Use playful angles
We all know what a plate of food looks like when it's set in front of us. But how does it look if we're standing directly over it, or if we're looking at it straight on from the edge of the table? How about if our eyes are tilted just a bit to follow a drizzle of honey, or milk as it is poured into a bowl of ingredients? Play around with the angle from which you photograph a dish to give viewers a little surprise and intrigue.