Taking photos of your meal is the modern-day craze that's here to stay, with more than 250 million pictures tagged as #food on Instagram.
But while some people's snaps rack up hundreds or thousands of likes, amateurs can struggle to make a delicious dinner look mouthwatering on camera.
Now food stylist Lisa Barber has shared the simple tips that can make your photographs snap, crackle and pop on the screen.
From squeezing lemon juice on avocado to brighten the green hue, to splashing oil on meat to make it look as if it's sizzling, these tips will make your pictures look like the work of a professional.
While the 'amateur' pictures are by no means as bad as some of the worst pictures on Instagram - which can be stomach-churning - when side-by-side with the professional pictures they look dull.
She also recommends adding spices such as paprika or cayenne pepper and some seeds on top to add some colour. And like with all her pictures, she says natural lighting will help make your snaps look even better.
Here are more of her tips
She also recommends: topping a pizza with fresh herbs instead of dried; enlivening herbs with a damp towel to perk them up; and using a hairdryer to re-melt cheese that has hardened if you've spent too long trying to take the perfect snap.