You can get a large audience together for a strip-tease act – that is, to watch a girl undress on the stage. Now suppose you came to a country where you could fill a theatre by simply bringing a covered plate on to the stage and then slowly lifting the cover so as to let every one see, just before the lights went out, that it contained a mutton chop or a bit of bacon, would you not think that in that country something had gone wrong with the appetite for food?
– C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity, Collins, 1988: 82.
If the feverish desire for MasterChef and “food porn” in general weren’t enough, it has been announced that the leader’s debate between Julia Gillard and Tony Abbott will be moved an hour earlier to make way for the MasterChef final.