10/09/2015 09:27 am ET Updated Oct 09, 2015

So THAT'S Why Food Looks So Good On Instagram

What, you don't brush your meatballs with oil? 🍝📷

How do you shoot the perfect foodstagram

Don't photograph your meal as it actually exists, for starters.  

In this video from BuzzFeed, expert food stylist Anna Lee explains her secrets to taking perfect food photos. She brushes meatballs with oils, sprinkles excess crumbs around cookie platters, perfectly positions meat with a tweezer and has one killer trick for making salads look shiny as all get out. 

It's no wonder we're always salivating. 

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