Tastespotting.com is generally a great site – there are some beautiful photos to be found there. But one photo you won’t find is this one – my Eel & Foie Gras Terrine:
It seems that there COULD be, and the is certainly a stretch, a bias against Foie Gras. The site takes sumbissions of all sorts and at times will even post a blurry photo of chocolates that are supposed to help you lose weight. That’s not food art – it’s barely FOOD!! But the editors over there don’t make any claims and they pick and choose whatever they feel. I’ve even noticed ‘product shots’ of things that you can find on Amazon.com. I’m sure they’re useful. Some are pretty hot even. But where’s the taste that I’m supposed to spot?
But back to the Foie Gras. When you submit a photo to TasteSpotting.com it is given a number when it’s posted. The last time a Foie Gras photo made it through their tough editing process, the submission number was #2055. They are currently on submission #4749. Now, there seems to be some hardcore foodies submitting their works (aside from the shoddy bits of pre-packageed crap that is intermittently spread throughout) on this website. With that in mind, I find it hard to believe that there hasn’t been another photo containing Foie Gras in over 2,600 accepted submissions.