Continuing The Year That Was are our favorite photography stories from 2008.
After renown New York City chef David Chang banned photography at his restaurant Momofuku Ko, we asked other chefs and restaurateurs what they thought about customer photography in their upscale restaurants. That set off some insightful reader debate whether foodie photographers should be allowed to shoot their dishes.
The banning of photography extended beyond restaurants—the famous Tsukiji market in Tokyo banned camera-toting tourists from visiting during the early morning market.
But don't feel deterred from whipping out your camera at a meal, as we learned that taking photos of food may help you lose weight.