Posts by Shamsydar Ani
Singapore- Shamsydar Ani is a full-time photographer, wanderluster and foodie. She struggles between her insatiable hunger for good food and her commitment to the gym. She spends her weekends photographing for www.shamsydarani.com and her weekdays cooking up a storm for www.halalfoodhunt.com. Occasionally, she shares her cooking escapades and travel adventures at www.sharmeee.com. If lost, she can be found at the nearest cinema bawling her eyes out or re-reading the Harry Potter series to remind herself that Hogwarts is real. Check out her Instagram account for gorgeous food photography- @sharmee

5 Tips For Insta-Worthy Food Photos...

Click it up a notch!

Many a time, my love for photography becomes an occupational hazard so much so that my iPhone camera becomes my trusted companion when I’m cafe hopping, or out on trips with my girls. With amazing specs and resolution, I can almost get DSLR quality images with the right light, apps...
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Recipe by Sharmeee: Biscotti...

Bake this on a lazy weekend afternoon.

Ever since I came back from Daylesford, I’ve been inspired to do a bit more baking and cooking in the kitchen. You see, I’ve been busy taking wedding and portrait photos that I lost touch on the very reason I picked up a camera – food. I used to make...
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Sambal Belado Not for the Faint Hearted...

It’s something I would consider a cross between a chutney and a salsa – except that this is not for the faint hearted.

When it comes to food, my family would know best. I grew up with home cooked meals made with love by my mother and nanny. I would often come home from school being able to smell whatever my mother was cooking a level away from home. It still puzzles my...
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Roast Red Wine Chicken – Le Halal Version (Adapted from Rachel Khoo’s My Little French Kitchen)...

The recipe calls for red wine, but I replaced the wine with chicken stock instead

Sometime last year, I went for Rachel Khoo’s meet and greet session at Kinokuniya. I haven’t gotten around to cooking any of the recipes from her My Little French Kitchen. It’s mostly because of the laziness and the fact that I have not been spending much time in the kitchen....
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Sea Salt Chocolate Tart...

Major Yums!

I miss baking. I had to force myself to get off my lazy arse to bake this. And that’s only because I had chocolates and some cream lying around in the fridge which I had to use before the expiry date. I’ve been very productive with my photography business, and...
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On Being The Only Muslim In Town...

How A Food Photography Workshop in Australia taught me to appreciate Southeast Asia

Little Mosque on the Prairie was one of my favorite TV shows back when I was in university. Set in a little town in Canada, it tells the story of a growing community of Muslims living with the Anglo-Christian majority. I was always intrigued by the existence of Muslims in...
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