Instagram Changed The Way We Eat Food, If We Eat It At All Anymore
Start writing a post
Student Life

Instagram Changed The Way We Eat Food, If We Eat It At All Anymore

We all love to share, not necessarily in the real sense.

127
Instagram Changed The Way We Eat Food, If We Eat It At All Anymore
Pixabay

We are told that it's rude to ignore the person in front of you and give all your attention to your phone. However, we unknowingly do the same with food. And why must something as beautiful as food have to suffer?

Anyone who has ever used #foodporn knows the struggle of clicking an Instagram-worthy picture. It starts with choosing places that serve the currently "trending" food or cooking an appetizing looking meal at home, followed by getting a drool-worthy angle, clicking multiple pictures to only choose one. Then, comes the editing, the filters and the hashtags. And while you sit there, tapping away on your phone screen, the beautiful plate of food in front of you is getting cold and rancid.

Blogging about the food we eat has now become an important part of the whole eating experience. Restaurants make an effort to make the food and ambiance more Instagram friendly, and serve quirky food that's worth sharing, be it ginormous burgers, rainbow bagels or black ice creams.

Food bloggers and influencers create food trends that influence the way we eat, too, from avocado toasts to breakfast bowls and chia puddings.

This whole relationship that food has built with social media is not a bad thing at all. It's making people aware of all the interesting places to eat, new food options and also encouraging people to try their hand at cooking up intricate meals at home.

Yes, it is a way of appreciating food, but is this real appreciation? In this whole process of eating and tweeting, we often tend to forget what food is really about. It's about sharing (not just with your followers), conversation, and really enjoying your food. Real good food may not look pretty, may not be trending on the gram and may not get you double taps, but it makes you feel something magical.

Next time you are eating, pick something close to your heart or some genuine hearty food. More often than not, Instagram-worthy food may look better than it tastes.

Instagram that spaghetti, re-arrange that sprig of parsley, quenelle that ice cream or simply post that comforting pizza, if it makes you happy. All I ask is that you don't eat for Instagram and that you don't forget what good food is reallyall about.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less
Featured

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

75607
houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee
nappy.co

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

140066
college students waiting in a long line in the hallway
StableDiffusion

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments