A Feast for the Eyes: The Tastiest Food Insta(r)s
The number of food Instagrams that are worth seeing is almost as overwhelming as the offerings on the sushi menu at your favourite Japanese restaurant. After a while you are not only completely overwhelmed but more often than not you’ve forgotten what you were looking for in the first place. Luckily, this won’t happen with these accounts, for we’ve picked out the 10 coolest foodies from the Instagram menu for you. Bon Apetit!
For six years Alana Jones-Mann worked at a New York PR & marketing agency, planning large-scale events, before she decided to follow her creativity fulltime. Since then, the American has been designing extraordinary cakes for weddings, birthdays and baby parties, which stand out with their unusual texture – at times reminiscent of plush rugs or carpets.
After more than 14 years in the fashion industry, stylist Chi-Young Bang gave up her job as deputy fashion director at German Glamour magazine almost two years ago. While she’s no longer documenting current fashion trends, she has been busy creating wonderful shortbread biscuits in Paris. Ladurée? Doesn’t stand a chance!
If you expect to see the typical kind of holiday selfies that we’ve probably all taken at one time or another on Food in the Air, you will be disappointed. Instead of showing people in front of sights, here the spotlight is on the respective dishes: ravioli at Mount Rushmore, ice cream in front of the scenery of the Grand Canyon and bruschetta at the picturesque coast of Amalfi. Will definitely make you (travel) hungry.
At first sight the works of Dodam Cake, made in Korea, are reminiscent of beautiful flower bouquets – the kind you are just dying to know which florist has arranged them. On closer inspection, however, you’ll soon discover a splendid butter cream base instead of a vase underneath the flowers. Definitely too gorgeous to be eaten – but all the more beautiful to look at.
No, no one holds fruits in front of the camera on this account and tries to get them to talk with the help of ventriloquism. The name Talking Food refers to witty wordplays around certain dishes or ingredients. The Oscar-nominated romantic movie “La La Land”, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, for example, becomes (the rather unromantic) La La Lamb – illustrated as a leg of lamb.
Always working with pen and pencils? Boring. The American fashion illustrator and artist Gretchen Röehrs prefers using what she finds in the kitchen: lettuce leaves, lemons, carrots and even banana peels, which she transforms into stylish clothes, worn by models sketched on paper. Haute Cuisine meets haute couture!
Whether we’re talking about clothing, interior design or lipstick, there is hardly anything that is not influenced by the annual Pantone colour trends. Even your morning smoothie will turn into a real it-drink if you choose the right ingredients. So what do you need for the current trend colour Greenery? Voilà:
– 1/2 cup of almond milk
– 1/2 of a large banana
– 1 teaspoon peanut butter
– 1/4 cup baby spinach
– ice cubes
Photos: kizilkayaphotos/iStock; Alana Jones-Mann, So Bang, Food in the Air, Dodam Cake, Talking Food, Gretchen Röhrs, Pantone Smoothies – all via Instagram