Three possibilites for this week's assignment. Shoot your pictures in a bright space & try not to use flash
Think about the Light A bright kitchen. Morning light is perfect. Try to use daylight if possible
Angles Professional food shots are often taken from above - looking straight down onto the plate or bowl. If you shoot from above you don't have to clean the whole kitchen.
Think about the backround If you have a nice wooden table that's brilliant - if not use a clean table cloth or zoom in to hide the background completely
Fill the frame. Zoom in a little if you need to. Take more than one picture and review them to make sure the best one is sharp.
Technique Program mode is fine in bright conditions (but be careful that the shutter speed doesn't drop dangerously low. ) If it's not so bright think about Shutter Priority (TV on Canon S on Nikon and most other camera systems ) and set a shutter speed of 1/160th sec.