A few days ago Carrie from WishWishWish wrote a fantastic post explaining how she edits her gorgeous photos (if you’re not following her on Instagram then do it now) and listed who her favourite Instagrammers are. She signed off asking for recommendations on folk she should follow and it was whilst writing my extremely lengthy reply in the comments section that I realised I have a bit of an addiction! To prove my point let me share my morning routine with you; wake up, reach for phone (sometimes with eyes still closed), check Twitter (sometimes with only one eye open), browse Pinterest, get lost in Instagram, look at the news headlines and then a good twenty minutes later than I need to, finally roll out of bed. It’s sad but true, I’m utterly addicted to my social media vices and Twitter, Facebook et al are usually the very first and very last things I connect with each day bar my pillow. The two that I love and cherish the most are Pinterest and Instagram – as a total image junkie they’re my crack-cocaine and I simply can’t get enough.
Rattling off my long list of Instagrammers for Carrie to follow got me thinking and the result of that little brainstorm is this post, so *drum roll please* let me introduce Instaloves, a regular monthly feature where I’ll share my favourite Instagrammers that I follow including cute dogs (there’s a fair few!), fashion folk, lifestyle and travel. As a self-confessed eating obsessive it seemed only natural though that my first Instaloves would have a definite foodie flavour! This is a list of some of my favourite foodie Instagrmmers, however it’s by no means exhaustive as I plan on sharing more over the coming months. Just a final word of warning, you may not want to look at the following Instagram feeds before you’ve actually had a real feed first – bon appetit!
London-based Italian Giulia takes vivid and colourful photos of her foodie visits and #dailycortado (she’s somewhat of a coffee aficionado!) and also writes a brilliant blog, Mondomulia, containing a mixture of her restaurant recommendations and baking recipes, all accompanied by her fantastic photography.
I think Canelle et Vanille is quite possibly one of the very first food blogs I started following and years later, I’m still a huge fan. US-based Aran’s food styling and photography is exquisite; bright, white and pastel-hued and I always feel inspired after browsing her photos.
Whether he’s taking photos of custard-oozing donuts at Borough Market, collating collages from Hawker House or from the top table at London’s latest must-visit restaurant opening, Clerkenwell Boy’s photos always insight huge foodie FOMO in me!
As you’d expect from MasterChef 2010 Winner and baking whizz Edd Kimber, also known as The Boy Who Bakes, his Instagram feed is choc-full of buttery pastries and cream-filled choux buns, all artfully and dribble-inducingly captured. A guilt-free way to get your sugar fix!
Calling Sam Richards of Sam Cooks Food a home cook feels like an injustice as his cooking is utterly superb, but that’s exactly what he is. Instagram is where Sam chronicles his eating adventures along with gorgeous shots of all the recipes he creates and cooks in his tiny Stoke Newington kitchen.
So passionate about local produce that she renamed her blog to reflect that (go have a read, it’s called Reclaiming Provincial), US-based Carey’s photos feature plenty of brightly-coloured locally sourced ingredients that usually make me want to visit my farmers market pronto.
Sunday Suppers is an amazing concept – a communal cooking centre in Williamsburg, Brooklyn focussing on local ingredients and created by Karen Mordechai, the photos that accompany it are clearly taken by someone with a deep love of, and passion for, food.
Self-proclaimed street taco activist, photographer and designer Nathan Michael takes photos of everything he eats and does in and around where he lives in Texas, USA. After avidly poring (and drooling) over his images Texas is now pretty damned high on my must-visit hit list.
Sarka Babicka is a London-based photographer who takes vibrant photos of the food that she cooks, bakes and eats and shares on Instagram to tummy-rumbling effect! Sarka is also a travel photographer and writes a beautiful blog called Cook Your Dream which I highly recommend.
If you love food then invariably you follow Paris-based food blogger David Lebovitz! Whether he’s baking Madeleines, shopping the brocantes or slicing into a slab of gooey Roquefort, he manages to capture the essence of Paris in every single photo. J’adore.
If I’ve missed out a foodie Instagrammer that you think I’d like then please do let me know, I love following new accounts!