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It’s the weekend! For some cause I felt like on a regular basis this week was Thursday s…

It’s the weekend! 😁 For some cause I felt like on a regular basis this week was Thursday so undecided what’s going with that however anyway…

Final week I FINALLY made a recipe from Hawa Hassan’s cookbook In Bibis Kitchen which has been sitting on my shelf for months! It contains recipes and tales from Grandmothers from eight completely different African nations. I made a Somali Beef Stew with this wonderful coconut based mostly inexperienced chile sauce—The flavors have been wonderful and the do-it-yourself Xawaash spice combine actually was value the additional effort. I’m wanting ahead to attempting out some extra recipes (and in addition simply pouring inexperienced chile sauce on actually the whole lot 😋).

On a unique observe, I had a good time photographing this one! Even via stew is probably not essentially the most ‘gram worthy dish, listed below are a number of styling tricks to make your “unphotogenic” meals pop:

• Don’t be afraid to make use of props. As a substitute of simply throwing stuff on randomly, attempt to inform a narrative. For instance, consuming a banana alongside heavy dishes is a standard factor in Somalian delicacies so I included a banana within the nook of the body.
• Use brightly coloured garnish. Most “ugly” meals are normally fairly boring. By including just a bit pop of coloration each in and across the dish may help brighten the picture. I like to make use of cilantro, sliced avocado, chili flakes and even some contemporary fruit.
• Create specular highlights. These are these little catch lights that make meals glisten. They will actually convey a photograph to life, so I wish to brush my topics with a little bit of oil proper earlier than I shoot. Honey combined with just a little water additionally works for desserts.

Hope this helps, have a pleasant weekend everybody! ✨💕

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