Categories: My Writing
Tags: hotdogs happyhound tweet blog recipes food sin bacon chocolate cupcakes frankbruni newyorktimes google
A RECENT New York Times piece entitled “Foie Gras Palates, Hot Dog Pocketbooks” discusses how the internet’s “infinite real estate” is behind what the author, Frank Bruni, calls our “fetishization of everyday food.”
Bruni suggests his point is illustrated when one types the search term “cupcake blog” into a Google browser and finds the number of cupcake-focused sites (as of today, 2,470,000).
Is it a sin to Tweet about our favorite recipes or blog about what was on last night’s table? And if I find some psychological fulfillment and emotional satisfaction by simply eating a hot dog (and even taking a picture of it), does that make me a deviant?
Can’t a hot dog just be a hot dog and this girl simply someone with a good appetite and too much free time on her hands?