It’s Official Now!

AZ Cookbook | It’s Official Now! | Welcome to my kitchen, friends!
Today is January 23, 2008 and my long-ago-conceived idea to have my own food blog has finally turned into a reality and I am officially ready to welcome you here! Ok, here we go.

Welcome to my virtual kitchen, friends!

If you love to try new, authentic, different, flavorful and nutritious recipes, you are in the right place.

This blog is all about that—food from a beautiful country, my birthplace, Azerbaijan. I am not a chef, neither I am a professional photographer, but I can boast with one thing that made me create this blog —my love for any kinds of tasty foods, my love for Azerbaijani food in particular, my love for cooking, and, most importantly my love for sharing.

I am inviting all of you to take this delicious journey with me in exploring the wonderful food from Azerbaijan and beyond, too. Try the recipes, ask questions, and have fun.



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  1. Salam Farida! What a great idea!
    I am not a really good cook myself, but I will for sure try some of your receipes!
    I am French and was living in Baku for 2 and 1/2 year. I loved every minute of it!
    There is one dish I particulary loved, but I dont know the name… It is a rice dish, with oignons, chestnut I believe, apricots , beef(?) and other yummy things!

    Anyway, thanks for this superb blog!

  2. Dear Farida,

    I loved your site. The recipes are mouth-watering and I am for sure going to apply all of them. You’ve chosen them so carefully. I went through all seven recipes and I couldn’t see one that I wouldn’t like to eat. Thanks for sharing such recipes with us.

    Wish you success in your further plans. Keep going, you’re doing great!

    Your friend,

    P.S. Can’t wait for the book!

  3. Thank you very much! I am glad you like the blog. The dish you are talking about is Qovurma Pilaff, it’s my favorite too. With apricots, sour plums, chestnuts and lamb, and all the other goodies:) I will post it later for you. Aynur, I am excited about the book too! Thanks!

  4. Hi Farida,
    Congratulations for a beautiful and user-friendly site. The photos and explanations are all so well executed and I thing both the site and a book will be welcome in the culinary world. I will share it with all my “foodie” friends.
    Martha Aarons

  5. Farida,

    You’re awesome women. The site is veeeerrry good. I’m impressed. You are a hard worker. You’re not only the best cocker (I now it because I had tested her food many times), you’re the wonderful designer and photographer. (Can you imagine, she did all by herself)? You are really gifted.

    I’m glad to have you as a friend.

    Love you,

  6. Farida, congratulations with opening your cooking blog! It’s great, very nice designed! Believe me your receipts will be useful for me too though I am in Baku:) All your food that you posted here is so delicious that I am also inspired to go to kitchen and cook:) I liked pictures too, especially the process of the cooking, not many book have this, but it needed. Thank you for this great work and hope to see your book too!


  7. Farida,

    Thank you very much for all your effort! Good luck with the book!

    Best regards,
    Nigar G.

  8. hooray for food blogs! hehehe

  9. Farida,
    I applaud your hard work! Everything looks so professional at your website and thanks alot for sharing these wonderful recipes – our all time favorites! The best luck with the cookbook project and I’ll be sure to visit this site frequently for the new postings. Keep up the good work!

    Your old friend and new fan, Natella 🙂

  10. Hi Farida,
    Thank you so much for your wonderful blog. You did a great job with photos-Very clear, step-by-step directions and you clearly see the end result. I think it would be helpful not only for us Azeries, but for a foreigner who would like to try our dishes.
    I will look forward to more from you.
    By the way, could you please post here how to make badimjan, biber and pomador dolmasi. I’ve made it before, but would love to try your version.
    Thank you again very much.
    Narmin (Houston, TX)

  11. Dear friends, all of you who took the time to post their comments here. Thank you SOO MUCH! I am flattered. Nara, I will post the badimcan and etc. dolmasi for you later. Have to take its pics yet:)

  12. Manim adim Sebinadir, siza Edmontonda yaziram.
    Sizi tabrik edirem, chox gozal web-saytiniz var. Chox maragli, saligali ve dadli!

  13. Sebine, khosh geldin! Gozel sozlere gore chokh sagh ol! Hemishe saytimda gozleyirem.

  14. Dear Farida,

    Congratulations! I am very thrilled that somebody has finally decided to have a blog with our food. Honestly saying, anybody who has ever tried our cuisine will remember it for life. Many people that travel to our country remember the hospitality and food, essentials of our nation. Thank you for your efforts and I wish you all the best!

    Good luck!
    Farida (addashka)

  15. Dear addashka:) Thanks for visiting. I am glad you like the blog. Come back for more recipes! And please mention the blog to your foreign friends too. Enjoy!

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