Food Porn

I read somewhere food and sex satisfy the same parts of the brain.

The same neurons fire off and increase and lessen the feelings of pleasure according to the quality of the experience. I think this applies to more than just the mere “foodie” and to more than a merely “good” meal I can see this theory applying to a coinsure of this life giving ritual. As a Chef I know that we all eat with our eyes first. The site of a beautifully crafted meal starts to feed the mind long before it meets your lips. The aroma excites you and the anticipation of the first bite can almost make you — yearn for it.

Then, contact, that moment when your senses become stimulated you known this is different, something is happening inside you. Eating a great meal satisfies you in primal way. I should mention that while eating a “good” meal it is customary to chat and be polite to the company you are in. However, while in the throes of consuming a great meal, one tends to find little time for coherency or politeness for that matter.

In the afterglow of experiencing a great meal it’s almost impossible not to bask in it’s memory, smile, laugh and take in the moment. Most don’t take the time to enjoy a great meal, or to inspire such creations, and for those of us who aren’t able to experience it, it is almost as pleasurable — to watch… enjoy.

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