Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Food porn with me

As I mentioned a while ago, Chantrelle, the operator of the fun and informative site, foodporn.com, did an interview with me during our amazing meal at The French Laundry. The interview is online now, so if you're interested, check it out here. I don't think my answers are particularly interesting or special, but if you want to know what I consider to be the sexiest food or my favorite national cuisine, you can find out there. Plus, her photos of the food and in-depth run of the meal are definitely enjoyable.

As much as I enjoy food porn (which is basically text and especially pictures of great dishes), I have to say that I second Chantrelle's desire for smell-o-vision on the Web--with suitable controls, of course. Her picture of the box of white truffles is lovely, but getting to smell them was another, more powerful experience entirely.

On second thought, I must retract that desire for smell-o-vision. I don't believe the Web is or should be entirely controllable, and the thought of giving billions of men--or even just the hackers--the ability to email or post their smelliest farts is frightening indeed.

Not that I'd do it, of course. Unless I was provoked. Or really proud.

2 comments:

J. Griffin Barber said...

Mark, you're missing the true horror: the smells arising from all the non-food porn? Especially the bestiality...

Yes, I went there.

Oh yes.

Mark said...

Good point, Griff. I hope to keep missng those smells.

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