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.
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
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