I'm Kathryn, 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 indigenous to Iraq and Syria, descendants of the ancient Assyrian empire, and a Christian minority. As a diaspora cuisine, Assyrian food is constantly changing to include new cuisines, while rooted in ancient dishes.
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.
I'm an obsessive recipe developer, so rest assured that everything I post has been tested multiple times. I sincerely hope you love everything you try!