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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Chikoo Sticky Buns

I am beyond thrilled to share my Chikoo Sticky Buns recipe with you! Above all, this is an ode to my Southern upbringing in North Carolina crossed with my Kerala kid roots. It is a fluffy dough that’s rolled with…

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At home with Unison

I partnered with Unison Home to celebrate the simple moments of joy around the kitchen table. Featured are my recipes for chaya and banana chips.

“Spill The Chai” Cookies

I am dubbing these my “Spill The Chai” Cookies. Why? Well, growing up, “chaya” as we say in Malayalam was one of those treasured things to make that meant conversations were about to flow. In fact, to this day, one…

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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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