"The meal is getting cold, and your fellow diners are waiting — not to mention silently willing you to sit down and stop embarrassing them with your millennial sensibilities. And, maybe most important, you also want to eat the delicious-looking food laid out in front of you. But none of this matters because the method is always the same: Photograph and delay gratification, which, in turn, makes the food seem more delicious."An article titled "The Psychological Case for Instagramming Your Food" by Claudia McNeilly appeared in "Science of Us" in New York Magazine yesterday. The author reviewed several research projects that found that Instagrammers (or presumably bloggers) who photographed their food enjoyed eating it more than those who tucked in right away.
|Miriam and Evelyn photographing our 2015 Thanksgiving turkey.|
The conclusion of the article puts it this way: "In short: Perhaps the only thing more irritating than the act of public food photography is knowing that those walking their $16 plates of eggs Benedict over to a window could be getting more out of their dining experience than you."