Cookbook Signing Event in Photos

Cookbook Signing

Friends, I am so happy to report that my very first cookbook signing event was a success. Thanks to so many amazing people—friends, neighbors, perfect strangers—who made it possible. The signing took place on December 13 in Gatsby Books, a local independent bookstore in Long Beach. Sean, the owner, was very kind to accommodate the event on a very short notice. And it all worked out well.

So many people came to support me. I was overfilled with joy! My friends Yulia and Chris at Tea Amore, a producer of the finest loose leaf tea, which partnered with AZ Cookbook and created exclusive tea blends for my readers (available on, helped serve our special tea to all the guests. The tea was enjoyed with home-made nut rolls-ups and Karabakh-style filled sweet bread, made by me from the recipes in the cookbook.


I gave a short introduction about the book and then we opened it to questions and answers. It was so much fun! Then was the signing. Never in my wildest dreams had I thought I one day would sign my own book. It was a beautiful experience. But most importantly, it was experience made beautiful thanks to many amazing people who were there for me. I was showered with flowers, gifts, and lots of attention. Spoiled, that is. It was a 2-hour event but the memories of it will live with me forever. Thank you so very much, guys! I am the luckiest cookbook author on Earth!

Here are some photos from the event, in no particular order. Some photos are not of the best quality, but I still wanted to share. Enjoy!





Cookbook Signing


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  1. Wonderful photos, what a nice event!

  2. I was grinning and smiling from ear to ear! I am so thrilled and delighted and proud of you. Bravo my friend. I wish I was there to celebrate with you!

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