Food that’s pretty as a picture

By FAYE LEVY, YAKIR LEVY
July 9, 2015 11:37

When you want to send a recipe to a friend by email or when you post it on Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram, it’s good to have an enticing photo of your creation.




Roast chicken salad

Jessica Koslow's roast chicken salad.. (photo credit:BOB HODSON/CHEFSINSIGHT.COM)

With digital cameras and smartphones so common, people often take pictures of food. For special occasion dinners with family or friends, it’s nice to share pictures not only of the people who came, but also of the festive dishes. When you want to send a recipe to a friend by email or when you post it on Facebook, Pinterest or Instagram, it’s good to have an enticing photo of your creation.

We gained insights into making food look appetizing at a recent class on photography for food writers taught by Bob Hodson of Chef’s Insight. At the class, chef Tom Fraker of Melissa’s Produce prepared the food, and Hodson demonstrated how to best capture its beauty with the camera.

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