Are photos more important than substance, with an implied and sometimes audible disdain for authenticity and/or spontaneity? The Times article tackled the issue of restaurants pandering to "photo journalism" (so-to-speak), with increased plating space in kitchens and dishes over-designed for social media -- all of which can result in cold, not so tasty food. Should I worry more about the sophistication of my photos than the authenticity of food I might want to report on or prepare? Is there any good reason not to publicize something simple and real?
NOTE: While living in Greece circa 1968-78, I bought the terra cotta pot pictured above full of yogurt. That's how we got our yogurt, covered with a parchment-like paper not unlike that covering Fage yogurt beneath the plastic lid. Turns out that Kalypso Greek Yogurt today sells its yogurt -- available only in New York City and Long Island -- in terra cotta pots to preserve and protect a product that has been strained until 97% of the whey has been removed. Gotta get me some of that!