When color is necessary
I've mentioned that I will produce color images when necessary and/or when a client specifically requests it. Food photography is one of those times. Abstract images of kitchen utensils can be artistic (and you know I love artsy photos), but showcasing a menu item pretty much requires the photos be in full, accurate color so the diner can know exactly what to expect when their meal arrives.
In this case, my bestie asked me for a shot of a cinnamon roll, something she's been working on with her re-found passion for baking. I set up a simple scene on the kitchen counter and used a very small aperture for a deep depth-of-field. I also balanced a cooking tray on the counter to the right of the plate to bounce some of the natural window light into the shadows of the food. Looks tasty; is tasty!