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Top 10 Los Angeles Chefs to Follow on Instagram

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Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 8:54 AM
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Sure, you can see the beautiful dishes that your favorite chefs spend hours making in real life. When, perhaps you go to their restaurants and actually eat their food. But since we often spend more time looking at pretty pictures of dinner than we do consuming it, the tech gods have given us Instagram. Where chefs can post not only photos of food, but of produce and dogs and laundry and their children and other visual evidence of how they see the world. So which local chefs have some of the most appetizing Instagram accounts? Turn the page for ten of our favorites.

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10. Suzanne Tracht:

Jar's chef-owner doesn't have many pictures on Instagram (yet), but the ones she does have are better than most, and certainly a lot more fun than the dozens of "what I ate for breakfast" pix you find on so many photostreams. Boats on a Mexican beach, stacks of wooden barrels, watermelon margaritas, candid shots of Nancy Silverton -- and the food Tracht cooks at her West Hollywood steakhouse. Note to the chef: please take more.

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9. Ricardo Zarate:

Ricardo Zarate seems to have as much fun with his camera as he does in his kitchen. Or kitchens, given that the Peruvian-born chef currently has two of them, both Picca and the newly reinvisioned Mo-Chica in downtown L.A. Zarate likes to post pictures of his food, of course, but also his travels, his projects -- and a pretty funny one of him impersonating Jamie Oliver.

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8. Amelia Posada:

The category of chef includes, or should, that of butcher, or at least it does in the case of Amelia Posada and Erika Nakamura, the two women behind Lindy & Grundy. On Posada's Instagram: lots of pictures of animals, both before and after butchering. But also plenty of dishes of food around town and the people who bring it to all of us. Pigs? Yes, pigs. Lots of pigs. Thank you.

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7. Jason Neroni:

Since coming to L.A. to open Superba Snack Bar in Venice, O.C. native Jason Neroni, it seems, has been cataloging his adventures with pictures of both his own and others' beautiful food, his son Atticus, lots of trips to the beach -- and pictures of Big Bird. Nice.

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