This Christmas Season, Gift Yourself Some Guava Cheese

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This Christmas Season, Gift Yourself Some Guava Cheese

Illustration: Palak Bansal

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t’s barely the beginning of December, and yet Christmas feels like it’s already here. Not only have words like “Secret Santa” and “Christmas plans” started popping into conversations, but the most Christmassy of all sweets has arrived in my house.

Just this morning, my mother and aunts were gathered around our tiny dining table, dispensing fawning admiration for something using adjectives such as round, sweet, shiny. My first thought was that they had cornered my cousin’s new born baby, and were being extra-proud grandaunts. Until I heard other adjectives like seedless, ripe, and crunchy. This surely wasn’t about a baby, I hoped. It wasn’t.

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