geno's doubleheader (I order at g's while wife runs over to pats, we each share our cheese wit's. Tony's is good, but more of a pain to get to....But Philly-folk debating cheesesteaks is like debating vanilla or chocolate ice cream LOL. peace.gif

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post #35 of 43
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I gotta try Fogo and Alma!

And for cheesesteaks, I gotta stick with the Pats & Geno's doubleheader (I order at g's while wife runs over to pats, we each share our cheese wit's. Tony's is good, but more of a pain to get to....But Philly-folk debating cheesesteaks is like debating vanilla or chocolate ice cream LOL. peace.gif


For fogo you have to go there high to get your money's worth. lol.gif

 

 

Jim, that link made me not want to eat for the next week, at least.

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These are definitely non-photogenic!!! http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/people-worse-at-cooking-than-you-food-fails

 

How the fudge does Steven Reed on Weber Cooks get his own show, and I'm still sitting at home showing neighbors how to make a decent creme brulee or bacon cake?

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For fogo you have to go there high to get your money's worth. lol.gif

 

 

Jim, that link made me not want to eat for the next week, at least.

That shouldn't be a problem...that was the one good side benefit of retiring early due to injury...no more piss tests. Also learned who has the good stuff smoking.gif

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How the fudge does Steven Reed on Weber Cooks get his own show, and I'm still sitting at home showing neighbors how to make a decent creme brulee or bacon cake?

That shouldn't be a problem...that was the one good side benefit of retiring early due to injury...no more piss tests. Also learned who has the good stuff smoking.gif


I know, in the video he looks like he's about to keel over any minute.

 

http://gawker.com/5963727/steven-reed-is-the-saddest-tv-chef-of-all-time

 

he looks so sad and lonely.

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post #38 of 43

"take this can of chili.......open it up....and.....KILL ME! PLEASE, SOMEONE KILL ME!....then pour the chili into a bowl......"

 

I saw the update on Gawkers page...guys a Registered Sex Offender. Maybe this was his prison sentence? 

post #39 of 43
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omg are you serious? lol

 

I guess he was indeed sad and lonely then.

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post #40 of 43
In my opinion, the main reason to take photos is to share an experience. Which, I would argue is what chefs are ultimately trying to achieve. In that regard I think its valuable and harmless. There are of course exceptions to every rule and bad apples that spoil the bunch. The common sense mentioned earlier has to be applied, in addition to the courtesy of asking. I love taking food pics, looking at them, sharing them, etc. If it were banned it would make me sad but certainly wouldn't stop me from finding another (legit) way to share my experience. As an aside when I cater I don't mind people photographing my food. I find it to be a compliment. I get more touchy about sharing my technique and ingredients these days.
post #41 of 43

I am guilty of taking photographs.  My reason is to recall a garnish or a part of the plate.  I would consider it unprofessional to post an image from a meal that I enjoyed or even disliked.  Images are as keen as conversations and perhaps a little harder to control.  It is difficult to take an image that does justice that needs to be left to the food designers.  The proof of the pudding is in the eating!  I take images with care but I will not take the liberty to post or share them as I would expect the same courtesy from others. Jersey Lane.

post #42 of 43

I personally feel that the only reason this has come to public attention is social media. If a bunch of people weren't trying to make you "jelly" by showing you their "pretty"  lunch or dinner we wouldn't be discussing this. Intellectual property it may be, but to prohibit discussion and sharing with others is simply stultifying. Don't be the NFL. People take pictures of their food for a million and one reasons and most of them are for the benefit of the creator. The biggest offense of the whole act is not turning the flash off... Now you have everyone's attention.

post #43 of 43

fun reading through a lot of this. i agree that bringing a large camera makes you look like a snob or an ass. I can say i rarely take pictures and if i do i make it as fast and clear as possible without holding my table up or even being intrusive to the wait staff. the one meal i photographed the most was when i was at noma a little while ago. i tried to capture every course mainly to remember it all and go over it with the 3 other chefs i had gone with. We decided on one person to take pictures and share 

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