Can you, like us, while away hours trawling Instagram food photography, trying different combinations of hastags, searching for the best chefs and restaurants or the most bizarre ingredients? Whatever your thoughts on people photographing their food – and we’re sure there are some very strong opinions out there – Instagram is an undeniably useful way for foodies to discover global cuisine, gain insight into the minds of the most creative chefs, and connect with like-minded people.
We thought we’d put all those hours to good use, and so each week we’ll be bringing you the best Instagram food snaps that've caught our eye, from the most beautiful dishes to the biggest food stories and innovations. Enjoy, and remember, food is for eating.
Our snapper captured this wonderful dessert at Rodolfo Guzmán's Boragó in Santiago, Chile, one of Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants, and has confirmed that it tasted as good as it looks – if that's possible.
A photo posted by Fine Dining Lovers (@finedininglovers) on May 9, 2016 at 6:47pm PDT
If the shot below is making you a little corn-crazy, you might be interested in our recent story on the Oklahoma farmer who has cultivated a unique rainbow corn.
More ingredient inspiration from our team's fact finding mission to Peru. This is purple corn, an Andean superfood used to make chicha morada - a sweet refreshing soft drink very popular in Peru. #superfood #purplecorn #Andes #Peru #ingredient #inspiration #CasitaAndina
A photo posted by CasitaAndina (@casitaandina) on May 11, 2016 at 7:53am PDT
Delicious-looking bao (steamed buns).
A photo posted by LYC #GetJag (@liholihoyachtclub) on May 20, 2016 at 7:08pm PDT
In his new memoir 32 Yolks, La Bernardin's Eric Ripert has some sage advice for young chefs. Here's a reminder to those young chefs just how high they can reach.
A photo posted by Eric Ripert (@ericripert) on May 9, 2016 at 4:32pm PDT
This week, chefs in Naples created a pizza measuring almost two kilometeres in length, beating the previous Guinness World Record set in Milan in 2015. Whether it is still being eaten is unclear.
A photo posted by Massimiliano Neri (@maxkukai) on May 19, 2016 at 1:16am PDT
Okay, so these raw ingredients may not look 'mouthwatering' in their current state, but we're sure the Noma crew will create something spectacular out of them.
A photo posted by noma (@nomacph) on May 20, 2016 at 5:22am PDT
Earlier in the week we introduced you to Russian baker Olga Noskova and her sensational mirror cakes, which have been a huge hit on Instagram.
A photo posted by Olga Noskova ?? Ольга Носкова (@olganoskovaa) on May 20, 2016 at 8:52am PDT
We love the simple colour palette on this dish from the tiny but excellent London restaurant Pidgin. The lucid pink? That's beetroot powder.
A photo posted by Pidgin (@pidginlondon) on May 17, 2016 at 8:08am PDT
Another treat from FDL's visit to Boragó.
A photo posted by Fine Dining Lovers (@finedininglovers) on May 13, 2016 at 4:36am PDT
No Instagram food round-up would be complete without a gratuitous burger shot, and this one's a real monster. Warning: NSFW.
MIGHTY BACON BURGER from @les_kitchen! ?? Doubled-up cheeseburger topped with applewood smoked bacon and house sauce on a toasted potato bun. Doesn't get much more casual than that! ? Live it up this #weekend, #DEVOURPOWER style. ? ? Snapchat: DevourPower ?? Add us! ? @les_kitchen ? Lower East Side, NYC ? @devourpower ???? TAG YOUR #BURGER FRIENDS! ????
A photo posted by Food | Lifestyle | More Food (@devourpower) on May 20, 2016 at 1:20pm PDT