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Nigella Lawson On The Tricks To A Beautiful Foodstagram

Video by Tom Compagnoni

Like it or not, taking a moment to snap your black truffle cheese toastie before tucking into it is absolutely the norm in 2016.

But there are pretty foodstagrams and then there are well, ugly foodstagrams.

Luckily, Nigella Lawson AKA queen of all things delicious and wonderful has a few pointers in the food porn field and shared them with The Huffington Post Australia during her visit to Sydney last month.

Lawson joined HuffPost Australia's editor-at-large Lisa Wilkinson in her home where they cooked Thai noodles with cinnamon and prawns -- a recipe from Nigella's latest book, Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food.

Just one look at Lawson's Instagram, which she describes as her “eating updates and other occasions of joy”, will have you salivating.

Lawson admits while she was a latecomer to the ‘gram (Twitter was more her jam for a while there) she is a big fan now.

“It’s a catalogue of enthusiasms and that’s what I like about it,” Lawson told HuffPost Australia.

Variation is key and much like the kitchen -- light and composition are important.

“Every now and then I will see a beautiful photo and I’ll look at the person’s feed and see that every single photo looks the same. Well then I get a bit bored,” Lawson said.

Lawson said you should only post things that give you pleasure. Like the first coffee percolator she ever purchased and a "beautiful jug from eBay."

Of course, there are certain things Lawson does not care for on Instagram.

“There are only a certain number of cat pictures or dog pictures I can do and I only like baby pictures if they are friends of mine -- and then I like them a lot,” Lawson.

Simply Nigella: Feel Good Food is out now.

This is the third course in a six-week HuffPost Australia degustation feast of Nigella in Lisa's kitchen.

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