Our 15 Favourite Photos of Food

By - May 2, 2012 (Updated: January 23, 2017)

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series 10 Favourite Photos.
Our 15 Favourite Photos of Food

Food Porn for the Soul

Leave it to us… We really tried to put together a list of our 10 favourite food photos. We just love food too much to narrow it down that far. Instead, we bring you our 15 favourite photos of food.

We hope you’ve already eaten because we’re bringing you some serious food porn!

Dulse in New Brunswick

What do you mean dried seaweed isn’t your idea of good food?

Most people probably wouldn’t classify dulse as food, let alone food porn. But for me, it goes deeper. The smell takes me right back to my home in Canada, and the bustling Saint John City Market. And believe me, that place is a serious foodie heaven.

Foie gras with crispy bacon and crème brûlée

Foie gras with crispy bacon and crème brûlée

Oh, Southwest France… We have so many wonderful food memories from this area and many of them involve Foie Gras, wine and wonderful friends. This particular starter of Foie gras with crispy bacon and crème brûlée was eaten overlooking the beautiful Basque countryside.

Cheese Plate

Cheese Tasting Menu

It probably doesn’t come as a shock, cheese is a big favourite of ours, particularly with me. This incredible cheese course was my meal at La Cloche a Fromage Cheese Restaurant in Strasbourg, France. Andrew enjoyed an incredible Raclette. This place definitely has the CheeseWeb stamp of approval!

Chickpea and Chorizo Salad

Chickpea and Chorizo Salad

To choose one favourite meal cooked by our dear friend Cedric is impossible because everything he cooks is heavenly. We urge you to visit Holling Grange and see for yourself. Instead I chose my favourite based on the photo alone. I love the beautiful colours and textures of this dish, which features chickpeas, chorizo and scallops. Divine!

the world's perfect lobster roll

Possibly the world’s perfect lobster roll

Atlantic Canadian lobster is simply my favourite food in the world (and believe me, that’s a really tough call). I’ve been on a quest, for as long as I can remember, to find the world’s perfect lobster roll. This one I ate on Grand Manan Island, may just have been it. But it’s not going to stop me from continuing my quest!


Russian Pierogi in Poland

I’m not ashamed to say, Andrew and I ate Pierogi every day we were in Krakow, Poland. We’re not sure why this particular variety was called Russian Pierogi, but the potato and cheese filling was definitely our favourite.

Masla Dosa

Masla Dosa

I’m sure I’ve mentioned Masla Dosa at least a dozen times since our visit to Bangalore. We are still dreaming about these crispy delicious Indian crepes and their spicy filling.  Although Andrew learned how to make them, nothing could top our dosa introduction at the India Coffee House.

Duck and Foie Gras at La Broche

Duck and Foie Gras at La Broche

Belgian cuisine – you just can beat it. Although we love eating our way across Europe and the rest of the world, we have a soft spot for the food made right here.  This dish combines two things I’ve learned to love since moving here, duck and foie gras. This delicious tower of goodness was served at La Broche in Dinant.

Irish Seafood Chowder

Irish Seafood Chowder

There’s nothing better to warm you up on a cold, blustery day than a hot bowl of soup. We enjoyed this hearty seafood chowder on Ireland’s southwest coast. The Illy coffee gave us the added energy to jump back in the car and continue our road-trip.

Seared Beef at Het Pomphuis

Seared Beef at Het Pomphuis

This beautiful seared beef dish was served at another beautiful Belgian restaurant, this time in Antwerp. Het Pomhuis, made our list of favourite restaurants in Belgium.

Hopdog Healthy Hotdog

Delicious meat in tube form

We’re big fans of meat in tube form and the healthy hotdogs from Brussels-based Hopdog are some of our favourites. This delicious version is a chicken sausage with BBQ sauce and crispy fried onions. A perfect snack when you’re shopping down town.

Pork Belly at Culinaria

Pork Belly at Culinaria

There are some fantastic foodie evens in Brussels and one of our favourites so far has been Culinaria. This beautiful pork dish was one of 4 courses served by Michelin starred chefs in an upscale canteen style setting.

Pretty Cupcakes

Pretty Cupcakes

Cupcakes seem to be all the rage in Belgium these days. These pretty little ones were actually photographed (and enjoyed) at Holling Grange. They tasted as sweat as they look!

moelleux au chocolate

Molten moelleux au chocolate

I’ve always been a bigger fan of savoury foods, over sweet. (Andrew is the sweet-tooth of our family). But when we first moved to Belgium, I fell in love with the moelleux au chocolate. I really can’t think of a better way to end a meal than a cake of molten dark chocolate swimming in creme Anglais.

Belgian Liege Waffle from Dandoy

My favourite Belgian Waffle from Dandoy

You didn’t think I was going to do a food porn post without a nod to Belgium’s favourite treat, did you? I know it’s a hotly debated topic (almost as controversial as who serves the best frites), but this is my favourite waffle in Belgium. It’s a Liege waffle, topped with cherries and a scoop of vanilla ice-cream, made by the venerable Belgian institution, Dandoy.

What did you think of our 15 favourite food photos? We’d love to hear your food porn dreams in the comments below.



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Alison Cornford-Matheson is a Canadian freelance writer and travel photographer and the founder of She is the author of The Foodie Guide to Brussels: Local Tips for Restaurants, Shops, Hotels, and Activities. Alison landed in Belgium in 2005 and, over the years, has become passionate about slow and sustainable travel, in Europe and beyond. She loves to discover hidden gems - be they museums, shops, restaurants, castles, gardens or landscapes, and share them through her words and photos. She has visited 45 countries and is currently slow travelling through North America in an RV, with her husband, Andrew, and two well-travelled cats. You can also follow her work on Google+
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  1. Comment by A Montrealer Abroad

    A Montrealer Abroad May 2, 2012 at 13:36

    Major YUM over here – I think I could sell my husband for a bite of this duck and foie gras!

    • Comment by Alison

      Alison May 2, 2012 at 18:14

      Haha! It was delish but sadly doesn’t take out the trash like the husband 😉

  2. Comment by Leigh

    Leigh May 3, 2012 at 19:38

    A Belgian waffle please. I’d like to crawl in through my computer and taste the food from your photos.

    • Comment by Alison

      Alison May 4, 2012 at 10:11

      You’re welcome in Belgium any time Leigh and I will gladly deliver you to the waffles 🙂

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