ann ittoop

Welcome to The Familiar Kitchen! I am a recipe developer and food storyteller. One of my greatest joys in the kitchen is in the expressive, almost poetic, sharing of the foods and experiences I grew up with. Through sharing, my hope is that I can offer you a little dose of familiarity with a whole lotta flavor!

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#SoundsFamiliar: The First Pancake Always Sucks

“Be not afraid of going slowly, be afraid only of standing still.” – Chinese Proverb What’s better than a warm, fluffy stack of pancakes topped with a little pad of butter and drizzle of maple syrup? Seriously, it’s my favorite…

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Banana Bonda

Need a break from making banana bread? Try out my recipe for Banana Bonda! This crunchy, lightly sweet treat is a very popular snack in Kerala. In fact, my mom told me this was one of her favorite things to…

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