For Dima Sharif's book Plated heirlooms we made a the kanafe noodles and shaped them in cones. FIlling them with a light cream flavored with rose and pistachios. A delightful and lighter version.
Image details: f/4.5 // 1/10 sec // ISO 100 // 85 mm lens
Light details: Early morning natural light coming from approx 10 o'clock, diffused. Reflectors placed on the opposite side.
Styling details: The image I shot for this recipe was to portray the lightness but also transport the richness of this dessert - in terms of the dish but also in terms of it's cultural importance and history. I chose the rich deep blue color to enhance and highlight the beautiful and delicate dessert. The styling is very minimal just an heirloom - a locket on a chain and a small cup with the whipped cream portraying the evil eye to keep away all evil eyes - a superstition very much part of not only the Palestinian culture but also the Indian culture and something both Dima and my mum very much believe in LOL!