Gourmet Grams

Check out the best chef Instagram photos of the week

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then these chefs' Instagram accounts are volumes of mouthwatering, farmers' market-driven prose.

From the looks of it, chefs spent the past week running wild and free among endless heirloom tomatoes. They used Sun Golds to add a pop to gazpacho, baked tomatoes into focaccia and kneaded tomato leaves into fresh pasta. In nontomato news, Dan Barber let some sheep loose in a New York City church backyard. It was a busy week.

See the slideshow below and follow Tasting Table on Instagram to see what we're up to in our own kitchen.

"Sun's out, Sun Gold tomatoes out" was the motto for Mario Batali's cool cucumber gazpacho. (photo by @mariobatali

Marco Canora had his farm-fresh produce in a row, ready to join pan-roasted fluke for a summery main at Hearth. (photo by @marcocanora)

Patrick Friesen gave the B-52s a run for their money with this garlic butter-drenched grilled rock lobster. (photo by @patrickfriesen

Forget pretty in pink. Jen Yee's desserts were gorgeous in violet. (photo by @jenyeepastry

Ratatouille would have been the obvious choice—Hillary Sterling switched it up by planting eggplants and tomatoes in a loaf of focaccia. (photo by @hillarysterling23

Dan Barber planted three lambs in a historic NYC churchyard. They posed for (slightly confused) onlookers. (photo by @chefdanbarber)

Breaking news: Dominique Ansel doesn't eat a Cronut for breakfast every day. (photo by @dominiqueansel

While other chefs were busy with juicy tomato flesh, Jenn Louis stayed green and made tomato leaf fettucine. (photo by @jennlouis

Nate Appleman redefined "crispy skin" with a single chicken photo. (photo by @nappleman

Jamie Oliver stuck the landing with his charred rainbow vegetable kebabs. (photo by @jamieoliver)