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Kassam A

Kassam began cooking in the second grade. He is particularly interested in bringing a cultural and historical perspective to food and exploring how what we eat is shaped by migration, colonialism, and trade. On this blog, he will feature recipes inspired by international holidays, world travel, culinary icons, art, and his parent's kitchen. Born in Kenya and raised in Canada, Kassam now makes his home in New York City.

Jul 9, 2011

The Black Forest Cherry cake: that traditional Indian favourite

Every bakery worth its yeast in India has some form of the Black Forest Cherry cake. Here’s how you can impress someone by making it at home. #Black Forest #BlackForestCherryCake #ChopAddSitr #recipes

Jun 11, 2011

Strawberries and cream get the Eton touch

Eton mess, a 19th century dessert popular in England, is named after an independent boys school founded by King Henry VI. It is a casual and tempting mixture of strawberries, cream, and meringue cookies which provides a refreshing way to end a summer meal. #ChopAddStir #Desserts #Eton mess #Swiss cuisine

May 20, 2011

Pistachio nan khatai—a desi shortbread

A simple recipe to bake delicious pistachio cookies. #Bread #ChopAddStir #Cookies #Pistachio

May 10, 2011

The long and short of a strawberry shortcake

Strawberry shortcake is an American invention and helped induce strawberry fever there. But it can be made with peaches, blueberries or other summer fruit. Kassam suggests serving this simple delicious dessert with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream, a perfect finish to a summer meal. #Bread #ChopAddStir #Cookies #Pistachio