OK, stop laughing. We all look at porn. Food porn. We love those gratuitous images of savory meats slathered in fresh herbs and a wine demiglace, or the innocent sexiness of a sugary, sweet cupcake draped in billowy buttercream frosting.
Don’t lie. You love looking at food photos just as much as I do. You watch Food Network at the gym while you’re running miles on the treadmill but deep inside you hope the people behind you on the ellipticals aren’t judging you for your channel selection.
I wanted to share some of my favorite places to find those guilty-pleasure, tongue tingling images of culinary greatness in cyberspace:
Pinterest. Yes, it has great, great images of food. But really, it’s just a gateway to other blogs and websites that are really the masters of food porn. You can follow me here.
foodgawker. This is probably my favorite, favorite guilty pleasure. Whenever I’m hankering for something tasty, I log on and am bombarded with huge images of gastronomic bliss.
- Serious Eats. They’ve even rated their food porn by years. Check out this slideshow from 2010.
- FoodPornDaily. This site is dedicated to the most delicious looking food photography out on the web.
- Amateur Food Porn Has Got to Stop. This blog is hilarious! See first-hand what-not-to-do if you’re taking photos of your food. Eeks!
I admit, a few of my photos (if not a good majority of them) could probably make it on that website since most are taken with an iPhone 4S. But to avoid having your stroganoff look like a creature from the Black Lagoon, here are some tips on how to take better food snapshots.
Video – How to take great photos using your iPhone
What’s your favorite website to look at food? Let me know in the comments below!