Last week, Foodbeast Editor-in-Chief Elie Ayrouth was featured as part of a Bloomberg article discussing how food has taken over our lives. Between the instant communication of social media, the photogenicity our day-to-day eats can have, and the culture and community we all build around each other and our food, it’s become a core part of who we are.
It’s also made us all “foodies,” a term that used to only be given to the ultimate tastemakers who traveled the world and chronicled the authentic and secret foods of the places they visited. Now, anybody with a camera and an Instagram is a “foodie.”
That idea and our own thoughts on food’s takeover of social media were the focal points of this week’s episode of Foodbeast’s podcast, The Katchup. Elie sat down with Managing Editor Reach Guinto and contributing writer Raphael Madrid to break down their thoughts on the internet of foodies and touch on some of the top trending stories of the past week, including McDonald’s decision to take Hi-C Orange Lavaburst out of its restaurants and a 1,000 pack of beer that is available to purchase.
Throughout the podcast, Elie, Reach, and Raphael took turns on some detailed takes about food and social media, including what connections and aspects of our food we may have lost in the social media age, how it affects food businesses across the country, and what could possibly wipe out this digital food world.
Overall, the podcast revealed that there’s much more to the world of social media foodies than meets the eye. You’ll have to listen to the podcast to delve deep into what makes up this new digital age of food.