“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…
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!Keep Reading
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Egg Puffs, or any flavor variation of it, are a magical chaya-time snack for me. It’s savory, hearty, and has the best, buttery, crunchy bite. Beyond its flavor, though, I love how it transports me to the simplest of memories….
The foods made for annual holidays, like this Kozhukatta recipe, are my favorite. It’s because every year I feel like I learn something new and grow with the process of making it. In my first year of making kozhukatta, I…
Hey! My name is Ann Ittoop and I am a South Indian/American South food blogger. Growing up as a second-generation Indian-American, I got the chance to experience the best of both food worlds, oftentimes on one plate! I have a firm belief there is literally magic in the cooking process. That’s why most nights you’ll find me in the kitchen. I’m there always testing and creating new recipes that stem from my wild imagination. And I’m there searching for the familiar memories of my childhood. I started The Familiar Kitchen to not only help myself find this magic, but for those seeking a way to find their own magic. Join me on my adventures through cooking classic Kerala-inspired dishes, some of my Southern favorites, and all the recipes in between.