This Week in Food Porn: Spiced Coconut, Edible Flowers, and Hummus
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This Week in Food Porn: Spiced Coconut, Edible Flowers, and Hummus

Introducing the best of this week’s food porn—all the hearts, all the plates, all the flowers, and all the cakes.
November 14, 2015, 11:00am

Opposable thumbs are what separate us from the apes, not to mention dogs. They are what make us able to sew, hitchhike, give hand jobs, dig for victory, and, of course, like pictures of other people's delicious dishes on Instagram.

Of course, we don't want you wearing out this incredible implement on too much scrolling, so have instead brought together all the best of this week's food porn—all the hearts, all the plates, all the flowers, and all the cakes. Tuck in your napkin and, well, tuck in.

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.@Fay_Maschler & @ESgoingout try out the #Hoppers menu http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/restaurants/fay-maschler-reviews-hoppers-a-seductive-comehither-menu-a3111711.html A photo posted by Hoppers (@hopperslondon) on Nov 11, 2015 at 3:32am PST

Nobody dosa better, as Carly Simon nearly said. Consider this a fermented arrow straight to my heart, trailing a blaze of spiced coconut glory.

  Kajukatli is love <3 #DiwaliSweets :) #MI3click   A photo posted by Mayank Deshmukh (@mayank_mdd) on Nov 11, 2015 at 9:21am PST

Diwali's here, let's all get silver-dusted diabetes. Just like Lakshmi would have wanted.

Jess (@jenat93) presented a dish of roasted chestnuts, mushrooms and brussel sprout leaves with a broth of vegetables and seaweed #saturdaynightprojects A photo posted by noma (@nomacph) on Nov 8, 2015 at 7:13am PST

To tear flesh from bones and soak bread in blood can be, doubtless, hella fun. And yet it's hard to stare into this cosmos of wild, earthy freshness and not feel that all that carnivorous mastication lacks a certain, I don't know … elegance? But then again, what's a broth without a few bones?

  More pear action for you @ellypear Poached with peppercorns and cloves for @houseandgardenuk - great day with @helencathcart @blanchevaughan @elizabethjmetcalfe #foodstyling #foodphotography #pears   A photo posted by Rosie Birkett(@rosiefoodie) on Nov 6, 2015 at 7:41am PST

Sometimes, a fruit is a flower and a flower is a fruit. And sometimes a bowl of poached pears deserve to be painted by Vermeer.

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A photo posted by Enrique Olvera (@enriqueof) on Nov 10, 2015 at 3:29am PST

I spend a lot of time thinking about my final meal on death row. You know, once I've reeked my vengeance upon all of those who have sexually rejected me in the past. And once I've nailed that tableful, I start thinking about how I'd most like to enact crash weight gain upon my poor unsuspecting frame. In both cases, hummus is going to pull a pretty poll position. The rest is just admin.

  Lil day treat   A photo posted by Mondrian London (@mondrianldn) on Nov 11, 2015 at 1:54am PST

I pray you, bring your hand to the buttery bar and let it drink. Cover me in breakfast and eat me like a mushroom. Flake your croissant across my bed sheets. I love you.

Oh, July issue. You slay us with your charm and beauty. #SybilKapoor suggests seasonal dishes using edible flowers that taste as good as they look. Rose apple jelly with grilled goats' cheese salad, anyone? Download the issue via the link in our profile. OR… buy at the shops and enjoy with a glass of Pimm's (optional, but highly recommended)by @majasmend #instafood #recipes #summer A photo posted by House & Garden (@houseandgardenuk) on Jun 27, 2015 at 8:33am PDT

If you think edible flowers are simply for cows and your mum's ex-boyfriend from that weekend she spent in Woodstock, then think again. Come springtime and we're going to be munching on stems, stamens, and sepals like we never learned to stand up with the monkeys.

  #followoftheday @myvibrantsoul_   A photo posted by Nigella (@nigellalawson) on Nov 11, 2015 at 3:42am PST

It takes a certain kind of woman not to set my teeth on saccharine edge with talk of cupcakes. A very special kind of woman. The sort of woman who looks like a well-upholstered armchair in an exclusive private members clubs. That woman is Nigella.

I struck GOLD today! My favorite: CHANTERELLES!! Epic mushroom hike along the beautiful north coast of California! I think it's being the year of the boar, I just sniff um out! #mushroom #mushroomhunting #chanterelle #gold #wildcrafting #herbalist #herbs #mushrooms #mycelium #mushrooming #harvest #forest #forestnymph #fairies #forage A photo posted by Colleen B (@kalibeanbeauty) on Nov 10, 2015 at 7:14pm PST

Follow that yellow brick road, you wizziful wizz.