It’s no secret that I love food, dear Pandas. I love cooking it, I adore eating it, and I thoroughly enjoy writing about it. In my humble opinion, in a world beset by division and anger, food is what truly unites us. Diplomacy and good vibes through one’s stomach? You betcha!
Though I can’t share my homecooked burgers and hot dogs with you, what I can do is introduce you to this magnificent subreddit with a multi-million-member following. The subreddit, which has a very suggestive name that the internet police won’t let us mention, is full to the brim with gorgeous and truly aesthetic pictures of food in all of its forms.
From delicious main meals to fabulous desserts that seem to jump off the screen (and into your mouth), you’re about to be in for the treat of your lives, dear Readers. So go on, scroll down and have a taste. Remember to upvote the photos that you found particularly mouth-watering and be sure to let me know in the comments which of these foods you’ll be making in your own kitchen (it’s the french fry board for me).
I had a lovely talk about becoming a professional in the food scene with Jessica Clark-Bojin, a popular pie artist who takes delicious aesthetics to a whole other level. You’ll find Bored Panda’s interview with the founder of ‘Pies Are Awesome’ below. It’s fantastic for anyone who’s into food and is thinking of pursuing a career in it in the digital age.
A friendly warning to all of you Pandas out there—you really will be incredibly hungry after this list, so I suggest either having some snacks handy or getting ready to make yourself a lavish feast immediately afterward.
My Mom And I Made A 100% Edible (Except The Lights) ‘Up’ Themed Gingerbread House
A Few Awesome Tarts My Sister Has Made
The subreddit boasts a whopping 3.8 million ‘foodies’ who can’t help but share truly beautiful photos of food. The moderators point out that people should do their best to post pics of food that they made themselves. However, if you simply want to share a nice-looking image that you found online, then you’re limited to only one per day. In short—original content is given preference.
The online community will be celebrating its 12th birthday this November. Taking into account just how aesthetic their regular posts look, imagine the size, taste, and looks of their next birthday cake!
Stracciatella Maqui Berry And White Chocolate Cheesecake
The subreddit’s mods point out that their community is all about food that is “simple, attractive, and visual.” And, despite their name, there’s “nothing suggestive or inappropriate” about the content that they post.
In my interview with pie artist Jessica, who is the author of ‘Pies Are Awesome: The Definitive Pie Art Book,’ she told me that anyone who wants to pursue food art as a career should look beyond the confines of the kitchen for inspiration. The more we know about the world, the wider our gaze, the better our food is bound to look. But first, we’ve got to hone our skills.
Quite Possibly The Most Beautiful Loaf Of Bread I've Ever Made
Gingerbread House: 3-Story Low-Income Rent-Controlled Brownstone Apartment Building In A Gentrified Neighbourhood With Candy Glass Windows, Cinnamon Gutters, And Fondant Dumpster
“Learn everything you can about your own subject, but also subjects outside of your food art vertical. Learn about chocolate sculpting, fruit carving, sugar pulling, entremets… whatever you have the opportunity to learn about that is even tangentially connected to your subject. This will help get you thinking outside of the box in terms of the materials and ingredients you use and the flavor profiles you create!” Jessica told Bored Panda.
My Croissant Journey Over The Past Month!
“For subject matter and technique inspiration, look outside of the world of baking. Look to nature, fashion, architecture, fine art, pop culture, engineering, crafts like origami, decoupage, silicon mold making, textiles, math + science, printmaking, and historical milieus,” the food artist suggested that everything can inspire us, so long as we’re creative and flexible enough. So don’t discount something before thinking about it as a potential source of inspiration for your next gastronomic project.
“Think, ‘How could this concept work as a pie?’” If you look to non-baking works when brainstorming ideas, you are far more likely to hit upon something truly unique and compelling for your audience,” she said.
Jessica pointed out to Bored Panda that one way to hone your cooking and baking skills further is to become actively engaged with the various food communities over on Reddit. However, she noted that humility is the best policy in these cases.
My Cousin Baked The Periodic Table
Homemade Cream Puffs That Are Filled To The Brim
“First and foremost, be a supporter of other people’s work. Contribute more than just your own content—comment on other people’s posts, answer questions, and just generally act the way you would with a new group of friends in real life!”