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At The Wannabe Cook, we wholeheartedly embrace the beautiful journey of uncovering the secrets of home cooking and weaving them into the very fabric of our lives. As we grow older, the familiar and comforting aromas that wafted through the rooms of our family homes have a remarkable power, instantly transporting us back to cherished memories. We believe that these scents and flavors are not just mere ingredients, but the very essence of our homes and the rich tapestry of our culture.

Our purpose is to honor and preserve this heritage by delving into the family recipes that have been passed down through generations, treasures brimming with sentimental value. Each time we recreate those beloved dishes, we breathe life into the traditions of our ancestors, keeping the flame of our family’s culinary legacy burning brightly. Join us on this personal and heartfelt odyssey, where the love for cooking and the preservation of home and culture come together in a symphony of flavors that will resonate through time.

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Authentic Bengali Cuisine Made Easy

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SUN, JUL 30 – THU, AUG 10

Bangladeshi Iconic Dishes


FRI, MAY 26 – FRI, Jun 9

Iftar Recipes!


FRI, MAR 24 – THU, APR 6

Unique Beef Dishes


SAT,  FEB 4 – THU, MAR 2

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Dive into our mouthwatering recipe collection on Wannabe Cook, curated by our in-house cooks and fellow
food enthusiasts. Get ready to discover your next delicious obsession. Bon appétit, fellow foodies!

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Vegetables (সবজি)

Vegetables (সবজি)

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Lentils (ডাল)

Lentils (ডাল)

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Spices (মসলা)

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🌙✨ Ramadan Mubarak! 🌙✨ Are you all Indulging in the warmth of Haleem, satisfying your sweet cravings with Jilapi, and treating yourselves to crispy Piyaju and Beguni! Share your iftar favorites below and stay tuned for something exciting coming up - a RECIPE CONTEST! Share your go-to iftar indulgence in the comments below and stay tuned because something exciting is coming your way! 🎉 Get ready to showcase your cooking skills in our upcoming RECIPE CONTEST! 🍽️✨ Start preparing all your favorite iftar recipes because this time, we’re adding an extra sprinkle of excitement to the rewards. Stay tuned for more updates on the recipe contest! #thewannabecook
What did you have for Iftar today?
What’s one dish that you can’t do without in Ramadan?
Who's measuring the spice of life down to the last second? 🕰️ Who's finding shortcuts in every recipe twist? 🚀 And who's turning the kitchen into a playground of questions? 🤔 Meet Pappu Perfect, Shortcut Sokhina, and Kurious Komola – your culinary trio with a sprinkle of curiosity! Get ready for Moni Dadi's recipe diary to unfold, one question at a time! Are you hungry for answers?
How many do you have from this list? Name them in the comments ✅
✨✨While others may love it, you just can’t seem to develop a liking for it- NAME THE DISH.
What's the one dish that your Nani or Dadi (grandma in Bengali) used to make, and just thinking about it brings back the warmth of their love?
What childhood dish instantly sparks memories of your Nanu/Dadu’s loving touch or the cook who made magic in your kitchen when you were young? Share those nostalgic flavors that linger in your heart and bring a smile to your face. 

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