Get talking about food with Sherin Sebastian

Sherin Sebastian labored within the IT trade for a decade however her ardour all the time lay in cooking. It was whereas anticipating her second youngster that she determined to give up her job and comply with what had until then simply been “a thought in the back of my mind”.

Initially, taking orders for embellished desserts from family and friends, she began her YouTube channel and social media pages referred to as FoodTokWithSherin, in January this 12 months. She manages this whereas additionally operating three franchisees of a salon chain.

From bread gulab jamun and apple cinnamon rolls to ammachi’s rooster roast and chilli rooster, the recipes on her channel purpose to cater to totally different tastes.

On cooking through the lockdown, Sherin says, “It has mostly been about experimenting with whatever is at home. There were constraints with getting ingredients and of course, everyone wants something different in the family. But, I was able to make dishes that I had always wanted to try out but never had the time to make. My mother had passed on some traditional recipes, including one for chicken roast, which is an integral part of Syrian Christian food. The original recipe is a longer process but I have made it simpler. In fact, that is one recipe a lot of people have tried out.”

As for her hardest critic, it’s her 13-year-old son who could be counted on to supply sincere suggestions. While her daughter at 10 is somewhat younger for that, she likes serving to Sherin across the kitchen. “We were supposed to do a collaboration for Mother’s Day where mother and daughter would cook together in the kitchen. I had spoken to a few food bloggers about it. But because of the lockdown, we had to do it in our own kitchens and she came up with the idea of doing a white chocolate version of my no-bake chocolate cake.”

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