The New York Times recently published an article about restaurants banning patrons from taking photographs of their food while they dine. Although I have stopped short at standing on my chair to get a picture, I have no doubts I will at some point and hope no one is offended. I am trying to become faster at capturing my plate of food just so I don't get the smack down from other diners around me, the restaurant owner or Mike because he's starving. Why do I take so many pictures of my food? I love it and it is a true passion of mine, almost to the point of obsession-compulsion. Some might even say I'm a bit camera shy, preferring to be behind the camera rather than in front, and besides it's only free publicity, what's the harm?