Kruse/Thorn: What is Instagram doing to the food world?

May 11, 2017

NRN senior food editor Bret Thorn says how food looks is far less important than how it tastes.  

Nancy, it’s often said that people eat with their eyes.

I feel compelled to point out that that’s not literally true. Of course presentation is important when it comes to food, but we eat with our mouths, which we use to taste and touch and even smell our food (via nasal passages in the back of the mouth). Food and drink are the only art forms that use all five senses, and I’d put sight in fourth place — maybe fifth