Earlier this week, The New York Times posted an article about people who take photos of their food, called “First Camera, Then Fork.” The article is great as it explores the popularity in this form of documenting as well as why people take these shots. They like to show off what they’re eating (especially if they made it), it helps them keep track of what they ate (especially when they diet), it’s a personality quirk (especially when they’ve been doing it for 13 years). I don’t take photos of all the food I eat or even half of it, as the people in the article do, but I do love to partake in shooting from time to time before I partake in eating. I love food so much and according to the article, that makes total sense:

“In the unconscious mind, food equals love because food is our deepest and earliest connection with our caretaker,” said Kathryn Zerbe, a psychiatrist who specializes in eating disorders and food fixations at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. “So it makes sense that people would want to capture, collect, catalog, brag about and show off their food.”

Here are a few examples of some food and beverage I documented…

A recent trip to the Brick Store Pub:
Appropriate: spending the evening after Easter at the BEST place to drink beer: Brick Store Pub's monthly Beer & Cheese Tasting: aka Lent is over & I haven't had beer for 46 days!

Bribing myself to pack our apartment last week:
Bribing myself.

A birthday cocktail:
Birthday Cocktail

Ice Dream on St. Patty’s Day:
St. Pat's Ice Cream!

Delish cocktails by Jeanne for watching Project Runway:
Yummmm! Project Runway Night!

Dharma inspired snacks for the Lost season premiere:

The Dogzilla at Manuel’s Tavern (enjoyed by Davis):

Appetizers at Leon’s for Davis’ Birthday (including Bacon in a Glass!):
Davis' Birthday Dinner at Leon's

And finally, from last year – the best oatmeal EVER made by Jen during my last visit to NYC:
NYC - Feb 09

Make sure you watch this cute little video on The New York Times site called “Say Cheese.” And I have to say, my friend Leuwam’s food shots always make me hungry!