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10 mouth-watering foodie Instagram accounts to follow now

Whether you’re looking to improve your culinary prowess, searching for dinner-party inspiration or simply want to scroll through a feed of scrumptiously enticing treats, these foodie Instagram accounts will let you have your cake and eat it. By KATIE BERRINGTON

Lifestyle

Judy Kim

Unsurprisingly, food stylist and creative consultant Judy Kim always posts pictures that are ultra-pleasing in presentation. From beautifully adorned cakes and perfectly latticed pies to seriously delicious-looking pastas, once you start scrolling, it’s difficult to stop.

In the midnight kitchen

A word of warning before you visit food photographer and Cordon Bleu chef Zorah Booley’s In the Midnight Kitchen Instagram feed – never look at it when you’re feeling peckish. Her alluring images of delectable sweet treats (cinnamon-roll pancakes, dalgona-coffee donuts, Nutella pear tart…) will require you to hone your baking skills immediately.

Melissa Hemsley

Cookbook author, columnist and self-described “lover of leftovers” Melissa Hemsley is the feel-good factor your Instagram feed needs. A champion of Fairtrade and committed to a sustainable approach to food, Hemsley shares seasonal, comforting recipes, plus the stories and people behind them, with a positive focus on reducing waste.

Plum galette by @judy.kim; dalgona-coffee donuts by @inthemidnightkitchen; Melissa Hemsley’s noodle soup from her Eat Green cookbook, image: @kittycolescooks

Hetty McKinnon

Author of cookbooks Community; Neighborhood; Family and To Asia, with Love, Hetty McKinnon creates recipes that are soul-searching and personal – each an exploration of identity through cooking, drawing inspiration from her multicultural background. Expect an array of vibrant vegetable dishes and mouth-watering dumplings.

Rachel Ama

Tantalizing plant-based dishes fill the feed of YouTuber and vegan chef Rachel Ama (along with her picks of vegan beauty products). Taking inspiration from her Caribbean and West African roots, Ama’s food is bright and flavorsome, and includes vegan takes on classics that are intensely appetizing (think crispy jerk-barbecue tacos).

A sunshine-yellow tablescape by @fionaleahydesign. Image: A.Antonioni

Fiona Leahy Design

Not strictly a food account, but if tablescaping is what you’re after, then event designer Fiona Leahy’s floral, maximalist feed is perfect fodder. Dramatic and decadent, with some serious 1970s patterning, her gloriously curated tabletops – which have centered fashion-party feasts and intimate suppers alike – will be sure to inspire your next dinner party.

Alexandra Dudley

A self-confessed “serial dinner-party host”, Alexandra Dudley’s is the feed to follow for her in-demand entertaining expertise. From exquisite appetizer, main and dessert ideas to serving tips and tablescaping thoughts, she’s the hostess with the mostest – and, luckily for us, she’s willing to share her secrets.

Homemade vegan Snickers by @halfbakedharvest; roasted kohlrabi with chilli, garlic and tomatoes by @ixta.belfrage

Ixta Belfrage

As a recipe developer for Yotam Ottolenghi (and co-author of recent cookbook Flavour), Ixta Belfrage’s own Instagram account is filled with an abundance of vivid, innovative and wholesome dishes, along with easy-to-follow recipes on her Stories.

Spoon Fork Bacon

Together, food stylist Jenny Park and photographer Teri Lyn Fisher are Spoon Fork Bacon. With three cookbooks to their names, their feed of easy-to-recreate and utterly tantalizing recipes has racked up more than 400k followers. (Take a look at their cacio e pepe pasta pie and it’s not hard to see why.)

Half Baked Harvest

With more than 2.7 million followers and two bestselling cookbooks under her belt, it’s fair to say that Tieghan Gerard, aka Half Baked Harvest, is foodie Instagram royalty. Her strikingly shot recipes are delicious, unpretentious and creative, with takes on both sweet and savory, healthy and indulgent dishes – try the gooey, flourless chocolate-espresso cake first.

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