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U.S.-Published Azerbaijani Cookbook Wins Gourmand World Cookbook Award
LOS ANGELES, CA, January 26, 2015— On January 20, 2015, Gourmand World Cookbook Awards announced Pomegranates and Saffron: A Culinary Journey to Azerbaijan the winner in Eastern European Cuisines cookbook category among the books published in the U.S. This qualifies the cookbook to compete against the winners in the same category from other countries at the Gourmand Best in the World competition to take place in Yantai, China, in June, 2015.
“Pomegranates and Saffron” is the first cookbook on Azerbaijani cuisine published in the US by AZ Cookbook. In the 320-page Pomegranates and Saffron 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, azcookbook.com. Interspersed throughout the text are glimpses of local culture and traditional food-related proverbs that will make the reader’s adventure even more memorable.
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
Feride Buyuran is the creator of AZCookbook.com, 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.
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