If you don’t Instagram a picture of your meal, did you really eat it? If you want to fake being a foodie on the popular photo sharing platform, then you don’t even have to eat the food you photograph.
“What? That’s crazy talk, Jess.” But is it?
1. Use a”Free Pass”
2. Take Pictures of other Peoples’ Food
This method works better if you go out with a group of friends who are ok with your Foodie arrogance. Insist that everyone orders something different off the menu, then take a photo of each plate, not allowing anyone to eat before you do. Limit yourself to post one photo a week. This way it seems like you visit the restaurant often, and have tried the entire menu. Fake Foodie says what?
You could also walk up to a complete stranger in a restaurant and lean over them to take a photo before they start eating, but this could result in your phone being smacked out of your hand. Only attempt this method if your phone is adequately insured, or you are bigger than the person you are irritating.
3. Photograph obscure ingredients
… that you would never use. Visit markets, strange shops or a giant supermarket. Look for something you can’t even pronounce, let alone cook with. Caption your picture with “Guess what I’m making tonight?”. Wait for some one more knowledgeable about food to comment. Agree with them. If they ask for a photo of the finished product, just say the lighting was too bad by the time you were done cooking to take a photo, but it was delicious.
4. Liberate the Photographs of Others
5. #Hashtag or die