WD-40 and microwaved tampons: secrets of food photography revealed
Marlene Breverman stashed this in How it's done
From this article I learned that no food actually looks as good as the photos make it look.
What surprised me most was stylists actually revealing their secrets. As a client, like a magician, I want people swooning over what they see, not giving a double-whammy to the fake behind it.
Perhaps they're proud of the tricks.