Introducing Zenspotting


Does the world really need another food gallery site? The answer is YES! of course.

If you’re a regular visitor of this site you probably noticed a little icon on the top left corner that says “Check Out Zenspotting”. I decided to create Zenspotting because I thought it would be fun to have a space for chefs and adventurous cooks, where they could publish or view photos linking to interesting recipes. The selection is of course purely subjective. I appreciate everybody’s efforts in their kitchens, but my focus is on recipes with an edge, visual appeal and the ones that makes you want to say: cool!

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  • Kathleen

    Great idea/so beautiful-love your ideas and photos.  Thank you.

  • Bogdan

    Pictures look awesome. An RSS would be nice though

  • noemi reka

    Great idea and such inspiring recipes! Love it!

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  • Frank @Memorie di Angelina

    Some fantastic food photography here!

  • Miranda Fountain

    So glad to see another site that takes a new approach. Congratulations. I just posted a piece today about baked apples, referencing you.

  • Tampopo3000

    Quelle excellente idée… encore une page terriblement chronophage :)

  • Tampopo3000

    Quelle excellente idée… encore une page terriblement chronophage :)

  • Virginie

    Is there any RSS feed for the updates ?

  • Tasteslikehome

    I’m hooked! Excellent. Love this idea.

  • Stacey Snacks

    I like this idea better than Tastespotting….since they never pick me!  ha!   

  • foodalogue

    I’ve always been a fan of your images…hope to be able to come up with one that I think is worthy of Zenspotting.

  • Anonymous

    No yet, but I’ll work on it very soon!

  • Anonymous

    Merci! Je suis content que ca te plaise!

  • zenchef

    Thanks! Will work on a RSS asap!

  • Anonymous

    I know you can do it! :) 

  • Anonymous

    Thank you so much Miranda!

  • Anonymous

    It’ll probably be tougher to get on here than Tastespotting, just saying. 😉 

  • Chang Pick Yin

    I don’t think I can handle rejections. Maybe you pick what you think is hardcore enough from me and submit? 😀

  • Anonymous

    hahaha.. relax! Look I just submitted 2 from you. See. I’m no evil. :)

  • Pepy @Indonesia Eats

    beautiful shots there!

  • Oui, Chef

    I’ll save the best of my best for you, then cross my fingers and pray hard!

  • kitchenriffs

    Wow, what a great idea!  I’ve only been reading you for a couple of months, but I love your visual style and your approach to recipes (some of your flavor combinations blow me away).  It will be really interesting to see which recipes you select for this. Looking forward to a lot of fun – thanks for taking the time to do this!

  • Anonymous

    Thank you, Pepy!

  • Anonymous

    hahaha… I’ll send a memo to my team of censors. :)

  • Anonymous

    Still figuring it out but I hope to be consistent in the future. Thank you!

  • Lori Lynn

    Cool indeed! I have a couple images in mind, will send your way. 
    Good luck with your site.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you, Lori Lynn!

  • Hendrik

    Great idea! These are exactly the kind of photos and recipes I’m looking for when browsing sites like Foodgawker.


    holy crap, zen.  i wish i had the balls to do this years ago.  honestly, i think the other 2 photo sites are lacking in alot of ways – mainly the fact that they really only care about the photo and not what is IN the photo.  if i see another powder-sugar topped dessert in a pic again, i may barf.  i’m heading to zenspotting now.  look for uploads from us – and i’ll look to be turned down here and there… lol!  excellent idea.

  • Yuri

    Love it :)

  • Dewi

    Loving the idea. I think I agree with one of reader comment that other sites only focus on photography. Hopefully here people not only find a beautiful photographs, but most importantly delicious recipes. Good luck!

  • Anthony huynh

    I stumbled across your website by pure chance. All I can say is incredible, such beautiful and stunning photography. Your recipes are so lip-smackingly good that I want to lick it off my screen.

  • Duan asherah

    I love this idea! found so many impressive idea/dishes! Fantastic!