Here are a couple of articles I wrote for my food photography site on about.com. Click on "read more" to go to the full article:
How to Photograph an Artichoke
Artichokes are spectacular! Their green or purplish leaves, spikes, hearts, and stems are a great study for a beginning food photographer! Learn how to shoot an artichoke.
Photographing Food With Flash, Really?
Speed lights are a good option when daylight is not reliable or available for your food photography shoot. Read more how to set-up your speed lights for food photography.
Make Your Own Background
Textured backgrounds are easy to make, affordable, and unique. You can use them as a background or a surface for a food photography shoot. Learn how to make your own,