Distractions, Food, Musings

What Are You Eating?

I was going through my photos the other day and realized I take a LOT of pictures of food. Let’s be honest, we all see dozens of foodie snaps on social media of friends, family, even strangers tagging friends and family. I couldn’t help wondering, “Why?”

A Google search can satisfy your appetite for food quotes.

Maybe it’s because “food is life” or “nothing brings people together like good food.” Both quotes are so much a part of our language that no one is really sure who said them. Go ahead, google “food quotes” and you’ll see hundreds of lines you’ve heard or read. 

“Still Life with Cheese” by Floris Claesz. van Dijck

I thought about it … back in the days before photography artists captured food. Renaissance painters took the time to create masterpieces of banquets and still life images. Paintings and prints by everyone from Vincent Van Gogh to Andy Warhol feature what we eat.

“Freedom From Want” by Norman Rockwell

There are the holiday feast pictures. We’ve all seen the Norman Rockwell picture of Thanksgiving. How many of us have tried to recreate something like it at home?

My daughter’s wedding cake … just after the bride and groom cut the first piece.

Between then and now, we had film in our cameras. Every picture counted. Still, we snapped a few food pics on occasion. A classic image in most of our photo albums is the wedding cake. We share snapshots of birthday cake with candles lit (and being blown out). We pose with grandma for a pic or two of the spread at the family reunion. Dad mugs for the camera in front of the grill in the backyard. 

Homemade pasta at home on Valentine’s Day.

Apparently, people have always been a little obsessed with food. We show off dinners at home …

Appetizers to share at a dinner with friends.

Appetizers with friends …

Scallops and grilled veggies at a local favorite spot.

Restaurant dinners …

Vacation desserts always seem to be fancy.

Vacation food …

A grill loaded with brats in Nuremburg.

And even more vacation food.

I, for one, enjoy seeing the pics my friends post of what they are eating. They inspire me to try new flavors. Sometimes they even inspire whole trips. So keep sharing those foodie pics.

There’s a whole world out there waiting to be explored. Grab your camera and play with your food.

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