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2008_09_giadaporn.jpgHarper's has an new old archived piece reminding us how food porn is similar to porn porn. We've got a grunting Emeril's "essence," a "hunky" Tyler Florence seducing a perspiring housewife, Giada's juicy lemon shot, and on and on (and on and on): "Like sex porn, gastroporn addresses the most basic human needs and functions, idealizing and degrading them at the same time. 'You watch porn saying, Yes, I could do that,' explained Nitke...Which reminded me of my conversation with Food Network programming VP Bob Tuschman. 'We create this sensual, lush world, begging you to be drawn into it...'" [Harper's]

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