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The best Instagram chefs to follow for your food inspiration

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We’re living in the age of Instagram. We buy our furniture on it. Find gifts for friends. Restaurant menus are almost redundant when you’d rather choose your meal from Instagram. Inspiration for travel and what to wear come from it. And we now learn to cook from it. 

Watching people cook can be therapeutic. So here we have rounded up just a few of our favourite instagram chefs to follow. Some make home cooking seem so luxurious, others make works of art and some inspire us to throw a dinner party and move to the country. 


Laila Gohar


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“Using food as both an artistic medium and a tool for communication, she explores the nature of human interaction by creating convivial, multi-sensory edible events.” Laila Gohar is the NYC based chef who’s food inspires lifestyles, feels of another world - both of decades past and utterly modern. Her studio has created installations for the likes of Tiffany & Co., Comme des Garcon and Simone Rocha. As well as events ranging from a pop-up restaurant on a NYC sidewalk to an outdoor kitchen built in a field. 


Julia Busuttil Nishimura 


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Julia’s food is the kind you want to eat every single night. It feels nourishing. Nourishing in the way a home cooked bowl of pasta is nourishing. The Australian chef has just released her cookbook so meals can be made at home. Homemade pastas, slow cooked stews, perfect cakes and easy pies. 


Melina Hammer


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It was the handmade cecamariti pasta that made me follow Melina’s account. Saved to a folder full of food inspiration. Her food feels doable. Like you could easily follow along and recreate her meals. Nothing is too fancy, though it is appetizing nonetheless. Owner of @catbirdcottage in NY’s Hudson Valley and a 2020 IACP finalist for Best Food Instagram, it's best you start to follow now. 


Thalia Ho


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It was her chocolate chips cookies. Rivers of chocolate oozing on a messy baking sheet. Pastry chef, Thalia Ho describes her output as “food, baking, is my art. It’s my sweet medium.” Smoked Tahini Dark Chocolate Chunk cookies, Hazelnut Praline and Rye Chocolate Chunk Cookies and Bitter Chocolate Olive Oil cookies with Buckwheat and Salt. Pick your poison and double the batch. 


Carter Were


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Byron Based chef Carter Were’s food makes you want to give up on a career and spend your days making food from your home grown garden. As Ella described in her interview, Were shares food via social media that feels approachable and wholesome, free of ego and often heavy with tips to help her audience along the way: how to pickle eggs, bread making pointers, and always a quick dinner idea. You can also opt to stay in her Airbnb property where, if you preorder, some of Were’s cooking will be available on arrival. 


Linda Ring


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Why make bread when you can make works of art? That’s what Linda Ring does. Loafs of round bread all marked with her drawings. The bread evokes ceramic vases, terracotta walls and vintage paintings. Tune into her stories for tips and recipes on baking your own bread at home. Or just simply stare at the beauty of her creations. 



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