I came across this link. Is it me or do these photos look like a hundred times better than any of ours?
There are several elements that add to the quality of these photos.
As others have pointed out, the light source is not a flash on the camera. However, I'm not positive it's natural light - at least not on all of the images. The shadows coming off some of the plates lead me to believe that it's a studio flash with a light-softening head - an umbrella or something similar.
Also, the food is
attractive. The chef obviously knows a little about presentation. This isn't the short order cook at Denny's.
The dishware and surroundings are stylish, like what you might find in a high-end restaurant.
Also, notice that every
photo is taken at a skewed angle for artistic effect.
The field of focus is short, drawing the attention to the food at the primary focal point.
Any of us should be able to do the same. Natural light from a single source (e.g. one, and only one, window) would work fine. Using an image editor, make sure that the shadows are deep enough - perhaps crank up the contrast a little.
It makes me want to make pizza on an off day just to replicate his efforts.