People More interested in photographing their restaurant meal than eating

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  1. rze99

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    Eat, don’t snap – The celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal has criticised diners for being more interested in photographing their food than eating it. The triple Michelin-starred Fat Duck proprietor said he had to resist the temptation to intervene because he doesn’t want to upset his customers. “At the Fat Duck, we’ve debated this for several years now. If we say to people, ‘Your food’s going cold’, you put up a barrier between you and the diner,” Blumenthal told the Radio Times. “We did it once in Australia because somebody was taking pictures with a flash, which affected other tables. It’s a really tricky thing.”

    Good grief.
     
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    If you’ve paid £400 for the privilege of a plate, you want to tell everybody. Surely. :)
     
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    I actually know what lasagna looks like without you posting it to your Facebook page.
     
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    Your avatar speaks.
     
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    Yeah. “Hey everyone, here is what exceptionally expensive cold food looks like.”
     
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    For a lot of people spending that amount on dinner is a once in a lifetime thing, or certainly not a frequent thing anyway. I think it's perfectly fair that people might want to take a picture of it to remember it. I mean, we post pictures of guitars that we own and can look at anytime we want, why do we post them online? Does anyone really NEED to see another picture of a BSB Tele that looks identical to the other million BSB Tele's out there?
     
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    You are joking aren't you? Something about your posts tells me so.:)
     
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    To each his own

    I think the real point is how out of hand social media has become where people feel like it’s a necessity to post what their doing every second of the day like someone out there really cares what they had for lunch or what their feet in sand looks like
    It’s the ultimate in self satisfaction and narcissistic

    We post pictures here because it’s of a common interest
    Rather than the. “Look at me!,look at me!” Attitude
    It’s like a lot of people have regressed to being spoiled 5 year olds with way to many toys and internet connections
     
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    Just wait until you get to play music for young people.... it's the funniest (and saddest) thing I've ever seen.

    Every generation has its nemesis I guess. For this one that's one of them, one day they might wake up and realize life has passed them by..
     
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    One question: who taught you table manners?
     
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    I wouldn't take a picture of any normal meal. But if I'd paid £650 for a meal for two, from the man who specifically creates wacky looking food. Yes, I would take a picture.
    He makes meat fruit

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    Really does feel like he's created his own problem here...
     
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    Next big thing will be snapping pictures of that meal in the toilet.
     
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    But do you know what snail porridge looks like... this is Heston Blumenthal and the Fat Duck.
     
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    His name sounds like a strong cheese.
     
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    If he has a problem with people photographing his food he should spend a lot less time making those same dishes look so fancy with little swirls of sauce and carefully placed sprigs of greenery.
     
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    Ansel Adams.
     
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    Could be worse - diners could be live streaming their entire meal! Personally I couldn’t afford Fat Duck but gather he’s worthy of the Michelin stars.
     
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    Dunno. I think people eating at the Fat Duck are not there for their basic nutritional needs.

    The basic tasting menu is £200-£250.
     
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    The more I think about this, the more annoyed I am. He's a tv chef, he literally makes his living by people photographing/filming his food not tasting it.

    How much do his ingredients cost? How does he justify that price tag and to then go onto a national news site and imply that OTHER PEOPLE are the problem??
     
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