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50 Extremely Delicious Examples of Food Photography

I know, I know. I just recently ranted and raved about pointless list posts, but I’m hoping that this post isn’t pointless after all — and despite an intense Google search session I couldn’t find any other post that covered this topic before.

I admit, this post won’t make you a better designer nor is it intended to inspire you (even though it eventually will, if not to design than at very least to cook and eat); the sole purpose of this post is to make you drip saliva all over your precious keyboards. You don’t really have a choice regarding this either, because the following 50 photographs, whether rustic and simple or light and elegant are just so exquisite and mouth-watering.

All images are linked to either the site of the respective photographer, the site I found them on or, if your lucky, to the recipe.

Finally, now that we’re talking about food already, I want to bring one more, quite important matter to your attention. Some of you may already have heard about or seen it: The British TV-Cook Jamie Oliver currently tries to revolutionize the way the people of the United States (and elsewhere as well) see food and replace fast food with home-cooked meals made from fresh ingredients in schools, workplaces and homes. It is incredibly important what Jamie Oliver tries to achieve here not only for us and our health, but also for our future generations. You can find out more about the Food Revolution on Jamie Oliver’s web site as well as you can sign a petition to improve the food in American schools.

And now: Bon Appetit.

Starters, Sides, Soups & Salads

Shrimps
Nachos
Grilled Eggplant
Greek Salad
Shrimp Cocktail
Soup
Radicchio Salad>
Asian Soup
Fresh Salad
Beef Noodles
Appetizer

Main Courses

Grilled Fish
Breaded Shrimps
Meat
Sesame Pasta
Pork Chops
Pork Shoulder
Muscles and Fish
Lemon Sushi
Eggplant Pizza
Steak
Tomato Spaghetti
Thin Pizza
Tomato Penne
Spaghetti
Sushi
Tagliatelle
Chinese Noodles
Baked Pizza
Pork Ribs
Rolled Pork
Tuna

Desserts

Blueberry Pancakes
Choco Ice Cream Sweetness
Fruit Tarts
Apple Pie
Tartine
Fig Raspberry Tarte
Fruity Loops
Horse Cookies
Berry Cake
Choco Cupcake
Strawberry Chocolate
Sprinkle Cupcake
Red Cake
Berry Cheesecake
Creme Caramel
Red Velvet Cupcake
Apple Tarte
Cake

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  1. elliotttee says:

    you gave away your gourmand side through this very tasty post.

    • ximi says:

      I really did, didn’t I ;) ?
      Don’t tell anybody though; it’s our little secret.

  2. Richie says:

    Very delicious post. I love the deserts :) I can see how the cooks are great artists as well. Just look at how it is so elegantly presented :D
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    • ximi says:

      You’re right! There is actually a profession called Food Stylist. Their only job is it to make the food look great and delicious, but the cooks surely play an important part as well!

  3. wow…what a nice food photography…
    and the decoration is just awesome…

  4. Tansu says:

    Hey, great pictures. It is like I have all those scrumptious foods alive in front of me. You know how to make a person very hungry right now. :D

  5. I love the tasty look of piled strawberries and topped with creamy chocolate melt. These are my favorites. Sweet temptations, don’t you think? :D

  6. Extremely mouth watering! Do you have recipes for these?

  7. Mags says:

    Wow… Delicious foods.. Makes me hungry.. I wish to have the list of ingredients and procedure to cook it. Yummy!

  8. Lovely and delicious foods. It would be nice if the ingredients and procedure on how to cook is posted.
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  9. yuwono says:

    Great food photos, are these photos copyright? Can I use in my website? Thx

  10. Christopher says:

    You’ve quite succeeded in your post. My mouth is actually watering after seeing all those delicious-looking food some I don’t even recognize but will love to give it a bite. LOL! Yum yum… :D Now I’m hungry.
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  11. Diaper Cake says:

    i love the foods in here. it makes me hungry and so tasty.
    especially the main course oh, i love to give a bit on it.hmmmmmmm
    so yummy and very delicious.
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  12. Thomas says:

    Absolutely amazing pictures. Amazing photography of food.
    Loved the one with strawberries best.

    Will go here to get inspiration in the future. We have a gathering of friends were we eat and enjoy.

    Br G
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  13. Daniel Rock says:

    Your pictures look so great that I felt hungry.

  14. Adam Sam says:

    Pictures were mouth-watering! I want some of those now.

  15. Webdesigner says:

    These pictures are amazing! I’m hungry now ;)
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  16. WOW! The best food pictures EVER!!
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  17. Rena says:

    Great photoes ^:)) Bon Appetit!

  18. Rena says:

    I would like to use some of those photos in my blog (blog’s name is “my kitchen” though it’s not about gastronomy ))) )

  19. Timothy says:

    Nice collection of food photos. Makes me hungry.

  20. denemesizlil says:

    Wow… Delicious foods.. Makes me hungry.. I wish to have the list of ingredients and procedure to cook it. ;) )

  21. …those pictures makes me hungry…great collection though…i just wanna know why you choose foods as your genre on taking pictures>?

  22. Gennaro says:

    Delicious food and photography. The presentation of the flan is fabulous. Well done.
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  23. Alex says:

    I am oh so hungry now! Beautiful shots and thanks for sharing :)
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  24. Kristeen says:

    Good thing no one is counting the calories here :)
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  25. Oh my god, my lunch really pales compared to these yummy pics. It’s worse than those late night food ads on tele when you have the muchies.

  26. Nabil says:

    Oh wow, LOL!

    I remember the last time I spoke to a photographer. I asked him what he did and he said that he took photograps of… food.

    I laughed really, really hard. Then I saw this.

    And I must admit – the food looks delicious! Now I see why people pay others to do this.
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    • Actually, a friend of mine used to be a food photographer – it’s apparently a very tough job to keep the dishes looking fresh and colorful. He used to use a variety of different glossy sprays and plastic garnishes.

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