How the Internet Changed the Way We Eat

Remember when a burger didn't elicit a Pavlovian impulse to whip out your iPhone and take a photo? Nah, neither do we.


Talking about how the Internet changed the world is no different from talking about how the world has changed, period. Ever since you could forward hilarious photos of armadillos to everyone you know with the click of a button, nothing has been the same. But that's not to say that the food world hasn't gone through its own unique evolution in this brave new world.

From the actual mechanics of eating (we're now adept at shoveling meals into our mouths with one hand while the other scrolls through a Twitter feed), to the way restaurant criticism works (see: Yelp), the Internet and its sundry tools have left an indelible mark on our relationship with food. Here are some of key changes that have occurred since eating entered the digital age.

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  • Gineral

    “Julia Child’s The Joy of Cooking” ??? Come again? Rombauer wrote TJOC. Fact check please

    • Chris S

      @Gineral:disqus Thanks for the catch. Was meant to read “Irma Rombauer’s The Joy of Cooking and Julia Child’s “The French Chef Cookbook.”

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