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It’s hard to say what we love more, eating or looking at gorgeous food photos. I guess what we really want is to eat our cake and photograph it too! Just kidding. We’d rather see how pro food photographers capture those delicious treats. That’s why we love Instagram so much. It’s full of food photography inspo that almost makes us want to bake something. Almost.

…But, for now, we’ll stick to sharing these 36 food photographers on Instagram. Go follow them all right now! And please, if this post inspires you to give food photography a try, share your results with us!

One note of caution: Don’t forget to remove your oven mitts before picking up your camera.













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I know many of us are gearing up to over-stuff ourselves in a couple of days. Even those of us who are determined to control our eating… you know what's gonna happen. Because, who can say 'no' when it comes to those yummy family tradition foods? ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ So, how about a 'lite' breakfast so you can totally stuff your face later? It's a thought. For, me, I'll be having pie for breakfast. Yep. It's a tradition I totally stole from my friend a few years ago. ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Can't wait!!!⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Any traditions you are looking forward to for this Thanksgiving holiday?⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ Beginning photographers! Frustrated about light or editing? Don't know where to start? You've come to the right place. With my FREE Tranquil Lightroom Presets and mini guide on Light you can instantly create those beautiful awesome photos everybody loves – in just one click. They are 100% FREE! Simply click the link in my profile, then fill in your name and email to get started.⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #lightroom #presets #miniguide #editing #newsletter #subscribe #learnphotography #beginningphotography #fineartphotography⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ ⁠⠀ #scrumptiouskitchen #f52grams #huffposttaste #thefeedfeed #thebakefeed #kingarthurflour #bonappetit #saveurmag #livemoremagic #thestilllifecollective #mymagicalmorning #upandautumn #slowsimpleseasonal #tasteofautumn #clickmagazine #creativeinthecountryside #northerncaliforniafineartphotog #clickprophotographers ⁠⠀ #onthetable #foodstyling

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Can you believe tomorrow is the last day of the year?! As I reflect back on 2019, I could easily be thinking of all the things I could’ve done or should’ve done differently. I actually began the year on break from blogging and social media after getting burnt out the season before. But I learned a lot during that time, one of the most important things was maintaining a healthy work-life balance—Knowing when to say no and when to “clock out” and close the laptop or put down the phone and be present with my family. . There’s nothing wrong with hustling, but I want to work to live, not live to work! That’s definitely something I’m taking with me into the new year as well! . What lessons have you learned this year? . . This chocolate bundt cake with hibiscus glaze was my top post on Instagram this year, and for good reason! This cake is fudgy, delicious, vegan friendly, refined sugar free, and includes a gluten-free option as well! Recipe link in profile! . . https://www.wifemamafoodie.com/chocolate-bundt-cake-with-hibiscus-cream-cheese-glaze/ . . . . . . #bundtcake #chocolate #chocolatecake #cake #cakedecorating #wifemamafoodie #feedfeed #f52grams #bhgfood #foodie #buzzfeast #vegan #glutenfree #dairyfree #eattheworld #foodandwine #huffposttaste #eeeeeats #bonappetit #beautifulcuisines #foodstyling #foodphotography #recipes #foodblogger #dessert #hibiscus #moody #thebakefeed

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missing this corner of my world today… progress on the city cottage these last months has seemed arduous at best & my desire to be back within its walls is making things seem all the more drawn out – but finish work is happening and light at the end of the tunnel seems ever so slightly visible! . I remember reading something two years ago about the process of renovating an antique house … the author stated that whatever your expectations for the finish double or possibly triple those for an accurate completion time … I can now confirm the accuracy of this statement . but beyond that I’m eager to reengage my conversation with this house, with the train of thought started and abandoned these last months, because it’s a related but entirely different conversation than the one I have with the farm and at this moment that all sounds very exciting and inspiring. I am a forever between person – longing for the city when out at the farm and pining for lungs full of country air while in the city . I’m eager to sit with a cup of coffee and pick up where I left off … that thought in and of itself is exciting . . . . . . #winterlight #thecitycottage #apartmenttherapy #vogueliving #livebeautifully #eleganceintheeveryday #cottagestyle #myhousebeautiful #oldhouselove #finditstyleit #newenglandliving #seekinspirecreate #embracingaslowerlife #bevisuallyinspired #poetryofsimplethings

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After taking a short break from taking a long break, I’m finally rejoining the rest of the world with another episode of, #cookingoutloud. ⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Spaghetti with tomato sauce is the oldest thing on the menu, yet, it can still be exciting with a twist. Whatever recipe of tomato sauce that you dug up from your ancestor’s grave should work fine, but I make mine with simply olive oil, garlic, fresh thyme, but most importantly, seasoned with fish sauce with a good pinch of sugar. I reduce it down by 1/2 because thick tomato sauces agree with me.⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Then in another small pot, I shave 5 cloves of garlic using a truffle shaver and performed the same task with equal amount of pitted green olives, welcoming the irregular shapes and broken pieces as they add a rustic character to an intuitive homey dish. Two fillets of anchovies and enough extra virgin olive oil to flood all the ingredients later, I set the small pot over medium heat and fry until the garlics and olives become shriveled and slightly browned. I immediately transfer everything into a bowl to escape the possibility of over-browning, and added a pinch of chili flakes to celebrate. ⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Let your spaghetti that is still slightly under-cooked finish cooking inside the tomato sauce, allow proper introduction and chemistry between the two before pushing them onto the stage. Then spoon the garlic-olive oil over the top, salty crispy and all that, and a few opened fresh cherry tomatoes with flakey sea salt to add juice and coolness. Grated parmesan cheese, don’t forget that. ⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣All the Cooking Out Loud series are saved in the blog, under the main menu “Cooking Out Loud”. ⁣ ⁣⁣⁣•⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣•⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣•⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣•⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣•⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣#f52grams #feedfeed #huffposttaste #buzzfeast #eeeeeats #beautifulcuisines #thekitchn #foodandwine #forkyeah #yahoofood #onthetable #buzzfeedfood #vscofood #foodstyling #foodphotography #lifeandthyme #eater #heresmyfood #food52 #gloobyfood #foodgawker #eattheworld #eatfamous #tastingtable #dailyfoodfeed #spoonfeed #foodbeast #hautecuisines #foodblogfeed

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T-5 days. If you’re staring at that bottle of pomegranate molasses, wondering how to use it, fret not, this Pomegranate Glazed Salmon Cubes is the perfect appetizer for your Yom Tov table. Total prep time: 5 minutes. Go! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Pomegranate Glazed Salmon Cubes I love pomegranate everything. Pom molasses adds a tangy punch to everything from dressings to marinades. Here I used it to brighten up the fish course. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Yield: 4-6 servings ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1 teaspoon granulated garlic 1 teaspoon sea salt ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper 2 tablespoons brown sugar ⅔ cup pomegranate molasses 4 tablespoons olive oil 1lb salmon, cubed Chopped parsley, for garnish Pomegranate arils, for garnish Serving toothpicks, for presentation ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a bowl, whisk the garlic, salt, pepper, brown sugar, molasses and olive oil. Place the salmon cubes and gently toss in marinade. Allow to sit for at least 15 minutes, up to overnight. Preheat oven to 500F. Arrange salmon cubes on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly. Transfer to a serving platter and carefully prick a toothpick into each cube. Garnish with pomegranate arils and chopped parsley. Serve hot. #holidays #Jewish #newyear #roshhaahana #pomegranate #pomegranatemolasses #apples #honey #salmon #appetizers #dessert #foodie #clickpro #fall #foodie #saveurmag #bareader #f52grams #feedfeed #foodandwine #williamssonoma

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This post was originally published on December 23, 2016 and was completely updated on January 24, 2020. 

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