Sunday, February 16, 2014

French Chefs Crack Down on 'Food Porn'


Food journalist Camille Labro praised Alexandre Gauthier's creations on social media 

Two Michelin-starred French chefs are cracking down on customers who take photographs of their food, it's been reported. 

Gilles Goujon, who runs the three-starred L'Auberge du vieuxpuits restaurant in Fontjoncouse in southern France, says it is poor etiquette to take photos of food, and more importantly, every time his creations appear on social networks it "takes away the surprise, and a little bit of my intellectual property", news website France TV Info reports. 

Another chef, Alexandre Gauthier of the Grenouillere restaurant in the northern French town of La Madelaine-sous-Montreuil, has gone as far as to add a "no cameras" logo to his menu - although photography isn't strictly banned there. Gauthier lamented the fact that customers now take pictures of the food rather than the people they are dining with: 

He complains: “...and now we take pictures of food… We tweet, we like, we respond to comments, and the dish is cold." 

This is taking it too far! I ordered the food and which I will pay for anyway. I took photos of it. I uploaded it on Facebook. That’s my business – so why are these two Frenchies so overly protective of their foods? 

On Saturday evening, I was at Suria KLCC at Ben’s and these are the pics of the food that I had: 

Golden soft shell crab spaghetti


Coconut-based dessert (I cannot remember what they call it!)

I was there to have dinner with Brock University’s Peter Yannopoulos.

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