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French Chefs are slamming the food-paparazzi and demanding diners put their smartphones down when they go out to eat. Eater National reported this morning that: "Three Michelin-starred chef Gilles Goujon (L'Auberge du Vieux Puits) says posting food porn on social media "ruins" the experience for other diners who no longer have an element of surprise about what they will be served. He also notes that photos "taken with a smartphone … [are] rarely good."
Last year CBC suggested that taking food photos can indicate health or mental problems
So are we crazy to Instagram, Tweet and Facebook photos of every meal we eat? Are the French chefs right, should we just put down those phones and pick up our cutlery? Or is it a harmless way of sharing must-eat treats around the city?