Have you ever been to Michael Ruhlman's food blog? The guy is pure delight to watch, I tell you. He's another heir of Julia Child - food should be amazing, and it should be something anyone can do with a little practice. He loves technique, tools, and flavor, and I love to read his work.
But his wife! His wife and her camera can do THIS! Those, my friend, are shallots. Yes, shallots. Aren't they wonderful? I want posters and paintings and a volume of food poetry when I look at Donna's work. There's lots more - go on over and look. It'll do you as much good as a trip to a gallery - or Sur la Table - and it doesn't cost a penny to look.