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  • Perfect Easy White Bread
    Perfect Easy White Bread
    May 25, 2016 by Feride Buyuran
    Nothing can beat an impressive loaf of crusty, rustic bread coming out of a home oven. Won’t you agree? I love homemade breads. Bread baking is one of my favorite kitchen activities, if not the most favorite. Remember the story of my bakery owner grandfather? His passion for bread must have passed on to me. I always try to squeeze […]...
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  • Kale and Quinoa Salad with Dried Cranberries
    Kale and Quinoa Salad with Dried Cranberries
    May 10, 2016 by Feride Buyuran
    At a  recent food event organized by Melissa’s Produce and Chefs’ Toys, I got to meet Katie Workman, food writer and blogger behind The Mom 100. Katie talked about her career in the food industry, as well as shared her extensive experience about writing her books, developing family oriented recipes for busy cooks, among other valuable information. We sampled some...
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  • Winner of the National Indie Excellence Award
    Winner of the National Indie Excellence Award
    May 8, 2016 by Feride Buyuran
    This past Friday night, before going to bed, I felt a strong urge to check my email, just so. And I did. I am so glad I did! There was a big surprise waiting for me. An email notifying me that my book “Pomegranates & Saffron: A Culinary Journey to Azerbaijan” became the Winner of the National Indie Excellence Award...
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  • Links to Reads: April 2016
    Links to Reads: April 2016
    May 3, 2016 by Feride Buyuran
    Well, hello May! And hello, April Links to Reads! Time to share this past month’s top 10 articles I found quite interesting. Enjoy reading! Personally, I always do. * Striking food photographs from all over the world, each telling a unique story. * If you call kale a healthy food, think twice, as no food is healthy. Nutritious? Yes. Healthy?...
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  • Mango Lassi
    Mango Lassi
    April 25, 2016 by Feride Buyuran
    Recently, I attended a culinary event organized by Melissa’s Produce and Chef’s Toys, where produce connoisseur, cookbook author, and chef Cathy Thomas, talked about the many kinds of produce available in the markets this time of year. I not only felt fortunate for the opportunity to learn from an expert, but I was also lucky to win a big raffle...
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  • Walnut and Onion Breads
    Walnut and Onion Breads
    April 5, 2016 by Feride Buyuran
    To me, the most cherished recipes are ones that take me back to my childhood and keep alive the sweet memories of special events or family traditions, and, most importantly, of people associated with them. One of such recipes is for walnut and onion breads, or goz kokesi. It hails from the region of Ordubad, where both my maternal and...
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