Pornography is a form rife with easily-recognizable tropes. Strategic lighting, hokey music, and close-up camera angles all are a part of creating the aspirational and idealized world of porn. In last October’s issue of Harper’s, Frederick Kaufman took a closer look at the cable channel he thinks is the most pornographic of all — The Food Network. Kaufman explains to Brooke how peach-pitting is made tantamount to foreplay.
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