A growing number of people identify themselves as "foodies," passionate about all things culinary, ready to improve their expertise, and always willing to discuss their last discovery. This kind of approach to food and eating is no longer exclusive to post-industrial societies like the U.S.
It's the pact with readers that make bloggers such a powerful force. We may not be experts by your definition, but if an expert is someone that audiences trust to guide them in the right direction, we meet that criteria handily.
"No one cares what you had for lunch" was one of the earliest and stickiest condemnations of social media. Years later and countless photos of food flipped through, social media users by the millions disprove this every day.
The Internet is not the bad guy here. Rather, it's replacing knowledge, instinct and personal creativity with the Internet that can, but not necessarily must, lead to those feelings of burn-out and defeat.
A new cooking show is vying for a slice of the prime time audience on network TV: ABC's The Taste. However, despite all the proclamations, The Taste and the culinary approach it promotes stay safely within the mainstream.
It's worth remembering that the digital food landscape is still relatively new. Let's hope that as it continues to evolve, that we find it a place for good, meaningful, fun and insightful conversations about food.
Though interviews and footage of famous chefs occupy most of the screen time in Three Stars, his main focus is the industry itself, in its business aspects and its complicated relationship with critics.
On September 15, 2012 many of the nation's leading thinkers in food media gathered in a restored barn in Rensselaerville, New York to explore the idea of "Old Media, New Media and the False Divide" and discuss the challenges and possibilities of how food stories are told.