Confession: when I first thought of possible cover designs, I was inspired by Instagram. You know, all those flat lays of beautiful fruit, on a pristine white background. I pictured something super tactile, a little messy, vibrant, exotic but relatable.
Did I think people would take that cover and create their own Instagrams, often with food? Maybe? I didn't really think about it, in the way a restaurant might create a dish that screams Instagram fodder.
But, now, looking at readers' #FoodWhore Instagrams is one of the best surprises and rewards of publishing a book. There are so many great ones, but here are some that made me heart-eye emoji like mad.
Best Food Pornographers
Oozey, gooey, sticky bites that hit on all our pleasure points. Food whore indeed!
Best Beach-Envy Shots
Author life: sitting in leggings in Brooklyn. Reader life: lounging on a tropical beach. Hm.
Best Flat Lays
'Grammers who make true art.
Best Way to Start the Day
Forget checking your email. Start your day with a book.
Best Putting the OOO in Food Whore
Like peas and carrots (or foie and Sauternes), donuts are the most common food to be posed with Food Whore.
Best Carby Delights
For the savory tooths among us...
Best All-Natural Sugar High
... And those who go a little lighter.
Best Coffee Break
I liked these a latte.
Best Sweet Teeth
Because the book *did* come out right before Halloween...
What's better than eating and reading? Reading then sleeping.