I get paid to make pornography.
At least according to some people.
People who like food just because it is in fashion right now sort of bug me. Sorry if you are one of those, it's nothing personal. I got into cooking as a kid because I thought the food tasted awesome. In all reality, I am a very picky eater. That doesn't stop me from cooking things I personally find gross for other people just because I don't like it. I've cooked all kinds of strange things including duck hearts. To each his own, I say.
Food porn is something of a mixed subject for me. I get a huge kick out of making plates look totally amazing, especially since I work in an art gallery, but at the end of the day, the main point is to eat something that tastes good. The plate in that photo costs 9 Euros for the customer, so something like $12 and we make every single thing on the plate ourselves. Even the plants on top are edible but no one dares ever try them.
Eye candy is good, don't get me wrong but just how far do we have to go? Half my day is spent making the little extras that are usually never even consumed and end up in the trash.
That's just not right.