About Gaitri Pagrach-Chandra

Gaitri Pagrach Chandra

Gaitri Pagrach-Chandra is a food historian and freelance translator. She describes her multicultural background as “a convent-attending Guyanese Hindu of Indian ancestry, who was educated in North America and Europe and subsequently married into a European Jewish family.” She’s also the author of Sugar & Spice and Warm Bread and Honey Cake, which was named Cookery Book of the Year by the UK’s Guild of Food Writers in 2010. She lives in the Netherlands.

Glazed nutmeg pound cake in a loaf pan on a circular cooling rack

Nutmeg Cake

This spice cake is soaked with rum syrup, making a lovely, albeit slightly boozy, gift when wrapped in parchment and tied with a bow.

  • 15 M
  • 1 H
  • 15
Warm Bread and Honey Cake

Sugar Syrup

This Sugar Syrup Recipe is suitable for most recipes calling for simple syrup. Use at your discretion, depending on how sweet you like things.

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  • 10 M
  • 15 M
  • 0
Drunken Apple Cake

Drunken Apple Cake | Kuchen Borracho

A boozy keeper of a cake, this recipe takes its title from a shot of rum, its compelling taste from ample butter, eggs, and cream, and its inimitable texture from layer after layer of apples.

  • 30 M
  • 2 H
  • 91