It’s no secret that I love food and taking perfect food pics, dear A&D followers. I love cooking it, I adore eating it, and I thoroughly enjoy writing about it. Food is what unites us in a world beset by division and anger. Diplomacy and good vibes through one’s stomach? Absolutely!
Though I can’t share my homecooked burgers and hot dogs with you, what I can do is introduce you to this magnificent subreddit with a multi-million-member following. The subreddit, which has a very suggestive name that the internet police won’t let us mention, is full of gorgeous and genuinely aesthetic pictures of food.
From delicious main meals to fabulous desserts that seem to jump off the screen (and into your mouth), you’re about to be in for the treat of your lives, dear Readers. So go on, scroll down, and have a taste. Remember to upvote the photos you found particularly mouth-watering, and be sure to let me know in the comments which of these foods you’ll be making in your kitchen (it’s the French fry board for me).
I had a lovely talk about becoming a professional in the food scene and taking perfect food pics with Jessica Clark-Bojin, a famous pie artist who takes delicious aesthetics to another level. You’ll find our interview with the founder of ‘Pies Are Awesome’ below. It’s fantastic for anyone who’s into food and is considering pursuing a career in the digital age.
A friendly warning to all of you A&D followers out there—you will be starving after this list, so I suggest having some snacks handy or getting ready to make yourself a lavish feast immediately afterward.
01. My Mom And I Made A 100% Edible (Except The Lights) ‘Up’ Themed Gingerbread House
02. A Few Awesome Tarts My Sister Has Made
03. My Pistachio Chocolate Bonbons
The subreddit boasts a whopping 3.8 million ‘foodies’ who can’t help but share stunning food photos. The moderators point out that people should do their best to post pics of food they made themselves. However, if you want to share a nice-looking image you found online, you’re limited to only one per day. In short—original content is given preference.
The online community will be celebrating its 12th birthday this November. Considering how aesthetic their regular posts look, imagine their next birthday cake’s size, taste, and looks!
04. Doggie Cupcakes
05. Stracciatella Maqui Berry And White Chocolate Cheesecake
06. A Mirror Glaze Doughnut
The moderators point out that their community is about “simple, attractive, and visual food.” And, despite their name, there’s “nothing suggestive or inappropriate” about the content that they post.
In my interview with pie artist Jessica, the author of ‘Pies Are Awesome: The Definitive Pie Art Book,’ she told me that anyone who wants to pursue food art as a career should look beyond the confines of the kitchen for inspiration. The more we know about the world, the broader our gaze, the better our food is bound to look. But first, we’ve got to hone our skills.
07. Quite Possibly The Most Beautiful Loaf Of Bread I’ve Ever Made
08. Christmas Mood Cake! Hand-Drawing On The Mirror Glaze
09. Gingerbread House: 3-Story Low-Income Rent-Controlled Brownstone Apartment Building In A Gentrified Neighbourhood With Candy Glass Windows, Cinnamon Gutters, And Fondant Dumpster
“Learn everything you can about your subject and subjects outside of your food art vertical. Learn about chocolate sculpting, fruit carving, sugar pulling, entremets… whatever you can learn about that is even tangentially connected to your subject. This will help you think outside the box regarding the materials and ingredients you use and the flavor profiles you create!” Jessica told us.
10. Piano Cake For Desert. Aesthetically Unbelievable
11. Homemade Zucchini Quiche
12. My Croissant Journey Over The Past Month!
“For subject matter and technique inspiration, look outside of the world of baking. Look to nature, fashion, architecture, fine art, pop culture, engineering, crafts like origami, decoupage, silicon mold making, textiles, math + science, printmaking, and historical milieus,” the food artist suggested that everything can inspire us, so long as we’re creative and flexible enough. So don’t discount something before considering it as a potential source of inspiration for your next gastronomic project.
13. A Stunning Chocolate Rose
14. Sugar Wave I Made Prepping For A Food Network Show
15. French Fry Board
“Think, ‘How could this concept work as a pie?'” If you look to non-baking works when brainstorming ideas, you are far more likely to hit upon something truly unique and compelling for your audience,” she said.
Jessica pointed out that one way to further hone your cooking and baking skills is to engage with the various food communities on Reddit actively. However, she noted that humility is the best policy in these cases.
16. My Cousin Baked The Periodic Table
17. Homemade Cream Puffs That Are Filled To The Brim
18. A Perfectly Cooked Marshmallow
“First and foremost, be a supporter of other people’s work. Contribute more than just your content—comment on other people’s posts, answer questions, and generally act like you would with a new group of friends in real life!”
19. Chocolate Birthday Cake Decorated To Look Like A Dig Site, With Marzipan Fossils Hidden Beneath Crumb “Dirt.”
20. Warm Glazed Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches
21. This Cake, My Wife, Stayed Up All Night Making For Our Son’s Birthday
22. Don’t Stare Too Long. Brioche Feuilletée
23. Plum And Apple Pie
24. My Husband Is A Wood Worker. Made This Cake For Father’s Day!
25. Perfect Flan
26. My Wife Made A Grazing Platter For A Wedding
27. The Prettiest Beef Wellington I’ve Ever Made. It Tasted Like Heaven As Well
28. Marble Chocolate Bread
29. You Guys Asked, So I Delivered. Here’s The Inside Of My Raspberry Rose Lychee Croissants!
30. Coconut Jelly Koi Fish Swimming In An Espresso Lake
31. Do You Guys Like My Homemade Broccoli Cheddar Soup In A Sourdough Bowl?
32. Made Some Sticky Buns To Celebrate The Weekend
33. Fresh Squeezed Lemonade Served Over Ice Made With Butterfly Pea Flower Tea – My Social Distancing Drink Of The Day
34. My 18yo Son Just Made Me Seared Scallops With A Pea Puree And Caramelized Bacon For My 49th Birthday. 1st Course!
35. First Attempt At A Blackberry Lemon Tart!
36. My Wife Nailed It. Japanese Cheese Cake
37. Cutting A Slice Of 23 Layer Chocolate Cake
38. I Made Hazelnut-Shaped Mousse Cakes. They’re Filled With Caramel, Hazelnut Sponge Discs, And Hazelnut Praline!
39. Is There A Word For A Chocolate Charcuterie Style Tray? I Made This For My Annual X-Mas Party This Evening
40. Baguette I Made Last Week (Pro French Baker)
41. My Husband Made A Pumpkin Pie, And I Decorated It
42. This Honeycomb – One Of The Perfect Food Pics
43. A Cup Of Strawberry Cheesecake
44. Full Loaded Cream And Jam Donuts
45. My Wife Made Brownies So Everyone Can Have An Edge Piece!
46. Blueberry And Lavender Cream Galaxy Pop! Super Excited About My First Batch
47. Charcuterie Ship At A Viking Wedding
48. Stroop Waffles From Amsterdam
49. Three Years Of Progression For Roughly The Same Lamb Dish
50. Perfectly Shaped Ice Cream Cone
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