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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 »

Sweet Potato Pie

Main description: The following ingredients were provided by the informant via text message. RD: “sweet potato, butter, brown sugar, milk, eggs, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, and pre made pie crust” AB: “So, who did you learn this recipe from?” RD: “My mom taught me. She makes them, I think, every year around the holidays, like around… Continue Reading »