Food P*rn

What Are The Secrets Of Shooting Good Food Porn? The New York Times Investigates.

Lighting, emotion, learning are all important
Mar 13, 2015 12:00 pm

Head out to dinner and chances are that people at nearby tables will take out their phones throughout the meal to snap shots of their dishes. Log on to Instagram and chances are that you’ll be greeted by a plethora of “filtered” photos depicting piping-hot bowls of ramen noodles with runny egg yolks, melted chocolate dripping slowly from ice cream sundaes and juice oozing out of medium-rare burgers. Food photography has never been bigger, in both personal and professional spheres. Here are some tips to getting the perfect food-porn shot.

We Might Have Found The Best Charcuterie Plate In America

Craig Deihl is the cured-meat master of Charleston
Feb 26, 2015 10:00 am

The best charcuterie I've ever eaten, hands-down, was in the culinary mecca of Charleston, South Carolina, at Cypress, where executive chef and James Beard nominee Craig Deihl lovingly creates spiced-up takes on classics. Think coppa rubbed with Korean red-pepper powder and pork pâté studded with country ham and porcini mushrooms.

Plate Deconstruction: Fung Tu's Inventive Fava Bean Curd Terrine Mashup

The story behind a tofu-panisse hybrid
Feb 17, 2015 4:00 pm

With Chinese New Year on the horizon (February 19), we can't think of a better reason to savor chef and Per Se alum Jonathan Wu's nouveau take on classic tofu and French-style panisse, a cross-cultural mix of flavors, technique and presentation. Check it out after the jump.

Time-Lapse Instagramming Means Next Level Food Porn

A new app means runny yolks in surreal time
Sep 9, 2014 10:00 am

Thanks to Instagram's new Hyperlapse app, the possibilities for sharing food imagery are even more endless. Before you go nuts, see how the pros skillfully blend art and technology in this mouth-watering food ad. 

These 5 Photos Of Food Suspended In The Middle Of Air Are Incredible!

How is this exactly done? Physics is confusing.
Aug 18, 2014 1:00 pm

Nora Luther is a Berlin-based artist who has collaborated with photographer Pavel Becker on Recipes — a series of dishes suspended in mid-air all Matrix-like. We’re not quite sure how this effect is achieved (we assume expensive cameras and Apple computers are involved). But we could honestly look at these images all day.

Plate Deconstruction: Grace's Magical Scallop With Tamarind, Flavors of Licorice

An artful balancing act from the Windy City
Jul 31, 2014 11:06 am

Time to get over the deep-dish stereoptypes — Chicago's been stepping up its dining game for a while now. Just check out chef Curtis Duffy's tasting menu at his West Loop restaurant Grace. Or have a look at this stunning plate of scallops, hoja santa puree and coconut milk pudding. Hoja santa wha? Chef Duffy gives us the breakdown here.

Eating Salad Was A Lot Cooler Back In The '80s

But new chains are bringing it back into 'vogue'
Jul 29, 2014 1:00 pm

Eating a salad was actually more popular in pre-Sweetgreen America. By pre-, we mean, a really long time before Sweetgreen. Back in the 1980s, restaurants promoted "healthy" salad in much the same way that Carl's Jr. promotes its fatty burgers today. In this classic 1985 TV spot, supermodel Elle MacPherson demonstrates ten great things about the Burger King salad bar. A perfect 10. Wink, wink.

A Photo Of A Box Of Asparagus Won A Major Photography Award. Go Asparagus!

Peppers took second, roe-dappled oysters third
Jul 1, 2014 9:00 am

Aspiring food photographers of the Instagram set take note: here's one accolades-worthy reason to keep your iPhone within reach at mealtime. The iPhone Photography Awards (IPPAWARDS) recently announced the 2014 winners of its seventh annual competion, with Food as one of its 17 categories. Check out the winning shots after the jump. 


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