Gastronomy of the eye

Posted by Florence Fang on July 16, 2007

"thus in presenting to their readers a 'gastronomy of the eye' largely made up of 'the odd, the exotic and the trivial', these newspapers were expeditiously redefining what could and should qualify as news for 'ordinary people' in the context of their daily lives"

Would somebody tell me what "gastronomy of the eye" means?