If you're an avid Instagrammer, there's a good chance you're familiar with the name Beth Kirby, the mastermind behind the blog Local Milk. Billed as "a cast iron skillet and a camera," Local Milk is a digital ode to the beauty of food — one that's grown so popular that, in 2014, Saveur honored Kirby's project with both Readers' Choice and Editors' Choice Awards for Best Food Photography Blog.
"Living is a glossy, unctuous thing, and cooking is a divine, ancient art," Kirby explains on her site. "It is the elevation of biological necessity. It is the beating heart. It is an empire built on grain and cacao. It is selenium and potassium. It is kale and cauliflower. It is sustenance. It is actually the art of living."
Below, we've rounded up a few of our favorite Local Milk recipes and Instagram shots.
This is what your Thanksgiving table is going to look like, right?
Vegetable and cheese pot pie, recipe here.
Granola with Lindt chocolate, recipe here.
A table setting for an Anthropologie shoot.
We want to go to there.
Pan fried polenta with wild mushroom ragu, recipe here.