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Put Your Best “Food” Forward With A Great Theme

Published: Jan 4, 2017 · Updated: May 23, 2020 by Shay Bocks · This post may contain affiliate links · Leave a Comment

See what we did with the wordplay there?

Different kind of spices on white table

A great wordpress theme for Foodies is designed for simplicity – it has minimal distractions so that the reader can stay focused on the content. A modern color scheme with plenty of white space helps make colors in your images pop. Food is great to eat, but can be made more delicious with vibrant colors – they say that we eat with our eyes first.

You can’t convey taste or smells in images, so making your images convey as much as possible is key. One trick that we like is to have vibrant fruits and vegetables that we can slice and julienne as garnishes for our recipes.

Prepping a leafy salad base and dropping quartered tomatoes on top rather than dicing them and mixing them in helps make the reds stand out. Are quartered tomatoes hard to eat? Yes – but you can finish cutting them up after you’ve taken your pictures.

PHOTO EDITING

Follow up a great photoshoot with some basic editing. Learning to select specific colors and play with the hues goes a long way. You can also (actually, we recommend) adjusting the brightness to remove imperfections, and using contrast to bring food more into focus.

The hue/saturation tool on specific colors can help your ingredients pop. A lot isn’t needed.

Just playing with the settings and adjusting 5% here and there makes imagery a lot more crisp.

MORE WORDS

We recommend writing at minimum 500 words per post. You have a unique perspective, and reasons you made certain choices about that recipe. Editorializing helps your readers make decisions

They don’t all have to be about the recipe you’re featuring. Dive into your life a little bit – why are you making this recipe? What didn’t you like about it last time you made it?

Mix in the content with images you took while cooking the food, and annotate with commentary about why you chose that frying pan or why your new bamboo ladle is a billion times better than the dollar store one you used to have.

This is an example of a WordPress post, you could edit this to put information about yourself or your site so readers know where you are coming from. You can create as many posts as you like in order to share with your readers what is on your mind.

This is an example of a WordPress post, you could edit this to put information about yourself or your site so readers know where you are coming from. You can create as many posts as you like in order to share with your readers what is on your mind. This is an example of a WordPress post, you could edit this to put information about yourself or your site so readers know where you are coming from. You can create as many posts as you like in order to share with your readers what is on your mind.

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