I love taking takings of my food – which is quite obvious if you follow me on Instagram and because I write this blog. I like to consider myself an amateur food pornographer, if that’s even a thing. It should be, because that’s what I am. If you don’t know what “Food Porn” is Wikipedia defines it as: “Food porn is a glamourized spectacular visual presentation of cooking or eating in advertisements, infomercials, blogs, cooking shows or other visual media, foods boasting a high fat and calorie content, exotic dishes that arouse a desire to eat or the glorification of food as a substitute for sex.” That pretty much sums it up. Who better than industry chefs to be the finest purveyors of food porn. So if you’re down to get dirty with some deliciously porny food pictures, here are some Instagram accounts of Montreal chefs that will give you a glimpse of what happens behind the line and a look into their kitchens.
Colin Perry – Triple Crown Dinette
One of my favourite restaurants in the city, Chef Perry often posts his daily/weekly Southern specials on his Instagram feed, dishes you’ve probably never heard of but are dying to try.
Fisun Ercan – Restaurant Su, Barbounya
Chef Ercan is currently photo documenting her trip to Turkey posting seductive pictures of her exotic journey intermixed with photos of her delicious Turkish specialties from her various kitchens.
Antonio Park – Restaurant Park
Internationally renown chef who tantalize his Instagram followers with gorgeous pictures of his plated masterpieces and dishes from his famous omakase menu – each sashimi platter is a clinic in plating.
Michele Forgione – Impasto, Pizzeria GEMA
We share the same Instagram ethos: You can never have enough photos of pasta and charcuterie.
Patrice Demers – Patrice Pâtissier
Pastry Chef Patrice Demers’s Instagram feed is pure decadence guaranteed to get your blood sugar rising.
Gabrielle Rivard-Hiller – Cabane à Sucre Au Pied de Cochon
Pastry chef at the Cabane à Sucre Au Pied de Cochon gives you sneak peaks of the kitchen/lab and what you can expect in the upcoming season at the famous Cabané à Sucre of Chef Martin Picard.
Jeffrey Finkelstein – Hof Kelsten
Via some of the greatest kitchens in the world like Per Se, The French Laundry and elBulli, there’s no doubt why Chef Finkelstein’s breads find their way to some of the best restaurants in town. His Instagram feed will also scare the celiac out of you.
Anthony Di Lorio – Pizzeria GEMA
Chef and Pizzaiolo at Pizzeria GEMA, not only does he sling dough, but also fulfills most of my perverted pizza fantasies. Check out his feed for GEMA’s monthly pizza specials.
Chef Lallouz is chef and owner of the financial district’s Miss Prête à Manger and Resto Bar Monsieur and one of the feature chef’s this summer at the 6th edition of the Summer of Chefs BALNEA . Her feed is filled with delectable snaps of dishes from her various kitchens and catering events.
Emma Cardarelli – Nora Gray
Chef and owner of Montreal’s popular Griffintown eatery, Chef Cardarelli’s Instagram feed features her home-style rustic Italian dishes using local Quebec ingredients.
Are you following any other Montreal Chefs that I should know about? Tell me in the comments below!