Ari Taymor Would Rather You Didn’t Instagram Your Dinner

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Put down the iPhone. Photo: Melissa Hom

"Instead of pulling out your iPhone to take a picture, pay attention to your friend or your mom or your date. They are far more important than the food. Try to relax more. Remember what a luxury it is to be able to eat out, to share a meal with people you love." This essay from L.A. chef Ari Taymor meanders a bit, but it's hard to argue with that particular point. [Esquire, Related]