Kathryn Pauline

I'm Kathryn Pauline, and Cardamom and Tea is a blog inspired by Assyrian food.

While some of the traditional dishes you'll find here are specific to Assyrian cuisine, many of them are shared by lots of different cultures, nations, and religions all over the Middle East (and the world!). Assyrians are primarily from Iraq, Syria, and Iran, but live all over the world in a diaspora.

While I love to share classic family recipes, I also include a lot of my own creations, inspired by traditional Middle Eastern dishes, ingredients, and techniques.

Here's an answer for those curious about where the name Cardamom and Tea comes from, and answers to all your other burning questions.

Contact: kathryn@cardamomandtea.com

New photos and recipes every Wednesday and Sunday.
All posts, photographs, and recipes are by Kathryn Pauline, unless otherwise attributed.
Logo design by the incomparable Eunie Kim.

press and accolades


Bottle and Heels
Zero Waste Zucchini Bread (February 2018)

"Crisp and Chewy Cardamom Rose Gingersnaps" (December 2017)

Hook and Blade Magazine
"In the Kitchen with Kathryn Pauline" (December 2017)

Cupcakes and Cashmere
Leslie's List: Zero Waste Zucchini Bread (December 2017)

Uncut Podcast from Slice and Torte
Sherród's instacrush, episode 33 (August 2017)