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Wednesday 1 October 2014

Snappers: 8 Top Chefs on Instagram

As Martha Stewart becomes the latest devotee to join the social network, take a look at other chefs who partake in Insta-snapping.

Patricia Murphy

Published 25/06/2014 | 15:24

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Instagram: @AprilBloomfield
Instagram: @TrishDesineAgain
Instagram: @AliceLouiseWaters

DIY goddess Martha Stewart is the latest convert to the world of Instagram, hopping onto the same brunch-snapping, sunset capturing and selfie posing bandwagon as the rest of us.

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The household name announced her foray into Insta-fun on her Twitter account yesterday and proceeded to post photos of a fluffy ginger pooch, a cappuccino and a variety of mushrooms much to the delight of her huge social media following.

However, Instagram is not Stewart’s first wander into food photography. Last year, the chef’s food styling skills came under fire when she posted a series of particularly ugly food snaps to her social media networks, including pictures of congealed celeriac soup with truffles and an unappealing fois gras and walnut brioche.

Yet, it seems she took a 101 in nailing the perfect social media photograph, managing to at least mask her poor skills with a filter or two.

It is yet to be seen whether Stewart’s Instagram feed will keep the food-snap addicts happy. Luckily there are more than a few chefs who are a lot better at the art of plating, styling, photographing and posting their delicious lives to Instagram and you may not have even known they were there.


April Bloomfield

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The Spotted Pig chef is an Instagram pro and her feed of beautiful food photography is always an inspiration. She is an expert when it comes to capturing the delicious elements of her life from the wonderful producers she meets to the stunningly styled plates she turns out. Martha should take note.


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Alice Waters

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For over 40 years the Californian chef, author and owner of Chez Panisse has inspired with her local farm to table ethos and continutes to do so in the new age of smart phones, filters and photo-editing apps. Yet, the beauty captured by Waters hardly needs a filter, her stream of simple food-spiration is always enough to make mouths water.


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