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Links to Reads: November 2015
Fruit sale in Baku | AZ Cookbook

I took this picture in Baku in October. It is typical to see fruits and vegetables selling out of a car trunk in some of the city’s neighborhoods. This car came to ours and we were quick to load on succulent pomegranates and sweet quince. And the price? Oh, my! 2 pounds for about $1. What’s not to love?

Another round of Links to Reads here! Hello, December! Good bye, November.

What did I do this past month? Was busy with finding ways to distribute “Pomegranates & Saffron” via various channels, among a myriad of other things. The book is now available on Amazon (free shipping you guys!). If you are outside of the U.S., you can purchase it from AZ Cookbook store.

If you are looking for a holiday gift for your friends and family, I hope you consider my “humble” book. It is promising to make the recipients happy.

Now,  let’s talk links. Here is the selection of some of my favorites I thought were worth sharing with you. Enjoy!

* Explore truffles in Italy’s gastronomic Piedmont.

* Treating wrinkles with cocoa? Yes, so suggests a new study.

* Could gardening offer the key to a happier, healthier life?

* When tipping was considered deeply un-American.

* 15 reasons why you should be drinking lemon water every morning.

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