A couple of weeks ago, we reported that popular food porn site, Tastespotting, had been shut down. The food blog world went into shock and began mourning the beloved site. Food Gawker, a copycat site that mimicked Tastespotting in every way, was quickly created to fill the void. However after a couple of weeks, Tastespotting (now no longer a part of the parent site Notcot) reemerged with promises of being better than ever.
Tastespotting's rebirth may be too late as more food porn sites are quickly popping up all over the Internet. Sharing images of food is a growing trend that shows no sign of stopping. Last week Serious Eats launched their version, Photograzing, and yesterday For the Love of Food debuted Rezimo. Both sites admit they were inspired by Tastespotting.
While I was bummed when Tastespotting shut down, I find the creation of similar sites to be overwhelming. What do you think? Have you noticed any new food porn websites?