*Do* Try This at Home!
The gals at Food Play (who happen to be classmates of mine) provide some wonderful tips for getting the most out of your food shots. If you happen to be hankering for more advice, they also provide links to other sites willing to give you advice on food photography.
Personally, I’m guilty of shooting primarily with artificial light, especially since I often cook at night. 😉
If you do choose to try this at home, have fun!