Food fascinates us. We love looking at it, preparing it, talking about it, and most importantly, eating it. Heck, we even like to watch other people using their excellent cooking skills to whip up something spectacular in the kitchen. Food has always been an important part of our lives that keeps us going and brings us together. And thankfully, one appetizing corner over on Reddit is a perfect example of that.

"Simple, attractive, and visual," the moderators write in the community description. But we believe it is so much more than that. With over 4.3 million devoted foodies following the page, it’s the perfect outlet for gourmands to show off their mad skills. Not only that, but they also share mouth-watering recipes, offer advice, and relish in discussions about how delicious-looking food makes us all squeal in excitement.

From glorious homemade meals to aesthetic pastries and desserts, we’ve gone through their feed to bring you a sizzling hot batch of their newest posts to share with you. Just to warn you, though, look at them with caution as they might make you drool all over your keyboard. Continue scrolling and upvote the most beautiful creations these food enthusiasts have shared. If you’re hungry for even more tasty content, check out Parts 1 and 2 of this feature right here and here. Bon appétit!

#1

My Wife Attempted A Gingerbread Windmill This Year, I Call It A Success!

My Wife Attempted A Gingerbread Windmill This Year, I Call It A Success!

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Random Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

IT IS DEFINITELY A SUCCESS! THE ICING IS GLORIOUS AND SO DETAILED! IF I WAS YOU I WOULD NEVER EAT THAT BECAUSE ITS TOO MUCH OF A MASTERPIECE

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#2

Daughter Wanted A Pink Birthday Cake With Strawberries. Filling Is Custard And Strawberry Jam

Daughter Wanted A Pink Birthday Cake With Strawberries. Filling Is Custard And Strawberry Jam

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Jay Perrysmellz
Community Member
3 months ago

c'mon people up vote this is so cute

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#3

My Wife's First Attempt At A Charcuterie Board. How'd She Do?

My Wife's First Attempt At A Charcuterie Board. How'd She Do?

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Don Golosso
Community Member
3 months ago

First attempt my @ss.... It's impressive enough, no need to over aceturate by claiming this is a first try. Probably will get downvoted for this but you read it so many times. First try at (whatever skill that takes most people years of practice) and there it is, an Instagram worthy super pro result.

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Is there anything a great meal can’t fix? We don’t think so, and we sense that the few million members of this online community definitely agree. After all, food provides us with nourishment and comfort, and even one glance at a delicious-looking plate makes us jump with excitement. So when we look at pictures shared by these talented community members, we’re presented with a visual experience of food we can almost taste.

Close-up images of juicy and delicious food instantly make us drool and want to scroll down for more. Well, we’ve long heard of the chef’s maxim that sight matters as much as taste. Even the smallest details about a dish’s appearance like the shape and the texture can even alter the way we perceive its flavor and smell. We had a chat about this topic with Ellen Manning, a freelance journalist, writer, and founder of the Eat With Ellen blog in a previous interview. "As everyone says, you eat with your eyes as well as your mouth, so how your dish looks matters as much as how it tastes," she told Bored Panda.

#4

It's Not Much, But My Best Friend Cooked Us This Meal So That I Would Eat Something After A Few Days Of Depression-Nesting. Some Days You Just Need Spaghetti, Garlic Bread, And A Great Friend

It's Not Much, But My Best Friend Cooked Us This Meal So That I Would Eat Something After A Few Days Of Depression-Nesting. Some Days You Just Need Spaghetti, Garlic Bread, And A Great Friend

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KitKat
Community Member
3 months ago

Made with love, looks perfect & bet it tasted delish ☺

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#5

I Made My Birthday Cake! Its A Chocolate Espresso Cake With A Chocolate Cremeux, Espresso Swiss Meringue Buttercream, And A Dark Chocolate Glaze!

I Made My Birthday Cake! Its A Chocolate Espresso Cake With A Chocolate Cremeux, Espresso Swiss Meringue Buttercream, And A Dark Chocolate Glaze!

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Random Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

Whoah nice job on the glaze, I feel like I can see my face if I look at that. The decor looks marvelous!

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#6

Had The Most Perfect Croissant At A Hotel In Paris

Had The Most Perfect Croissant At A Hotel In Paris

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Random Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

The croissant looks like its flexing and is super macho

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Serving and eating from an attractive plate seems extremely important in the cooking universe. But when we asked Ellen about how we can make our food look more appetizing, she told us that a lot of this could come down to preference. However, "arranging food in a way that's pleasing to the eye is key — think of it as the main part of the dish being the centerpiece, with other elements around it designed to help it stand out, and to complement it in terms of color."

"It's important to think of appearance in three dimensions, not just two, so consider using height (that's why you see so many dishes with elements stacked up on each other). That said, sometimes less is more, so try not to make your plate too 'busy'. You don't want people to be put off by a plate of chaos."

#7

Woke Up With Craving For Roast Potatoes

Woke Up With Craving For Roast Potatoes

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Random Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

Mmm, looks yummy!

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#8

Butter Chicken W/ Garlic Butter Naan

Butter Chicken W/ Garlic Butter Naan

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Llama_flower93
Community Member
3 months ago

I loooooove butter chicken!

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#9

My Fiancé Made This Incredible Rose Style Apple Pie. It's As Delicious As It Looks And I Had To Show It Off

My Fiancé Made This Incredible Rose Style Apple Pie. It's As Delicious As It Looks And I Had To Show It Off

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Jay Perrysmellz
Community Member
3 months ago

looks great

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Putting in the effort to create a fabulous meal makes us instantly want to immortalize it by grabbing our phones and snapping a few pictures. But if you ever tried to capture an aesthetically pleasing photo, you know that it can be quite a task. Luckily for us, the food blogger was ready to lend a helping hand and offer a few pieces of advice on how we can take our food photography skills to a whole new level and make sure our pictures would stand out from the crowd.

#10

Straight Out Of The Oven – Greek Spinach And Feta Pie

Straight Out Of The Oven – Greek Spinach And Feta Pie

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Theo Lee
Community Member
3 months ago

Wow!! Looks tasty!!

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#11

Lavender Ice Cream At Australia's Largest Lavender Farm

Lavender Ice Cream At Australia's Largest Lavender Farm

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xolitaire
Community Member
3 months ago

Eat it, it's melting! This is giving me anxiety

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#12

[homemade] I'm 15 And Tried To Make Tonkatsu Ramen

[homemade] I'm 15 And Tried To Make Tonkatsu Ramen

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
3 months ago

There is no try. You nailed it.

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According to Ellen, while there are many different ways to take food pictures, there are some handy rules we can keep in mind. "45 degree [angle] always works well but lots of people love a 'flat lay' — when you take a picture from above the plate," she said and added that often it's all about trial and error.

"Try different angles, or have different elements as the focus of your shot. You might think it would be the steak, but sometimes the best picture might be focused on the chips, with the steak behind them. Play around and see what works. But remember — while food photos are great, so is eating a hot meal!"

#13

Japanese Cream Cheese Bun

Japanese Cream Cheese Bun

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Random Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

I've been to Japan many times and I gotta tell ya, these things are absolute heaven!

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#14

Homemade Rosemary Focaccia

Homemade Rosemary Focaccia

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RMA
Community Member
3 months ago

Our favourite bakery changed their fantastic focaccia to some kind of light and faintly crusty thing. Crushingly disappointing.

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#15

Homemade Dumplings, Everything From Scratch!

Homemade Dumplings, Everything From Scratch!

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Jing Yi Xu
Community Member
3 months ago

It looks so simple and rustic but also fancy at the same time. I'm really glad what used to be a peasant dish from China has risen up in the world!

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But for the people out there who feel hesitant about their cooking skills, this can appear daunting. Some individuals seem to be born already wearing their apron and have a natural talent for creating something extraordinary in the kitchen. While it’s always fun to see gourmands in their element, this can put a damper on people who wish to improve their cooking skills, yet don’t know where to start. So let’s take a few steps back, shall we?

#16

The First Butter Cake I've Ever Made. There's Just Something About It

The First Butter Cake I've Ever Made. There's Just Something About It

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Random Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

So.. symmetrical, looks so satisfying for some reason

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#17

Is It Too Late To Post The Chicken Pot Pie My GF Made For Pie Day?

Is It Too Late To Post The Chicken Pot Pie My GF Made For Pie Day?

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Daria Z
Community Member
3 months ago

Definitely a POT pie lol

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#18

My Girlfriend Made A Prinsesstårta!

My Girlfriend Made A Prinsesstårta!

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RMA
Community Member
3 months ago

It is more fun green, though 😄

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Although Ellen told us she’s no expert, she happily shared some of the most common cooking mistakes amateurs make and offered advice on how to avoid them. "From experience, I'd say the biggest cooking mistakes amateurs make are not planning and preparing properly, and not allowing enough time," Ellen said. "Even the very best chefs make sure everything is prepared in advance, and they know how much time they need to execute certain dishes." 

"If you're less confident, it's even more important to do this and to build in a bit of extra time so you're not rushing and getting stressed. I've ruined many a meal because I tried to rush, didn't read the recipe in advance and get everything ready, then ended up trying to do too much in too little time, which inevitably causes mistakes," the blogger revealed.

#19

I Made Strawberry Shaped Strawberry Cake

I Made Strawberry Shaped Strawberry Cake

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Iampenny
Community Member
3 months ago

I'm jealous of people who are able to create such masterpieces (and I'm not afraid to admit it)

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#20

I Made A Poke Bowl At Home

I Made A Poke Bowl At Home

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Alexia
Community Member
3 months ago

This looks like heaven ))

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#21

Juicy Lemon Bars From The Homegrown Lemons I Made

Juicy Lemon Bars From The Homegrown Lemons I Made

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KitKat
Community Member
3 months ago

These look awesome 🤗

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Luckily, there are plenty of easy-to-follow cooking tips that can up your culinary game right away. And one easy way to avoid making a mess in the kitchen is to simply make a plan and stick to it. "Take time to read the recipe, to check you've got the right ingredients, and to plan what you need and what you'll need to do," Ellen suggested. "This is even more important if you're cooking several dishes at the same time. There's many an adage that says 'perfect planning prevents poor performance' — or words to that effect — and it's no different in the kitchen."

#22

Munchmallow Cubes

Munchmallow Cubes

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Random Panda
Community Member
3 months ago (edited)

I WANT, edit: nevermind I NEED

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#23

Home Made Challah (First Attempt)

Home Made Challah (First Attempt)

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Random Panda
Community Member
3 months ago

Amazing skills! Looks a bit burnt tho but nevertheless!

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#24

Birthday Sushi Platter For 1

Birthday Sushi Platter For 1

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Roe Rainrunner
Community Member
3 months ago

Love this!

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"If you're making a complicated dish, get everything chopped up, measured out, and weighed in advance. This will help. Also, try to clear up as you go along (or get someone else to do it). Tidy workspace, tidy mind, and all that. It will keep you organized and calm if you're not working in chaos," Ellen concluded.

#25

I Made Homemade Apple Pie Egg Rolls With A Caramel Vanilla Sauce

I Made Homemade Apple Pie Egg Rolls With A Caramel Vanilla Sauce

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BakedKahuna
Community Member
3 months ago

That crust looks amazing! Can almost taste it from looking 😍

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#26

Bruschetta On Grilled Ciabatta With Pesto And Basil

Bruschetta On Grilled Ciabatta With Pesto And Basil

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Brandon Marlowe
Community Member
3 months ago

OK, I've gazed at this picture for way too long. Now I need a tissue.

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#27

[homemade] My Best Selling Strawberry Oreo Sheet Cake

[homemade] My Best Selling Strawberry Oreo Sheet Cake

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say lalisa,love me lalisa
Community Member
3 months ago

wow!

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#28

Finally Nailed My Ramen Eggs

Finally Nailed My Ramen Eggs

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Daria Z
Community Member
3 months ago

They are so perfect, how?!

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#29

Hungarian Goulash With Butterfried Sourdough

Hungarian Goulash With Butterfried Sourdough

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Jo Johannsen
Community Member
3 months ago

**swoon** Please, sir, may I have some (more).

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#30

I Made A Burger And Took A Photo Of It

I Made A Burger And Took A Photo Of It

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Jing Yi Xu
Community Member
3 months ago

It's so cute but I can't help but wish the bun at the top was a bit bigger...

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