"war porn"

Garson O'Toole adsgarsonotoole at GMAIL.COM
Thu Nov 17 20:13:46 UTC 2011

Jonathan Lighter wrote
>> "Food porn" isn't exactly a "guilty pleasure."  It's food that's
>> enjoyable but bad for you. ...

Jonathan Lighter wrote
> Moreover, "war porn" refers to mediated depictions of real or
> fictional war.  "Food porn" refers to actual, edible food.

Food Porn Daily: The Cookbook (2010) by Amanda Simpson claims that the
term "food porn" has multiple definitions:

[Begin excerpt]
The Food Porn Definition

To some food porn is defined as high-fat, artery-clogging food.
dripping with grease. To others, it refers to the flirtations
presentation style or overt sexuality of a cooking show. host. Neither
of these are definitions that we at FoodPornDaily embrace. ...

To us, food porn is a high-resolution, close-up image of any food that
gets your salivary glands flowing, whether a huge, juicy cheeseburger
or a healthy-yet-flavorful piece of grilled fish.
[End excerpt]

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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