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.
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.
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.
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).
The Cutlery Chronicles
Presenter and writer Leyla Kazim’s account, The Cutlery Chronicles, melds her combined loves of travel and food – she credits her appreciation of exceptional cooking to growing up with a Mauritian mother and Turkish-Cypriot father. Her vibrant posts take followers on a tempting journey of flavor and flair, showcasing her favorite dishes from local as well as more far-flung adventures.
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.
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 difficult to see why.)
Half Baked Harvest
With more than 3 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.