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Dec 31, 2012

50 Best Food Blog Photos Of 2012

A drool advisory has been issued for this post. It contains our favorite food styling and photography from the past year. View at your own risk.

Lesson one: Beautiful food photos start with gorgeous ingredients.

1.

hungryghostfoodandtravel.com

stone fruits / ANDREA GENTL

2.

sevenspoons.net

ingredients for spring rice salad / TARA O'BRADY

3.

whatkatieate.com

flour / KATIE QUINN DAVIES

4.

nicolefranzen.blogspot.com

white currants / NICOLE FRANZEN

5.

thetarttart.com

ingredients for lamb's quarters frittata / LINDA XIAO

6.

nickyandmax.com

cherry tomatoes / NICKY WALSH

7.

happyolks.com

pine nuts and parmesan / SHAUN BOYTE

8.

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.

dessertsforbreakfast.com

plums / STEPHANIE SHIH

10.

sunshineandsmile.com

ingredients for murgh chicken korma / KANKANA SAXENA

11.

theyearinfood.com

purple cauliflower / KIMBERLEY HASSELBRINK

12.

sevenspoons.net

leeks / TARA O'BRADY

13.

sunshineandsmile.com

persimmons / KANKANA SAXENA

14.

hungryghostfoodandtravel.com

spruce tip honey / ANDREA GENTL

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

15.

whatkatieate.com

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

16.

dessertsforbreakfast.com

raspberry sorbet & ginger beer floats / STEPHANIE SHIH

17.

thefooddept.blogspot.com

fillo pie with pistachios and honey / PETRINA TINSLAY

18.

notwithoutsalt.com

cherry pie / ASHLEY RODRIGUEZ

19.

sevenspoons.net

butternut squash and caramelized onion galette / TARA O'BRADY

20.

cannellevanille.com

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

21.

theyearinfood.com

breakfast tacos with avocado radish salsa / KIMBERLEY HASSELBRINK

22.

elephantineblog.com

fresh tofu spring rolls / RACHEL BALL

23.

runningwithtweezers.com

zucchini and tomato pasta / TAMI HARDEMAN

24.

thetarttart.com

moonshine marshmallows / LINDA XIAO

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

25.

greenkitchenstories.com

bibimbap with tofu & pickled vegetables / GREEN KITCHEN STORIES

26.

nickyandmax.com

no recipe pizza / NICKY WALSH

27.

lemonfirebrigade.com

octopus salad / SARAH BOLLA

28.

latartinegourmande.com

fava bean and green pea tartine / BÉATRICE PELTRE

Check out her cookbook here.

29.

citrusandcandy.com

roasted radicchio, speck & balsamic salad / KAREN LOW

30.

sevenspoons.net

Kentucky hot brown on a biscuit / TARA O'BRADY

31.

runningwithtweezers.com

spring pea & radish salad / TAMI HARDEMAN

32.

cannellevanille.com

breakfast tostadas / ARAN GOYOAGA

33.

feastingathome.com

oxtail banh mi / SYLVIA FOUNTAINE

34.

cafejohnsonia.com

pea shoot, pomegranate & chevre salad / LINDSEY JOHNSON

Or sweet...

35.

hungryghostfoodandtravel.com

roasted concord grapes & greek yogurt / ANDREA GENTL

36.

whatkatieate.com

black forest berry gateau / KATIE QUINN DAVIES

37.

nickyandmax.com

orange pancakes / NICKY WALSH

38.

mowielicious.com

churros & chocolate / MOWIE KAY

39.

dessertsforbreakfast.com

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

40.

sproutedkitchen.com

blueberry oat biscuit cobbler / HUGH FORTE

41.

apt2bbakingco.blogspot.com

lebni tart with persimmon & pomegranate / YOSSY AREFI

42.

greenkitchenstories.com

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

43.

kanelaylimon.blogspot.com

macarons / CRISTINA LORENZO

44.

herriottgrace.com

homemade ice cream cones / MICHAEL GRAYDON

45.

seasonsandsuppers.ca

peach dutch baby with blueberry sauce / JENNIFER M

46.

chasingdelicious.com

pumpkin whoopie pies / RUSSELL VAN KRAAYENBURG

47.

citrusandcandy.com

salted caramel chocolate truffles / KAREN LOW

48.

mowielicious.com

chocolate birthday cake / MOWIE KAY

49.

inspiringtheeveryday.com

stone fruit tarts with coconut pastry cream / MICHAEL PAYNIC

Or somewhere in between.

50.

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!