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A Coffee-Lover’s Fantasy: 16 Java-Infused Confections That Will Give You Serious Cravings

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Coffee-flavored popsicles © Stephen DeVries / Offset

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Chocolate espresso cake © Nicole Branan / Offset

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Caramel lattes © Matt Armendariz / Offset

According to recent studies, more than half of the American population consumes coffee every single day, but if we go back centuries, the origin of the brewed treat is shrouded in mystery and legend. One Islamic origin myth posits that more than six hundred years ago, an exiled mystic by the name of Sheikh Omar came across the plant in Yemen, discovering soon after that when eaten, it was quite bitter to the taste and yet possessed of rejuvenating powers. When it reached Europe, coffee was allegedly referred to as “the bitter invention of Satan” until the pope himself attested its invigorating properties and ambrosial taste. Luckily for us, we now know how to embrace the rich flavors of coffee and to bring out its subtler, sweeter notes through sophisticated preparation.

Juergen Teller’s Food Photography for the Hotel Il Pellicano

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Food No.113, Hotel Il Pellicano 2010

German photographer Juergen Teller first met Marie-Louise Sciò, creative director at Hotel Il Pellicano, through fashion house heiress Margherita Missoni, and so began a friendship and collaboration that was to play out along the coast on Tuscany. Set along a cliff hanging above the Tyrrhenian Sea, Hotel Il Pellicano has for fifty years been a treasured sanctuary of the elite, from royals and heirs to designers like Emilio Pucci, Hollywood icons like Sophie Loren, Charlie Chaplin, and Douglas Fairbanks Jr. to literary figures like Angelika Taschen. For the cookbook Eating at Hotel Il Pellicano, Teller photographed the creations dreamt up in the retreat’s kitchen by chef Antonio Guida, who won the restaurant two Michelin stars throughout his time there.

21 Mouth-Watering Photos of Exotic Fruits You Never Even Knew Existed

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Finger limes © Zach DeSart / Offset

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Longan fruit © Liz Clayman / Offset

We all know that watermelons, strawberries, and figs are divine this time of year, but what about the gourd-like chayote and the tropical mangosteen, the Malaysian rambutan and the star-shaped carambola? We can’t all travel the world in search of nature’s bounty, bite into the custard-textured and fragrant sweetsop, or taste as Mark Twain once did the decadent flavors of a Hawaiian cherimoya, but we can certainly live vicariously through photographs of such exotic delicacies. For our latest Offset group show, we brought together twenty-one of these mouth-watering images, composed beautifully to catch our eyes and artfully to entice our palates.

A Rare Glimpse Into the Making of New England Maple Syrup

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A maple sugar shack, says Massachusetts-based photographer Michael Piazza, smells divine, a perfect blend of delicate syrup and burning firewood. When he first visited Ben’s Sugar Shack, a Temple, New Hampshire business run by passionate twenty-something Ben Fisk, on assignment from Yankee Magazine, he toured the farm for the entire day, learning the ins and outs of New England maple syrup production.

Nostalgia-Inducing Photos of Melted Ice Cream Pops

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For Transmogrify, New Jersey-based photographer Michael Massaia melts more than a dozen ice cream pops, tracing the unsettling yet beguiling ways in which each sugary confection becomes disfigured and reconstituted as it dissolves into nothingness.

‘Sex and Takeout’ Photos Bring Together Greasy Food with Scantily Clad Models (NSFW)

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Greasy food and scantily clad women – together at last. Just when you thought you’d seen it all, Australian photographer Sarah Bahbah emerges on Tumblr and Instagram with her provocative series, aptly titled, Sex and Takeout.

Spring is Coming (Eventually): These Veggie Photos by Randy Harris Have Us Planning Our Garden

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Beneath all the snow and ice that blankets much of the planet right now, it’s hard to imagine that in a few three short weeks, winter will be officially over and the budding blossoms of springtime will begin to rear their heads. As early as mid-March, farmers will begin to plant the first of their crops, vegetables like broccoli, carrots, kale, and peas. These delectable garden shots by New York City-based food and travel photographer Randy Harris remind us that on the other side of these grim skies and snowflakes await sun-drenched days spent enjoying fresh salads and grilled produce.

Captivating Portraits of Bodies Encased in Honey (NSFW)

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For Preservation, Los Angeles-based photographer Blake Little submerges men, women, and children in bucket loads of honey, allowing the sappy fluid to enfold and enshrine them as if in a block of amber.

The Favorite Foods of Famous Artists Illustrated with Conceptual Still Life Photos

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For Artist’s Palate, New York-based photographer Zachary Zavislak takes imagines what dinner might look like in the households of some of the greatest living artists and designers, constructing still lifes that not only incorporate each visionary’s personal favorite food but also are shot to mimic the aesthetic of his or her life’s work.

Delectable Desserts Modeled After Iconic Chanel, Dior and Fendi Patterns

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Fendi: Dorset blue berry, Raspberry and vanilla Napolean

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Chanel: Quilted Bramble and banana fruit leather

When London-based photographer Catherine Losing was approached by the food magazine Cherry Bombe to construct a story for the anticipated ‘Baked’ issue, she knew that she wanted to elevate the conventional food shoot to something more evocative and inspired. Adopting a set of high fashion brands as her unlikely muses, the photographer worked alongside food stylist Iain Graham to create delicious sugar confections modeled after the instantly recognizable patterned motifs belonging to Fendi, Chanel, Missoni, Burberry, and Dior.

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