The issue here is that producing a delectably attractive photograph of food is not just about one's level of culinary skill but also requires an artistic eye and some photographic ability. Having a few little tricks up your sleeve won't hurt either, as they can make a kitchen tragedy appear to be a triumph.
Here are some tips to help you serve up a great food photo:
The Huffington Post Small Kitchen College
DPS Great Camera Angles for Food Photography
photography.com How to Take Pictures of Food
Sony Video Tutorial on Food Photography Tips
cnngo.com Tips for Great Food Photography