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Heena  Pistachio Meringue Stack with Rose Cream and Strawberries

Heena grew up in Bombay, India and now works in Waterloo, Canada as a technology/business analyst -- she calls her desk job yawn-inducing but we say: if it inspires this sort of gorgeous cooking and photography off hours (on her blog Tiffin Tales and here on food52), we'd like to meet more analysts. And get them to make us Tiramisu Crepe Cakes.

Clearly Heena has a knack for sweets, like the beauty above (her winning strawberry contest recipe Pistachio Meringue Stack with Rose Cream and Strawberries -- doesn't it look like cherubs should be hovering nearby, waiting to serve you a slice?). But she's also won us over with savory dishes like Lamb Kebabs with Mint Chutney and Slow Roasted Tomato and Mozzarella Galettes, both enthusiastic Editors' Picks. See more of Heena's recipes and fan her here.

Read Heena's profile Q&A below:

  • What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
  • What do you cook when home alone?
    Eggs, eggs and more eggs
  • Your most treasured kitchen possession:
    My whisk
  • Your ideal meal:
    One shared with good friends, accompanied by good wine and concluded with chocolate
  • Something you'd like a chance to eat or cook:
    Lobster Tail
  • The ideal number of guests for a dinner party is:
  • Kitchen pet peeve:
    Washing dishes and chopping onions (anyone applying for the job of sous chef?)
  • Your favorite cookbook:
    Feast by Nigella Lawson

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    Comments (11)


    almost 5 years ago Midge

    Great blog, Heena, and a well-deserved spotlight.


    almost 5 years ago Sagegreen

    So nice to see you featured here! I noticed your recipes on my first day with Food52 and fell in love with them then.


    almost 5 years ago monkeymom

    Heena, love seeing your here! Your food is SO beautiful and inspiring!


    almost 5 years ago Tiffin fan

    Go Heena!!


    almost 5 years ago Heena

    OMG!! I just stumbled across this while going through Twitter. And now like an idiot I can't stop grinning. So honored and touched. Thank you so much everyone. It's been so much fun to be a part of this amazing community.


    almost 5 years ago WinnieAb

    Heena- you are a sweetheart and I love your recipes and gorgeous blog. Congrats, girl!


    almost 5 years ago Kitchen Butterfly

    Heena, I was 'tiffining' on your blog yesterday, enjoying the gorgeous purple - lovely photos and recipes. Good luck with the foodbuzz competition and keep dreaming up fantastic recipes.


    almost 5 years ago mrslarkin

    Mrs. Larkin is a trusted source on Baking.

    Yay, Heena! So nice to see you in the spotlight!


    almost 5 years ago Bevi

    Heena - I am determined to try your meringue stack soon - it is so pretty.


    almost 5 years ago lapadia

    Yeah...the spotlight is yours this week, Congratulations, and thanks for sharing on Food52!


    almost 5 years ago drbabs

    Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

    So nice to see you in the spotlight. Your recipes and blog are inspiring.