MIHS students with an interest in culinary culture are creating Instagram accounts as a portal to share their scrumptious experiences. The students post pictures of a wide variety of foods, both home-baked and restaurant-bought.
Senior Miji Suhr’s inspiring foodstagram, @fatty5ever, features pictures of both sweet and savory dishes like sushi, pizza, pasta, and dessert. 168 foodies follow the account and each picture averages 35 likes.
“I like that my account gets some publicity from people I don’t know who regularly like my posts, but most of my followers are close friends or fellow students at MIHS,” said Suhr.
Suhr was one of the first MIHS students to create a food Instagram. “My food account is unique because I started a huge trend of food instas within my friend group, which then grew outside my friend group to people at school,” said Suhr. Suhr created her account fourteen months ago and has experienced huge success with it since.
Junior Christine Lee’s food account occupies a different area of cyber culinary culture as she only posts pictures of desserts. The account, @chocolatebark, features pictures of both home-baked and restaurant-bought sweets.
Lee created her account to share her passion for baking, experimenting with different recipes, and exploring new tastes with the cyber world.
“Whenever I go out to eat, I always try to eat something I’ve never tried before so I can get a new picture and angle!” said Lee.
Not only did Lee create @chocolatebark to share her passion for baking with her followers, the account also acts as an outlet for Lee to advertise the cookies that she sells to raise money for the charity Humane Society.
Trendy sisters Leah and Maeve Akins jointly created their foodstagram, @sexualfood_, to keep up with the trend. Now the sisters use the account to post pictures of food at hip restaurants in the greater Seattle area or places they travel.
“We post pictures of pretty much everything we eat or make ourselves! The food has to look appealing,” said Maeve. “I love food and I eat a lot so I thought it’d be cool to post pictures of my sexual eats.”
Older sister Leah described the account as a “personal eating journey!” The sisters hope to one day be “insta famous” but would not consider themselves “insta famous” yet. However, one of their pictures of an Acaí bowl from Healthy Bonez got reposted on the Instagram of the food truck itself. The sisters are on their way to insta fame.
“Sexual Food is unique because we cook our own food and promote restaurants at the same time!” said Leah.
Another quality that makes the sisters’ account unique is the captions. The sisters try to focus on creating captions that describe the pictures in a humorous way.
The three unique food Instagrams all focus on different aspects of cyber culinary culture. Whether posting pictures of homemade food, travel blogging, or promoting restaurants in Seattle, all food Instagrams are created by dedicated foodies who want to share their passion with the world.
Photo courtesy Christine Lee