Posting this in reply to Photography Tips of the week 10 Tips to Improve Your Food Photography Styling
Beer can chicken allows for you to “steam” the inside of your bird in order to keep it moist. After you add your herbs and spices to the chicken, set it upright on a half-can of beer (using a heavier empty-vegetable can may be easier for you) and cook it for around 2 hours, depending on your grill/chicken size. You can also do this in the oven – but it will not make the neighbors jealous then!
In the article, tip 5 states
5. Choose simple crockery and tableware
While highly decorative China and napery are beautiful on their own, they can detract from the visual impact of the food
By showing this chicken on black crockery and still on the grill helps add an atmosphere to the photograph I hope.
PS: it was tasty!