I don't know of many food photographers, but Beth Galton's work really blew me away. I believe it takes a solid eye for design and an ability to play into the naturally unexpected to do this well. I love the incredible detail, texture and color in her work. The website really showcases her work, the images are very large, gorgeous and scrumptious. You must take a look (but wait until you've eaten). You've been warned!
The photographs truly showcases food and its preparation as sexy, which I believe, it truly is.