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Gifting Desserts – Indian Tradition

Context:  My informant, AS, is a 19-year-old Indian male who grew up in Mumbai, though he has lived in Southern California for the past three years. His family is Muslim, and he has also had lots of interaction with Hindu culture also. This piece was collected during a facetime call, when I asked him to… Continue Reading »

Iranian Baklava

Main description: AB: “Are there any Iranian foods which have a special meaning to you?” DB: “No. Haha, jk. Um, special meaning… probably baklava.” AB: “Awesome! What can you tell me about Iranian Baklava?” DB: “I’ll tell you how mamanjoun taught me to make it. First, you roll out some phyllo dough on the counter…. Continue Reading »


MAIN PIECE: Informant: Well at Christmas we’ll always have Buche de Noel… Which is a French dessert. It’s like, “Christmas log…” And it’s like a cake, and it’s like a roll, you know? Where you roll it up? And you decorate it to like resemble a log, and a lot of times it’ll have like… Continue Reading »

Apple/Pear Cobbler Recipe

Main Piece: Ingredients: Cobbler Topping Whipped Cream – Butter or Crisco for Baking Dish– 2 1/2 cups peeled, and sliced Granny Smith Apples– 2 1/2 cups peeled, and sliced Bosc/Asian Pears– 3/4 cup of Brown Sugar– 2 tablespoons of All-Purpose Flour– 1 tablespoon of Vanilla Extract– 1/2 teaspoon of Cinnamon– 1/2 teaspoon of Allspice– 1/4… Continue Reading »