20 Instagram Accounts That Will Make You A Better Chef

Oh, and also very, very hungry


Some people just follow their friends and family. Some fill their feeds with preening influencers and reality stars. But only the most masochistic of Insta-addicts chooses to spend their working day staring and salivating over hovering shots of beautiful food. You are one of those people.

And we respect it. That’s why we’ve rounded up the very best food accounts on Instagram, for home cooks and hungry scrollers alike…

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1 Salad for President

im电竞官网-California food writer, chef and cookbook author Julia Sherman turns vegetables into plates of wonder that will stop you ever thinking a bowl of greens is boring again. Dishes, like this roasted broccolini over tahini sauce, sliced blood orange and crushed crunchy sumac seed cracker, make us believe salad really should run for president.

2 Ravneet Gill

Author of The Pastry Chef’s Guide, pastry chef (obviously) Ravneet Gill runs the Puff bakery in London, which saw long queues at its drops pre-lockdown. Since lockdown, her Instagram account been teaching people how to bake like a pro while stuck at home. Expect tips on mad creations, like a cube of brioche filled with custard as, well as ultimate classics like chocolate chip cookies.

3 Momofuku

im电竞官网-David Chang's Momofuku restaurant empire in New York City makes authentic Korean food with a modern twist, and their Instagram account offers tips on recreating some of their dishes like the signature bo ssam or the perfect spicy pork and shrimp noodles.

4 Ixta Belfrage

im电竞官网-Ottolenghi recipe developer and cookbook co-author Ixta Belfrage shares truly delightful plates on her feed, from this chicken with 15 cloves of black garlic slowly simmered down, to a step-by-step guide to making biang biang hand-pulled noodles on her Stories.

5 Felicity Spector

London food writer, chef and baked goods influencer Felicity Spector is an excellent person to follow if want advice on whipping up vegetarian dishes, beautiful breakfasts or any and every kind of dessert out there. She's also got great connections in the London restaurant scene so can give heads up about new openings (soon) and fancy takeaways (right now).

6 NYT Cooking
Hendl, Food, Roasting, Dish, Chicken meat, Turkey meat, Drunken chicken, Roast goose, Cuisine, Rotisserie,

The very, very good New York Timeim电竞官网-s cooking section requires a paid subscription, which means you can't spend too long hopping around recipes before you hit the dreaded firewall. That's why the NYTCooking Instagram account is so useful – letting you scan over a selection of food shots before you delve into a recipe.

7 Binging With Babish
Food, Cuisine, Roasting, Dish, Cooking, Flesh, Barbecue, Churrasco food, Meat,

Andrew Rea, better know as 'Binging with Babish', is arguably the biggest chef on YouTube, having amassed over 5 million subscribers in just 4 years. He specialises in teaching users the basics, as well as recreating dishes from famous TV shows and films. His Instagram account offers home cook tutorials, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at his life.

8 Cook House
Red meat, Food, Meat, Dish, Cuisine, Curing, Salt-cured meat, Beef, Rib, Flesh,

im电竞官网-Cook, restaurateur and author Anna Hedworth's simple, stunning rustic meals are well-worth replicating if you have anyone to impress. Her taste in tableware is second-to-none, as well.

9 Alison Roman
Cuisine, Food, Dish, Ingredient, Meat, Produce, Recipe, Lunch, Meal, Salad,

New York Times chef Alison Roman, who recently authored the brilliant and stripped-back Nothing Fancy cookbook, often posts her favourite recipes to her Instagram account. Expect beautiful food shots, genuinely useful kitchen hacks and an inordinate amount of anchovies.

10 London Cheap Eats
Dish, Food, Cuisine, Ingredient, Staple food, Roti canai, Produce, Roti prata, Side dish, Baked goods,

It's the week before pay-day and your belly starts to rumble. You simply can't stomach another night of pasta and Netflix. There's only one thing for it: a scroll through London Cheap Eats, which will deliver you to some of capital's best budget restaurants and food stalls. Truly game-changing stuff for anyone with a fiver in their pocket.

11 Spoon Fork Bacon

Jenny and Teri are a food stylist and photographer duo with three cookbooks under their belt. They share mouthwatering images on their instagram with easy steps on how to recreate them at home. These Irish breakfast nachos made with waffle fries tell you all you need to know.

12 Food Minimalist

A calm oasis of clean plates, Lucia Lee's Food Minimalist page specialises in easy bowl recipes and Asian-inspired dinners with plenty of flavour. We like her Shanghai-style noodles with salmon and spring onion, or this sautéed garlicky shrimp.

13 Food 52

Boasting a very impressive 1.8m followers, Food 52 posts the best recipe and food photography from their team of editors. In other words a mixture of different tastes and cuisines served onto your phone daily.

14 The Feed Feed

With nearly as many followers is the Feed Feed, another account (and website) fuelled by a community of cooks. Be wary of looking around the 4pm sugar slump.

15 Modern Honey

Self-proclaimed (and fair enough tbh) cookie connoisseur Melissa Stadler shares her recipes for red velvet, orange and white chocolate, ginger snap and caramel stuffed cookies to name a few. She also, as you can see, makes a mean fried chicken sandwich.

16 Joy the Baker

im电竞官网-If you're not particularly into baking don't be put off by the handle. On her carefully curated account Joy shares recipes for plenty of savoury meals including Pizza quiche (a thing, apparently), french onion pasta and fish tacos. She's also the mastermind behind the amazing .

17 Half Baked Harvest

Cookbook writer Tieghan Gerard has equal regard for dishes healthy and comforting. Her account shares beautifully shot recipes for dishes like superfood bibimbap with crispy tofu or her sweet potato gnocchi with rosemary parmesan sauce.

18 Diane Morrisey

im电竞官网-A picture is worth a thousand words.

19 Vegan Ventures

If you've got the hang of cutting out meat during Veganuary and want to carry it on, or if you're a fully fledged vegan already, this account will give you endless ways to reinvent the green stuff.

20 Chef Steps

While we'd never utter a phrase as hideously outdated as 'man food', Chef Steps greasy delicious treats such as fried chicken sandwiches and melted nacho cheese is a haven far away from health food. They're run and operated by Joule, a kitchen equipment company, so all recipes have incredibly thorough and helpful details.

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