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10 Best Global Foodie Instagram Accounts to Follow

10 Best Global Foodie Instagram Accounts to Follow

‘He was a bold man who first ate an oyster’ so wrote 18th century wit Jonathan Swift. At Ampersand, we are ‘epicurious’, we love the spirit of adventure through food. The world can be travelled through your palate and an iPhone. From the innovations of Indian fusion dishes to the joys of the vegetarian revolution, here are our favourite global #foodstagram accounts to follow:


1). Skye McAlpine


Self-described ‘writer and home cook, living la dolce vita between Venice and London’, Skye’s new book A Table in Venice is a romantic and delicious ode to the city of canals. Her account is a dreamy collection of seasonal tables laden with tumbling flowers, vintage china and dishes such as scallops with pistachio gratin and burnt sugar amaretto cake along with snapshots of her enviable life. @skyemacalpine


2). Assaf Granit/The Palomar Soho


Want to learn more about the joys of Levantine food? Look no further than the genius creations of Jerusalem-London chef Assaf Granit. Bringing the unique zest for life that Israelis are known for via his oh-so-hot restaurants Palomar Soho and the Barbary, Assaf’s take on Middle Eastern cuisine is masterfully curated. Following this account should only ever be a prelude to actually experiencing the magic of his food (top tip: visit his Paris outpost The Balagan and swoon over the seafood shakshuka).Watch out for Assaf’s new King’s Cross collaboration with designer Tom Dixon, The Coal Office. @palomarsoho


3). Manish Mehotra/Indian Accent


Hands down our new favourite lunch secret in London. The new Indian Accent outpost on Mayfair’s Albemarle Street, is both glamorous and intimate with the best Indian fusion food around. Star chef Manish Mehrotra is passionate about elevating the dishes of the subcontinent to a whole new level. Never afraid to experiment, no one forgets their first taste of his blue cheese stuffed naan bread. His Instagram is a dynamic window into his vision mingled with fun posts such as Halle Berry frolicking in his kitchen. @chefmanishmehrotra


4). Jasmine + Melissa Hemsley


The art of eating well in the truest sense is the driving force behind this inspiring sister duo. Authors of books Good and Simple and The Art of Eating Well, as well as the talent behind eponymous cafe @hemsleyselfridges, the sisters conjure up a truly global trail of mouth-watering dishes that glow with health and vitality from Sri Lankan summer squash croquettes to the divine Mexican carrot meatballs. @hemsleyhemsley


5). Phoenix Kwok


There are some creatives whose instagram accounts are works of art in themselves. Hong Kong-based Phoenix Kwok curates a transportingly brooding and stunning view of her home city through her lens as well as travels through hip destinations such as Berlin. We love the surprise of her images. Sashimi has never looked so editorial. @phoenix_k


6). Jeanne Horak


Indulge in serious wanderlust through the eyes of award-winning South-African food and travel blogger, Jeanne Horak. Her vibrant images are an inspiring glimpse into places that need to be explored, told through enticing tales. From a cocoa plantation in Grenada to the street food and colonial architecture of Lagos and the wine farms of Constantia Valley, where she goes, we follow. Be seduced and start booking! @cooksister


7). Clerkenwell Boy


@cookforsyria
co-founder and part of Evening Standard’s Power1000, Clerkenwell Boy’s account is on fire with luscious imagery from his travels. Go with him to Mexican joints in Copenhagen, eat jamon in Bilbao and support the wonderful work and events of the Food for Syria campaign with its pop-ups, supper clubs and festival happenings. @clerkenwellboyec1


8). Mumbaifoodie


A great guide to both under-the-radar and new openings in the buzzing city of Mumbai. Follow for in-the-know updates on the hottest design cafes, restaurants and food festivals across the city from the arty hub of Bandra to old world Colaba. Sums up the passionate cry ‘Mumbai Meri Jaan’ (Mumbai my love). @mumbaifoodie


9). Carole Bamford


A one-woman phenomenon and author of the recent book, Nurture with Nature, Carole Bamford is a visionary. Her pioneering take on sustainable living and organic farming has blossomed into the Daylesford empire which has inspired a whole generation. Follow her for a love song to Nature’s bounty – alfresco picnics, fresh sea urchins with lemon by the waves, much-loved sheep and Ascot. @casiebamford


10). Myanmar Foodie


Burma’s Yangon, that most mysterious of cities, has fast become one of the lusted after destinations in ‘slow travel’. Explore its food scene through this colourful account, from the coolest noodle houses to pop-up food happenings in faded grandeur and lobster on the idyllic Ngapali beach – we can’t get enough! @myanmarfoodie



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