Beautiful food? Check. Adorable children? Check. World-famous restaurants? Check. Cool locations both domestic and international? Check. Go follow cannellevanille, a.k.a. Aran Goyoaga, the voice behind Cannelle et Vanille. Still not convinced? Cakes. Read more >
After spending five years working at Thomas Keller’s French Laundry, Tucker Taylor is now the new culinary gardener at Kendall-Jackson Wine Estate. Taylor’s days are filled with the beautiful fruit and vegetables he grows for the winery’s food program. His Instagram feed is equally produce-packed but also includes what he eats and drinks when he isn’t tending to the crops. Read more >
We could probably come up with a food-centric reason you should follow Japanese photographer Kouichi Chiba on Instagram. Maybe some of the flowers Chiba photographs are edible. A few of the images include people eating...sort of. But after you look through Chiba’s amazing posts combining photos, drawings and paper cutouts, you won’t need any more reasons to follow him. Read more >
Jasmine Hirsch’s Instagram page reads “eating and drinking everywhere.” It’s no lie. Judging from her photo feed, the sales and marketing wiz at Hirsch Vineyards seems to be in a constant state of travel from one great vineyard to the next. Whether she’s in Oberhausen, Germany, or her home, sweet home, California, Hirsch offers an insider’s view of the wine world and the amazing food she eats along the way.
Instagram + Vermont + food + cats = @careynotcarrie a.k.a Carey Nershi. The creator of the blog Reclaiming Provincial, Carey packs her Instagram feed with food and feline-filled photographs that have a soulful, rustic aesthetic. From her cantaloupe, basil and Lillet popsicles in a bowl of ice to her red bell pepper, lemon and basil sodas, Carey's photos make us wish we were right next to her in Burlington, Vermont.
Daniel Boulud’s star head sommelier Michael Madrigale fills his Instagram feed with photos that juxtapose New York street style with the magnums of amazing wines he serves at several of Boulud’s restaurants. Madrigale opens jumbo bottles every night to serve by the glass at Bar Boulud, Épicerie Boulud and Boulud Sud. Initially, he would merely tweet his picks and email them to a coterie of wine enthusiasts. But this year, he decided to fuse his love of wine, New York and photography and post the results to Instagram.
“I found myself becoming bored with the same ol’ up close bottle shot and decided to add a little color with New Yorkers on the street as a background. I’ve always loved to take pictures. My wife actually went to school for photography in Bogotá [Colombia], and we often discuss shots. I love Cindy Sherman—I actually met her once at Bar Boulud. She was with David Byrne who is a huge idol of mine. I was shaking as I was pouring them glasses of Chardonnay. I also like Terry Richardson and his fun, gritty, nonconformist style. I get a huge kick out of it and often find myself cracking up as I’m taking shots. If there’s someone who physically embodies the wine walking by I’ll use them. If it’s just an amazing character, I’ll use them regardless of the wine. I play it loose and just wait for someone who works. It’s all about having fun.”
See more of Madrigale's street-style wine shots here.
Relatively new to the Instagram playing field, iconic NYC chef Michael Lomonaco (@cheflomonaco) of Porter House New York is already taking advantage of the platform's new video capabilities. Lomonaco posted two charming clips this week in honor of July 4th weekend, including a demo of his perfect Dark 'n Stormy (he recommends sourcing a good ginger beer like Fever-Tree) and a steak sandwich how-to.
Meanwhile, NOLA superstar John Besh (@chefjohnbesh) is over on his handle making biscuits and F&W Best New Chef 2008 Michael Psikakis (@mpsilakis) and F&W Classic in Aspen hero Marcus Samuelsson (@marcuscooks) will also be posting Instagram videos tied to Independance Day this afternoon. See how chefs and at-home cooks celebrate the holiday F&W-style all weekend by tracking and using the hashtag #FWSummer.
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