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50 Best Food Blog Photos Of 2012

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Lesson one: Beautiful food photos start with gorgeous ingredients.

1.

stone fruits / ANDREA GENTL
hungryghostfoodandtravel.com

stone fruits / ANDREA GENTL

2.

ingredients for spring rice salad / TARA O'BRADY
sevenspoons.net

ingredients for spring rice salad / TARA O'BRADY

3.

flour / KATIE QUINN DAVIES
whatkatieate.com

flour / KATIE QUINN DAVIES

4.

white currants / NICOLE FRANZEN
nicolefranzen.blogspot.com

white currants / NICOLE FRANZEN

5.

ingredients for lamb's quarters frittata / LINDA XIAO
thetarttart.com

ingredients for lamb's quarters frittata / LINDA XIAO

6.

cherry tomatoes / NICKY WALSH
nickyandmax.com

cherry tomatoes / NICKY WALSH

7.

pine nuts and parmesan / SHAUN BOYTE
happyolks.com

pine nuts and parmesan / SHAUN BOYTE

8.

ingredients for brown butter espresso chip muffins / HUGH FORTECheck out the Sprouted Kitchen cookbook here, it's one of our favorites this year.
sproutedkitchen.com

ingredients for brown butter espresso chip muffins / HUGH FORTE

Check out the Sprouted Kitchen cookbook here, it's one of our favorites this year.

9.

plums / STEPHANIE SHIH
dessertsforbreakfast.com

plums / STEPHANIE SHIH

10.

ingredients for murgh chicken korma / KANKANA SAXENA
sunshineandsmile.com

ingredients for murgh chicken korma / KANKANA SAXENA

11.

purple cauliflower / KIMBERLEY HASSELBRINK
theyearinfood.com

purple cauliflower / KIMBERLEY HASSELBRINK

12.

leeks / TARA O'BRADY
sevenspoons.net

leeks / TARA O'BRADY

13.

persimmons / KANKANA SAXENA
sunshineandsmile.com

persimmons / KANKANA SAXENA

14.

spruce tip honey / ANDREA GENTL
hungryghostfoodandtravel.com

spruce tip honey / ANDREA GENTL

Lesson two: Process shots can steal the show from finished shots.

15.

homemade spaghetti with lemon, garlic, chili & mint / KATIE QUINN DAVIES
whatkatieate.com

homemade spaghetti with lemon, garlic, chili & mint / KATIE QUINN DAVIES

16.

raspberry sorbet & ginger beer floats / STEPHANIE SHIH
dessertsforbreakfast.com

raspberry sorbet & ginger beer floats / STEPHANIE SHIH

17.

fillo pie with pistachios and honey / PETRINA TINSLAY
thefooddept.blogspot.com

fillo pie with pistachios and honey / PETRINA TINSLAY

18.

cherry pie / ASHLEY RODRIGUEZ
notwithoutsalt.com

cherry pie / ASHLEY RODRIGUEZ

19.

butternut squash and caramelized onion galette / TARA O'BRADY
sevenspoons.net

butternut squash and caramelized onion galette / TARA O'BRADY

20.

ARAN GOYOAGA / outtake from her new cookbook, Small Plates And Sweet Treats.
cannellevanille.com

ARAN GOYOAGA / outtake from her new cookbook, Small Plates And Sweet Treats.

21.

breakfast tacos with avocado radish salsa / KIMBERLEY HASSELBRINK
theyearinfood.com

breakfast tacos with avocado radish salsa / KIMBERLEY HASSELBRINK

22.

fresh tofu spring rolls / RACHEL BALL
elephantineblog.com

fresh tofu spring rolls / RACHEL BALL

23.

zucchini and tomato pasta / TAMI HARDEMAN
runningwithtweezers.com

zucchini and tomato pasta / TAMI HARDEMAN

24.

moonshine marshmallows / LINDA XIAO
thetarttart.com

moonshine marshmallows / LINDA XIAO

Lesson three: Food is often the MOST beautiful right before you eat it, whether it's savory...

25.

bibimbap with tofu & pickled vegetables / GREEN KITCHEN STORIES
greenkitchenstories.com

bibimbap with tofu & pickled vegetables / GREEN KITCHEN STORIES

26.

no recipe pizza / NICKY WALSH
nickyandmax.com

no recipe pizza / NICKY WALSH

27.

octopus salad / SARAH BOLLA
lemonfirebrigade.com

octopus salad / SARAH BOLLA

28.

fava bean and green pea tartine / B√ČATRICE PELTRECheck out her cookbook here.
latartinegourmande.com

fava bean and green pea tartine / BÉATRICE PELTRE

Check out her cookbook here.

29.

roasted radicchio, speck & balsamic salad / KAREN LOW
citrusandcandy.com

roasted radicchio, speck & balsamic salad / KAREN LOW

30.

Kentucky hot brown on a biscuit / TARA O'BRADY
sevenspoons.net

Kentucky hot brown on a biscuit / TARA O'BRADY

31.

spring pea & radish salad / TAMI HARDEMAN
runningwithtweezers.com

spring pea & radish salad / TAMI HARDEMAN

32.

breakfast tostadas / ARAN GOYOAGA
cannellevanille.com

breakfast tostadas / ARAN GOYOAGA

33.

oxtail banh mi / SYLVIA FOUNTAINE
feastingathome.com

oxtail banh mi / SYLVIA FOUNTAINE

34.

pea shoot, pomegranate & chevre salad / LINDSEY JOHNSON
cafejohnsonia.com

pea shoot, pomegranate & chevre salad / LINDSEY JOHNSON

Or sweet...

35.

roasted concord grapes & greek yogurt / ANDREA GENTL
hungryghostfoodandtravel.com

roasted concord grapes & greek yogurt / ANDREA GENTL

36.

black forest berry gateau / KATIE QUINN DAVIES
whatkatieate.com

black forest berry gateau / KATIE QUINN DAVIES

37.

orange pancakes / NICKY WALSH
nickyandmax.com

orange pancakes / NICKY WALSH

38.

churros & chocolate / MOWIE KAY
mowielicious.com

churros & chocolate / MOWIE KAY

39.

from a food photo styles tutorial that's super helpful and interesting / STEPHANIE SHIH
dessertsforbreakfast.com

from a food photo styles tutorial that's super helpful and interesting / STEPHANIE SHIH

40.

blueberry oat biscuit cobbler / HUGH FORTE
sproutedkitchen.com

blueberry oat biscuit cobbler / HUGH FORTE

41.

lebni tart with persimmon & pomegranate / YOSSY AREFI
apt2bbakingco.blogspot.com

lebni tart with persimmon & pomegranate / YOSSY AREFI

42.

hazelnut cake with saffron frozen yogurt and figs / GREEN KITCHEN STORIES
greenkitchenstories.com

hazelnut cake with saffron frozen yogurt and figs / GREEN KITCHEN STORIES

43.

macarons / CRISTINA LORENZO
kanelaylimon.blogspot.com

macarons / CRISTINA LORENZO

44.

homemade ice cream cones / MICHAEL GRAYDON
herriottgrace.com

homemade ice cream cones / MICHAEL GRAYDON

45.

peach dutch baby with blueberry sauce / JENNIFER M
seasonsandsuppers.ca

peach dutch baby with blueberry sauce / JENNIFER M

46.

pumpkin whoopie pies / RUSSELL VAN KRAAYENBURG
chasingdelicious.com

pumpkin whoopie pies / RUSSELL VAN KRAAYENBURG

47.

salted caramel chocolate truffles / KAREN LOW
citrusandcandy.com

salted caramel chocolate truffles / KAREN LOW

48.

chocolate birthday cake / MOWIE KAY
mowielicious.com

chocolate birthday cake / MOWIE KAY

49.

stone fruit tarts with coconut pastry cream / MICHAEL PAYNIC
inspiringtheeveryday.com

stone fruit tarts with coconut pastry cream / MICHAEL PAYNIC

Or somewhere in between.

50.

peanut butter, banana & chickpea bacon sandwich / CELINE STEEN
havecakewilltravel.com

peanut butter, banana & chickpea bacon sandwich / CELINE STEEN

Check out the blogs featured in this post for more great photos and recipes.

Apt. 2B Baking Co. - Yossy Arefi

Cafe Johnsonia - Lindsey Johnson

Canelle et Vanille - Aran Goyoaga

Chasing Delicious - Russell Van Kraayenburg

Citrus & Candy - Karen Low

Desserts For Breakfast - Stephanie Shih

Elephantine - Rachel Ball

Feasting At Home - Sylvia Fountaine

Green Kitchen Stories - David, Luise & Elsa

Have Cake Will Travel - Celine Steen

Happyolks - Kelsey Brown & Shaun Boyte

Forty-Sixth At Grace - Nikole Herriott

Hungry Ghost - Andrea Gentl

Inspiring The Everyday - Michael Matthew

Kanela y Limon - Cristina Lorenzo (in Spanish)

La Buena Vida - Nicole Franzen

La Tartine Gourmande - Béatrice Peltre

Lemon Fire Brigade - Sarah Bolla

Mowielicious - Mowie Kay

Nicky & Max - Max Faber & Nicky Walsh

Not Without Salt - Ashley Rodriguez

Running With Tweezers - Tami Hardeman

Seasons & Suppers - Jennifer M

Seven Spoons - Tara O'Brady

Sprouted Kitchen - Hugh & Sara Forte

Sunshine & Smile - Kankana Saxena

The Food Dept. - Sally Courtney, Anne Marie Cummins, David Morgan & Petrina Tinslay

The Tart Tart - Linda Xiao

The Year In Food - Kimberley Hasselbrink

What Katie Ate - Kate Quinn Davies

This post is by definition incomplete, since the world of food blogs is vast and full of gorgeous photography. So if we missed an amazing blog (maybe yours?) let us know about it!

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