The 15 Most Mouth-Watering Food Porn Photos of 2013

We’ve spent the past few months tempting you with scintillating scenes of holiday pies, rich, unctuous gravies, sweet potato casseroles, and every single edible application eggnog has to offer. Soon it will be 2014 and we’ll all have to make resolutions and start eating salad again but, for the time being, this tumble down the food porn rabbit hole is not yet finished. In the meantime, we invite you to continue with us in our tumble — this time with the 15 most provocative food porn photos of 2013. There’s a lot of cheese here. Bacon is also a big theme. And the s’more makes two separate appearances (it’s something about the gooey marshmallow, I think). Breathe deeply, and then keep reading for the year’s 15 most stimulating food photos.

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Leftover Sweet Potato Casserole, Brie, and Bacon Grilled Cheese

Have you ever wanted to crawl inside a sandwich and live there? That’s how we feel about this sweet potato, brie, and bacon grilled cheese. It is the most majestic sandwich cross-section that we have ever seen. (via How Sweet It Is)

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Asian Scotch Eggs

Dat yolk. (via My Name Is Yeh)

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Slow Cooker Meat Sauce

This spaghetti with slow-cooked meat sauce is an easy thing to get wrapped up in. And then there’s the cheese. And the soft hunks of crusty bread. And the wine. And I can’t breathe. (via Jelly Toast)

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Grilled Oysters in the Half Shell

These oysters are trimmed in all the things that are good — fresh lemon, extra virgin olive oil, Calabrian chile paste, and fat hunks of prosciutto. This is love and lust. (via Adventures in Cooking)

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S'more Doughnut Sandwich with Homemade Beer Marshmallow

These s’mores are X rated. Toasted beer marshmallows are sandwiched in between chocolate squares and graham donuts and are drizzled with gentle drips of rich hot fudge. The sexiest s’more to ever s’more. (via Half Baked Harvest)

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Sweet Potato Fries with Andouille Gravy and Pimiento Cheese

We respect the abundant irreverence of this dish. Sweet potato fries are topped in an andouille sausage gravy, which is all later buried beneath a blanket of melted pimiento cheese. Deep breath. (via Climbing Grier Mountain)

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Apricot, Blue Cheese, and Honey Toasts

Who knew toast could be this sexy? It seems that, with the right amount of cheese, even the most innocent loaves of bread can be transformed. These toasts are topped in apricots, melty blue cheese, toasted walnuts, and delicate little drips of honey. And, as I’m sure you’ve noticed, they are very, very tempting. (via Naturally Ella)

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Baked Brie with Rum-Soaked Fig Cranberry Sauce

A boozy fig-cranberry sauce sits atop a throne of warm, baked brie — and it is all waiting patiently to be cut into. We want to put this on all of our crackers. (via Pass The Sushi)

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Roasted Apricot-Glazed Rosemary Chicken and An Apricot Habanero Jam

This is not just any roast chicken — look at that crispy browned skin. You can almost hear it being carved. With sweet apricot and spicy habanero, this dish is sure to get you swooning. (via Adventures in Cooking)

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Breakfast Burgers with Maple Dijon Aoili

No, you’re not imagining it. That runny egg yolk is definitely flirting with you. And those drips of maple Dijon aioli are not too shy either. (via How Sweet It Is)

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Beef, Millet, and Veggie Fritters

You can hear the sizzle too, can’t you? The crisp sear on these beef, millet, and veggie fritters elicits quite a response. (via Bare Root)

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Soft and Gooey Loaded S'mores Bars

There is something about s’mores, isn’t there? These cookie bars are soft and gooey and loaded with all sorts of thing that we are really, really into. (via Averie Cooks)

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Crispy Mushroom, Spinach, and Avocado Quesadillas

Melty cheese seems to be an important component in many of our food fantasies, and these mushroom, spinach, and avocado quesadillas follow that trend. Don’t you want a bite? (via Cookie + Kate)

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Burrata and Roasted Asparagus and Tomato Salad

Burrata is quite possibly the most beguiling of all cheese. Just look at it. And look at those thick curls of prosciutto. FEELS. (via Foodie Crush)

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Sweet Potato Gratin

Melted cheese sings its siren song once more. This sweet potato gratin with chanterelles and comté has it all. (via A Cozy Kitchen)

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