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meris cherian

The Conjuror


Ola. I am Meris. And this is my cheesecake journey.

I first baked a cheesecake seven years ago. Ever since, I have been documenting my process, my love and hate, and my completely insane obsession for this delicate dessert through my blog which has been through its own ups and downs. I love telling a good story, be it in writing or through photographs.



Q & A


What's your name, again?
That’s Meris. I am an Indian, born in the Middle East, with a Latin name, and a love for Greece.

Good? There should be a tab that says ‘elsewhere’ in here. Click on it to know more about the human that is up to all this witchery.

Have you had a whole cheesecake all by yourself?
No shame, yes. I made a souffléd Ricotta cheesecake with cinnamon quince between the base and the creamy filling. Amazingly souffléd. One slice a night. One sigh per bite.  

Okay, not really convinced about that one. Really?
Mhmm. I have.

So what do you do in real life?
I am a writer and content specialist, and again, you can find more of that over at 'elsewhere'



The Story

It's half past eleven. I am very sleepless. I stir. I get fidgety and get up mumbling. I know it's time. I tip toe through the hallway into this place where I meet up with phantoms that dance to my arrival. On my way, I do not stop to listen to snoring or heavy breathing. A cough here, a cough there. I feel those big black ants following me to get a glimpse of what is going to happen. Are they a tad scared? I am not. The elves make my job easier. The fire burns. I whip up all my emotions into what I call the midnight cheesecake. And I get blessed by the cheesecake gods.


When I find that one moment of bliss, I fall on my knees and my heart melts into my soul. 

'Cheesecake, hallowed be thy name, thy kingdom come. Lead us into temptation, and deliver us from hunger. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.', I pray. You should too. 

Follow me on my traverse between heaven and earth. 


If you are here to watch, please put on your invisible cloak.
If you are here to bake with me, come in.
Promptly picked up shall not be considered fallen. 

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