Food lovers know that for a dish to be considered delectable, it not only needs to taste delicious, but it should look appetizing as well. In this day and age, it’s not farfetched to think that some people might even prefer a visually appealing choice to a delicious one, just because it generates more buzz on social media.
We noticed that chefs are adapting to this trend of food plating as well as playing around with different colors to enhance the appearance of their dishes. Food photography has been increasingly popular and in trend too. For some individuals, it has even transformed from just a hobby of taking food photos to professional food photography. Certainly, food preparation has become more complex as a wider variety of garnish are being used to achieve a good mix of colors in each dish. i
Shades like greens and yellows are constantly combined with reds, oranges, and even brown to create a symphony of hues like no other. Very rarely are neutral colors used because the primary objective is to attract and amaze the consumer. Even so, bright colors will typically be paired together to enhance the overall outlook of the dish.
I guess no matter how evolved we become, we are still very visual-oriented. Before even sampling something with our taste buds or stomach, we dissect it with our eyes first. In order for the dish to wow us – or at least intrigue us – it should be aesthetically pleasing to the eye as well as looks good for the gram.
If you’re looking for unique ideas of how to present food or just want to appreciate it for what is it, we’ve compiled some of the best looking culinary photos in the article below.
#1 – Fruitsicle
#2 – Morning Like This