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Links to Reads: March 2016
Dried Fruits and Nuts, Istanbul

Memories of Istanbul. Summer 2016. Dried fruits and nuts for sale in the city’s renowned Spice Bazaar.

Good bye, March! Hello, April. This means it’s time for a new round of Links to Reads.  Enjoy my top 10 from the month of March.

* Not your grandmother’s cooking: Who gets to cook what’s on your plate? Evan Kleiman claims you don’t have to be a native of a particular country to be able to cook and write about its cuisine. Do you agree?

* The global boom of quinoa so far has been beneficial to Peruvians. But is it all that good? About the cost, the nutrition, and the trouble ahead.

A trip to a sovkhoz on the faraway steppes of Kazakhstan, abandoned after the collapse of the Soviet Union. It is believed that ranching may bring a new life to this ghost farm.

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  • Azerbaijani Cookbook
    Limited Time Holiday Offer
    December 12, 2016 by
    Hello, wonderful friends of AZ Cookbook! Christmas and New Year are just around the corner and it’s time to give and cherish. As a token of my gratitude for your friendship, I have something special for you. If you are looking for a nice gift for your loved ones, and even for yourself, may I suggest my cookbook “Pomegranates and...
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    Links to Reads, November 2016
    November 30, 2016 by
    Good bye (almost), November and welcome, December! And hello, friends! Hope you all had a wonderful time on Thanksgiving and are looking forward to the upcoming holidays. I’ve had a busy time and did a gazillion things this month, including holding book signing events, teaching cooking classes, celebrating my new award (Pomegranates and Saffron won the Best Books Award /...
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  • Links to Reads, October 2016
    Links to Reads, October 2016
    November 3, 2016 by
    Good  bye, October and hello, November!  October Links to Reads are here! Top 10. Enjoy! Don’t forget to click on “Read More” at the end for more cool links. *  The once eternal life of plastic seems to be coming to an end in France – the country has just banned plastic forks. * Food critics versus Yelp reviewers –...
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  • Napa Cabbage and Tofu Salad
    Napa Cabbage and Tofu Salad
    October 17, 2016 by
    At a recent book luncheon at Melissa’s Produce, I had the pleasure of meeting chef Katie Chin who introduced us to her newly released book Katie Chin’s Everyday Chinese Cookbook. We sampled a generous array of scrumptious dishes made by Melissa’s chefs from the recipes in the book. Among them were potstickers, spicy beef skewers, Chinese chicken salad, soy ginger...
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  • Azerbaijani Dinner
    Exclusive Azerbaijani Dining Experience in Our House & You Are Invited!
    October 13, 2016 by
    About a month ago, I hosted an exclusive Azerbaijani dinner in our house for the members of the Culinary Historians of Southern California, following my lecture at the Los Angeles Central Library. My goal was to offer the guests not only a unique dining experience, but also allow them to immerse in the Azerbaijani culture even if it was for...
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