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The pasta I purchased. But the Zucchini, Swiss chard, red pepper, parsley, and spices (coriander, basil, etc) I grew. I even made the wine.

How I photographed it:

And how I actually ate it:

In the end, my taste buds said the same: it was delicious no matter how it was presented.

Which says a lot about real life versus online photo “pseudo-life”.

The “Instagram” world may look pretty, but need not be what really matters, or even what one needs to achieve. These are only photos. Food is far, far more than about photos.

Because the food with a fork in a plastic bowl will often be the same food as on a glass plate. And, with closed eyes from either source, it will taste the same.

Do not let appearances fool you into believing something is grand, simply because how something looks.

A flashy presentation really means little. Especially today when anyone can take a decent photo of even a terrible tasting meal.

The “better looking” something is far too often today assumed to mean it is de facto better. But that is simply an artifact of marketing. You are simply being fooled into believing something is better and more desirable by some flashy photos.

Allowing one sense to take dominance over others.

Nonsense. Don’t be fooled and don’t be a fool. Not by photos.

To know: Cook it. Taste it. Smell it. Experience it. Then, and only then, will you really know.

Something to think about. 🙂