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Martha Stewart's just like us! Why her bad food photos inspire

Iceberg+wedge+with+homemade+Russian+dressing.+Perfect+salad+for+the+onion+soup+lunch+pic.twitter.com/KQatWUKUdl

—+Martha+Stewart+(@MarthaStewart)+November+17,+2013+

Martha Stewart has been getting a lot of heat on social media for her less-than-Pinterest-perfect food selfies.

Foie+gras+walnut+brioche.+Delicious+by+Kristen+Kishinev+pic.twitter.com/6OFzTcWh0j

—+Martha+Stewart+(@MarthaStewart)+November+16,+2013+

"Martha Stewart can't stop tweeting really gross pictures of her food," Jezebel writer Erin Gloria Ryan complained this week.

"Don't get me wrong; I love Martha Stewart and her Cooking School book changed my life," she added. "But, Christ, the food tweets. They're so bad."

Best+slow+cooked+onion+soup+with+baguette+croutons+and+gruyere+and+Comte+cheese+melted+on+top.+Garden+onions+pic.twitter.com/VNFkeiV3o3

—+Martha+Stewart+(@MarthaStewart)+November+17,+2013+

Sure, they don't belong in the pages of her magazine, or any magazine, really, but we hope Martha never stops sharing these images — because they're just like our bad photos of food that actually tasted amazing!

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This is an actual photo I took of an apple tarte tatin I made that tasted like heaven.

It's hard to admit, and I appreciate my friends' kind, patronizing Instagram likes. But the food pictures I take look like total dog food, even when the dish itself was delicious. 

Restaurant dishes, lovingly crafted by professionals, come out hideous in my camera. And forget homemade: It's the stuff nightmares are made of.

Martha herself had no comment for TODAY, though she did respond via Twitter:

There+seems+to+be+some+buzz+about+my+food+pics.+Actually+the+onion+soup+was+utterly+delicious+and+the+ice+berg+wedge+divine.

—+Martha+Stewart+(@MarthaStewart)+November+18,+2013+

Do you take gross-looking photos of really great food? Send us your pictures! We promise to like them; TODAY Food is a shame-free zone.  


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