Smartphones, Food Photography and Dining Etiquette

Smartphones, Food Photography and Dining Etiquette

Kojo examines how smartphones are affecting menus and dining etiquette.

Chefs have always known that "you eat with your eyes first"-- that visual presentations of food can affect our perceptions of taste. But in the era of Instagram, some restaurants are adjusting their plates and lighting schemes to cater to the lens of an iPhone. Others have adopted strict no-photography policies - with varying degrees of enforcement - because they worry such practices are disrupting the dining experience. Kojo examines how smartphones are affecting menus and dining etiquette.

Guests

Jessica Sidman

Food Editor, Young & Hungry columnist, Washington City Paper

Spike Mendelsohn

Chef and Owner, The Sheppard, Good Stuff Eatery, Béarnaise, and We The Pizza

Tim Ma

Chef & Owner, Maple Ave Restaurant and Water & Wall

Anna Post

co- author, Emily Post's Etiquette, 18th edition

Watch Live Video

Watch our discussion with Jessica Sidman, Spike Mendelsohn, Tim Ma and Anna Post starting at 1 p.m. Aug. 6.

Poll: How Does Technology Impact Your Table?

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