Azerbaijani Cookbook Signing Event Takes Place in Local Bookstore

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AZ Cookbook
PO Box 2515
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
(562) 774-3144

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Azerbaijani Cookbook Signing Event Takes Place in Local Bookstore

LOS ANGELES­, CA, December 23, 2014— On December 13, 2016, a book signing event for “Pomegranates and Saffron” cookbook, took place in Gatsby Books bookstore in Long Beach, CA.

“Pomegranates and Saffron” is the first cookbook on Azerbaijani cuisine published in the US, In the 336-page Pomegranates and Saffron: A Culinary Journey to Azerbaijan readers can explore 200 tempting recipes for appetizers and salads, soups and stews, pasta, meat, vegetable and egg dishes, breads, saffron rice pilafs, aromatic drinks, and desserts, all adapted for preparation in a Western kitchen. The book is comprised primarily of never-before-published recipes, along with favorites from the author’s blog, Interspersed throughout the text are glimpses of local culture and traditional food-related proverbs that will make the reader’s adventure even more memorable.

More than 50 people attended the event, organized by the publisher, AZ Cookbook. Guests were served tea and treated to traditional Azerbaijani desserts, including Karabakh-style filled sweet bread (Garabagh ketesi) and nut-filled rolls-ups (mutekke), made from the recipes in the cookbook. The author, Feride Buyuran, made a brief presentation about the book, followed by a question and answer session. The event culminated with the author signing copies of her book for the guests.

This publication was made possible with the support from SOCAR and Practical Solutions Group.

The book is available for purchase in Baku’s Ali and Nino Bookstores, and elsewhere on AZ Cookbook Shop and
About the Author:

Feride Buyuran is the creator of, a popular food blog that features recipes and stories from Azerbaijan and beyond. Her passion for cooking and her fond childhood memories led her to produce this book—her first—about the cuisine of her homeland. The book is a result of more than 6 years of exploring the food culture of Azerbaijan, collecting and testing recipes from various regions of the country, as well as photographing the dishes. Feride has a Master’s degree in English Philology from the State University of Languages in Azerbaijan and a Master of Business Administration degree from California State University. Feride lives in Long Beach, California.

To arrange an interview or media appearance with the author, or to request a review copy, contact Kathy Sparks –, (562) 774-3144.