I don't even know why the image is so appealing to me either. When I examine the rendering critically nothing about it strikes me in the same way food photography does, and I've never eaten quail so it's not like I'm drawing from some point of reference. I just don't understand it! Of course, it could just be a general weakness of mine. The icons for Soft Banana Bread, Mok'Nathal Shortribs, Goldenbark Apple, Friendship Bread, and Sliced Raw Billfish have a similar affects on me, though none have as much power as Roasted Quail.
So it made me wonder, am I the only one? Am I crazy, or are there any other players out there who crave a taste of Conjured Mana Pie or Winter Veil Cookies? If so, let's hear it.