Originally Published: December 28, 2015

“Foodporn” is one of those terms that defy explicit definition. It goes beyond food photography or videography, but how exactly is harder to put into words – like trying to describe a particularly unique flavor. But this hasn’t stopped Instagram users from tagging nearly 75 million photos with the phrase. Just like Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart said when trying to define pornography itself, we know it when we see it.

There are common elements, of course. #Foodporn is indulgent, tempting, and makes your mouth water at first sight. It’s more likely to apply to a decadent dessert drizzled with chocolate than a stalk of celery (but not always!), and there is often a hint of guilt implied in wanting it. #Foodporn is often reserved for the foods you wish you were eating. The best way to explain #foodporn is to see it, so we’ve rounded up 10 of our favorite Instagrammers and food vloggers that we spend most days drooling over.

1. @RoadLessForked

Cyra, an Australian blogger living in Seville, Spain, “has no shame in favouring meals over museums, tapas over trekking and drinking wine for lunch” which makes her our kind of traveler.

@RoadLessForked

Image via Instagram @roadlessforked

2. @CocodeMamaBlog

When your family recipes come from an Italian mother and grandmother, you’ve got an automatic head start at the foodie life. Case in point: Francesco Romano of the Coco de Mama blog.

@CocodeMama

Image via Instagram @cocodemamablog

3. @Dutchified

Your personal guide through the streets of Amsterdam, with videos on street food, local food, food tours (you get the idea).

@DutchifiedBlog

Image via Instagram @dutchifiedblog

4. @StarvingFoodSeeker

We regularly consider whether a trip across the Atlantic is worth it for a meal when browsing the tribute to indulgence that is this California-based foodie’s Instagram account.

@StarvingFoodSeeker

Image via Instagram @starvingfoodseeker

5. @DonalSkehan

This young Dublin foodie talks you through recipes on YouTube (complete with adorable accent), and the gorgeous results decorate his Instagram account.

@DonalSkehan

Image via Instagram @donalskehan

6. @Ambiente_Restaurants

When your restaurant group owns half of Prague’s most successful locations – from Lokal’s traditional Czech cuisine to brunch at Café Savoy, open-faced sandwiches at Eska and Mexican food at Las Adelitas – there’s really never a shortage of #foodporn subject matter.

@Ambiente

Image via Instagram @ambiente_restaurants

7. @SarkaBabicka

London-based food and travel photographer Šárka Babická regularly reminds us to step up our breakfast game with bright colors and gorgeous brunch ideas, including ingredients.

@SarkaBabicka

Image via Instagram @sarkababicka

8. @TheTravelBite

We absolutely want to take a bite out of everything Rachel Lucas of The Travel Bite puts in front of the camera during her worldwide travels.

@TheTravelBite

Image via Instagram @thetravelbite

9. @Clotildenet

Clotilde Dusoulier of the Paris-based Chocolate and Zucchini blog manages to bring a hint of healthy, seasonal food to a city known for pastries and cheeses, without losing any of its appeal.

@clotildenet

Image via Instagram @clotildenet

10. @EatLikeaGirl

From what we can tell on Instagram, “Eating Like a Girl” involves everything delicious from London to Dublin and beyond. We’re on board.

@EatLikeaGirl

Image via Instagram @eatlikeagirl

And of course, we’re always sharing our favorite #foodporn shots from around Europe at @EatingItaly, @EatingAmsterdam, @EatingLondon, and @EatingPrague!

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