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Ramin Ganeshram’s Take on Holiday Christmas Cookies (article)

Posted By Sarina On December 26, 2010 @ 10:22 am In articles | Comments Disabled

I love checking out the various culinary stories from around the world that show up both in my Trinigourmet Times [1] and via iGoogle. They give me a glimpse into cultures and traditions from places I’ll probably never see, as well as spots right next door!

This week I stumbled across a story, published on NPR [2], from Ramin Ganeshram, author of the extremely popular Sweet Hands: Island Cooking from Trinidad and Tobago [3], that I thought you would enjoy :) In it she talks about combining her Trini and Iranian heritages with the American tradition of holiday cookies.

Excerpt:” A marriage of flavors from my West Indian heritage and homey methods traditional to the country of my birth, my Caribbean Christmas cookies have become a holiday ritual in my home. Now that my 5-year-old daughter is old enough to help, we make our tropical-flavored delights together. In fact, I already have the recipe cards all written out for her to pass down to her own children.”

Check out the full interview: Kitchen Window — Christmas Cookies Win A Trip To The Caribbean : NPR [4].

Like Ramin, I have not grown up with any tradition of ‘holiday cookies’ outside of picking up a tin of Danish Butter Cookies (which is non-negotiable!) so her fusions, which include Caribbean Sugar Cookies, Tropical Jam Thumbprints and Cocoa Tea Cakes look and sound divine beyond belief. I definitely know I’ll be giving them a try in 2011! :)

Check out the full interview: Kitchen Window — Christmas Cookies Win A Trip To The Caribbean : NPR [4].
Visit her blog at CookingTheCaribbean.com [5]

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[1] Trinigourmet Times: http://paper.li/Trinigourmet/tg-daily

[2] NPR: http://www.npr.org

[3] Sweet Hands: Island Cooking from Trinidad and Tobago: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/078181250X?ie=UTF8&tag=trinigourmetc-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=078181250X

[4] Kitchen Window — Christmas Cookies Win A Trip To The Caribbean : NPR: http://www.npr.org/2010/12/14/131872548/christmas-cookies-win-a-trip-to-the-caribbean

[5] CookingTheCaribbean.com: http://cookingthecaribbean.com/

[6] TriniGourmet.com: http://TriniGourmet.com

[7] Visit HolidayGlam.com to learn more: http://www.HolidayGlam.com

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[9] Sarina: http://www.trinigourmet.com/index.php/author/sarinanow/

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