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The rise of the mediocre—no, terrible—food picture

Enough with fluffy sourdoughs and gorgeous cakes. What about food that is deliberately repelling in its awfulness?

By Tom Whyman  

Under lockdown, we have witnessed something of a renaissance in food pictures: social media users bored, quarantined and furloughed, are proudly uploading pictures of gooey, oozing cakes and crisp, bubbly sourdough; extravagant sandwiches dripping gorgeous sauce from under the crusts.

But it is an under-acknowledged fact that on the internet, posting pictures of your food is actually quite a dangerous game. I…

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