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Sunday, 17 January 2016

Cultural Food Photography - "Plated Heirlooms"


Picture from my book "Plated Heirlooms" for the recipe "Yakhnet Qulqas" (Stew of colocasia p. 265) in the 4th chapter of the book which is dedicated for soups & stews "Shorabat O Yakhani". As you read through Plated Heirlooms you will see that the pictures in the book are made to reflect the book's narrative, descriptions and cultural context.

On this link ( you will find a preview video of "Plated Heirlooms" including many of the book's photographs that have become so loved and discussed by many food photography experts and enthusiasts and are said to be "setting a new trend in food photography: Cultural Food Photography" which of course is music to my ears :)

Watch the full video on my #YouTube channel (Dima Al Sharif) and take a look at the pictures then do let me know what you think.

#PlatedHeirlooms #cookbook by #DimaSharif #PalestinianCuisine #Falasteen #Food #Photography #FoodPhotography #CulturalFoodPhotography #FoodStyling #Cuisine in its #CulturalContext  with my friend food photographer Meeta K Wolff, who helped me make this possible.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

"Mahaba" Feeling The Love


Feeling the love. Big time, I am feeling the love. You guys are amazing and made this very long and very challenging journey of mine so worth it. THANK YOU all from the bottom of my heart. Your words mean the world to me and your support and love shine a light into this journey that I share so openly with you. I send a whole lot of love and so much appreciation back to you. Without you Plated Heirlooms will be just another cookbook. With your love it will live up to its name and be the Heirloom. #blessed #PlatedHeirlooms  I have chosen this picture for this post because the calligraphy on the cloche says "Mahaba" meaning "love" and I have chosen the stand to be in the picture to symbolise love above all and love always gives. And in this case it gave us sesame seeds to make these very sweet "Barazeq" cookies which you will learn more about and about how they are made in chapter 8 {Hilo/Desserts} of Plated Heirlooms

ما بعرف كيف ممكن اعبرلكم عن شعوري، كيف ممكن أشكركم... حاسة بحب كبير وبتقدير وعنجد أنا ممنونة ألكم كلكم. شكرًا كتير على كلماتكم الحلوة وعلى تشجيعكم ودعمكم اللي بخلي كل الشغل وتعب آخر ٣ سنين محرز ومتل العسل. كتير ابتعنيلي كلماتكم وببعتلكم نفس المقدار من الحب والتقدير. شكرًا. بدونكم هادا الكتاب متله متل اي كتاب تاني بس مع حبكم بعيش اسمه وبصير عنجد "ميراث". #فلسطينية_وفخورة #شكرا #ميراث_في_صحن هاي الصورة من الكتاب اخترتها لانه فيها كلمة "محبة" ولما صورنا وصفة البرازق اخترت هادا الصحن لانه عالي والمحبة اعلى مرتبة ومنها كل العطاء. وصفة البرازق في الفصل الثامن (حلو) من الكتاب

Sunday, 10 January 2016

"We have on this earth all that makes life worth living"

Thank you to all of you who tuned in this morning, and for the overwhelming response and sweet words. I appreciate it hugely and you guys made my day.

Above is a picture of my "Fattet Makdoos Recipe (stuffed eggplant layered platter)" from my book "Plated Heirlooms" and the caption in the picture says "We have on this earth all that makes life worth living" by the Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darweesh and today is a testament of that.

Thank you! #blessed

Saturday, 9 January 2016

"Plated Heirlooms" Stories and recipes through generations ofPalestinian Cooking (my cookbook)

So so so excited to be announcing my cook book 'Plated Heirlooms. Stories and recipes through generations of Palestinian cooking'; tomorrow (Sunday 10th January, 2016) and exclusively with @suzanneradford65 @dubaieye1038fm at 11 am. We will have a full show in which Suzanne will review the book, and have a full discussion as she pleases on all aspects of this book. We will also be giving 2 free copies of the book to lucky winners and 2 Organic Mooneh Essentials giveaways to 2 more lucky winners. So don't miss out and tune in to Dubai Eye Radio and hear the discussion about this 3-year in the making debut book. And find out the connection between my book and my line of #organicmoonehessentials. It will all be revealed and out tomorrow, and I really hope you guys will love it.

 #dimasharif #cookbook #PlatedHeirlooms #PalestinianCuisine #Falasteen #Palestine #Recipes #Stories #Culture #History #Cuisine #Food #mooneh #backtolandandhome #thisislove