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Rice Pilaf with Sour CherriesRice Pilaf with Sour Cherries and Golden Crust (recipe in “Pomegranates and Saffron”)

 

Friends, thank you so much for showing such great support to my cookbook! Your pre-orders keep coming!

I’ve received quite a few emails from some of you, asking about the contents of the book and the type of recipes included in it. Below is the CONTENTS page picture (disregard the page numbers for now). There are 15 food categories, including appetizers and salads, soups and stews, lamb and beef, poultry and game, fish, and others. Most recipes (about 90%) have never been published on the blog, while the rest are some favorites from here.

Besides recipes, the book will contain interesting information on the country’s hospitality, holidays, and lots of food-related sayings and proverbs throughout. You will also find chapters on basics and techniques of Azerbaijani cooking, a glossary of commonly used ingredients and culinary terms, conversion charts, and additional resources about the country.

I hope you will enjoy reading this book and cooking from it as much as I did writing it for you.

Note that the First Edition is Limited. To pre-order your own copy  please click HERE.

For more information, go to: http://azcookbook.com/pomegranatesandsaffron/

Thank you!

Pomegranates and Saffron Book Contents

  • How to Dry Mint Leaves
    How to Dry Mint Leaves
    July 27, 2016 by
    When life gives you mint, dry it. And store it. Because you can use dried mint in so many ways in the kitchen and stocking up on it to last through a long time is always a good idea. Dried mint is one of my most important pantry staples and I often use it in Azerbaijani and Turkish dishes. The...
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  • Azerbaijani-Style Eggs with Tomatoes
    Azerbaijani-Style Eggs with Tomatoes
    July 23, 2016 by
    In Turkey, it is menemen, in many parts of the Middle East, it is shakshuka (claimed to be a North African import), and in Azerbaijan, it is pomidor chighirtmasi, also known as pomidor-yumurta (literally, “tomato-egg”). What do these dishes have in common? In them, tomatoes and eggs prove to be a match made in heaven, or rather a skillet. Although...
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  • Blueberry Bundt Cake
    Blueberry Bundt Cake
    July 13, 2016 by
    A few days ago, I ventured into making my very first blueberry Bundt cake to take to a picnic with friends. I thought it would be a perfect accompaniment to black tea we all took there in our thermoses to enjoy in the open air. (If you ask why black tea and why any tea at all, it’s because no...
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  • de Buyuran with Evan Kleiman
    My Interview on KCRW Good Food Show
    July 12, 2016 by
    Recently, I had one of the best experiences of my cookbook publishing adventure – I got interviewed by Evan Kleiman, the host of  KCRW Good Food Show. KCRW is Southern California’s leading National Public Radio affiliate and its content is distributed nationally to 550,000 listeners weekly. I’ve been one of them for the longest time but never before in my...
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  • Berries and Bananas
    Links to Reads, June 2016
    July 1, 2016 by
    Time to say good bye to the first month of the summer. It flew by, just like all the previous months. Well, hello July and hello June Links to Reads. This is what I enjoyed reading this past month. Hope you do, too. Top 10: * Ever wonder what “triple washed” on the labels on supermarket salad greens mean? Why...
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