Flicking through a nicely photographed recipe book always inspires me to give it a try. Food photography is something that looks easy, but I for one really struggle to create something pleasing to the eye. Plating up the dish so that it looks neat and attractive is one big aspect, but also creating a nice composition is also tricky. Also when looking for inspiration, food photographers seem to have lots of props in addition to the food or dish. This is something I am missing, as they seem to add a story or feel to the shot.
I bow down to the professional food photographers, what you do is extremely skilful. For a novice though, I am reasonably pleased with these 2 shots.