By Meghan Zichelli
We’ve all done it. Snapping photos of our meals before we take a bite to inspire and yes, make others drool with envy, literally. And nowhere is this more in evidence than on Instagram. With 187 million posts tagged #food, 98 million tagged #foodporn and 42 million tagged #foodie, it’s hard to discern which cooks to follow and be inspired by. Who is the next Annie Liebovitz of food? Check out 12 of our favorite food Instagrammers worldwide to follow.
Eat Real Food: In between dreamlike beach photos of Sydney, Australia and The Hamptons, New York (the cities she lives in), Heather Cox shares how she eats real food that is local, organic and sustainable and how these choices affect our health and well-being.
Pinch of Yum: Lindsay Ostrom not only develops delicious and easy-to-make recipes, but uses her Instagram account to show us how to make them in fun and easy-to-follow short videos.
VeguKate: Kate Gavlick, who has a Master’s of Nutrition, shares the health benefits of the ingredients she uses in her local, seasonable and unprocessed recipes as well as tips on how to lead a healthy lifestyle.
Shuchi82: Chef Shuchi is a New York City-based private chef, consultant and photographer with a focus on Indian food, reflecting the country in which she was born and raised. Her account is full of wonderful photos of her creative Indian-inspired recipes.
Cravings in Amsterdam: Paola, who is originally from Peru, takes gorgeous photos of her cooking (some look more like art than a meal!) as well as of her current home, Amsterdam.
Ambitious Kitchen: Monique focuses on a healthy living lifestyle, so alongside her many recipes, which are specially developed with clean eating in mind, you can find exercise inspiration.
My Blue and White Kitchen: Food blogger Sini Ellen might sometimes post more photos of her idyllic Nordic surroundings than of food, but all of her pictures will make you want to throw on a cozy sweater and enjoy one of her seasonal inspired recipes by the fireplace.
Ugly Produce is Beautiful: Sarah Phillips uses her account to bring awareness to the high volume of food that is wasted every day in the U.S. by arranging fruits and vegetables into works of art that showcase their beauty.
Health Chef Lindsey: Lindsey Becker is a New York City-based private chef as well as a pregnancy health coach. She focuses on what to eat for fertility, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and is about to give birth to her first child, so we look forward to her healthy baby food shots!
Hugdecook: What London-based Hugo lacks in recipes he makes up for in cooking inspiration through beautifully captured photos of his at-home meals, which he cooks after a day of work in the corporate world.
Diet Assassinista: As the account name suggests, Anne Assassi, a registered dietician, spurns diets and suggests focusing instead on optimizing nutrition through healthy recipes, all of which she shares on her Instagram page.
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