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The Library of Congress Presented Azerbaijani Cookbook Featuring Author Feride Buyuran
LOS ALAMITOS, CA, March 15, 2017 – On March 15, a book presentation event for Pomegranates and Saffron: A Culinary Journey to Azerbaijan cookbook as well as lecture by author Feride Buyuran took place at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The event was organized by the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the U.S., sponsor of the Second Edition of Pomegranates and Saffron.
Mary-Jane Deeb, Chief of the African and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress, gave the introductory speech and welcomed the guests. She was followed by the Head and Turkish Specialist of Near East Section of the African and Middle Eastern Division, Joan Weeks, who spoke about the spring holiday Novruz celebrated in Azerbaijan and other countries and introduced the speaker. The Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the USA, Elin Suleymanov, gave a forward speech presenting the book and the author.
Feride Buyuran gave a presentation about the cuisine of Azerbaijan, its history, development, and place in the country’s culture, followed by a question and answer session. After the lecture, guests were served traditional Azerbaijani dishes, courtesy of the Embassy of Azerbaijan.
Pomegranates and Saffron: A Culinary Journey to Azerbaijan (AZ Cookbook, September 30, 2015, ISBN: 978-0-9961731-2-4, $42) is the first comprehensive English language cookbook on Azerbaijani cuisine published in the U.S. In the 336-page cookbook, 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.
Pomegranates and Saffron is the winner of 5 awards, including Gourmand World Cookbook Award (Best Eastern European Cookbook in U.S.), Gourmand Best in the World Award (Jury’s Choice), and Living Now Award (Silver Medal in Ethnic Cookbooks category), National Indie Excellence Award (Winner in International Cookbooks category), and Best Books Award (Finalist in the International Cookbooks category).
For more information please visit www.AZcookbook.com.
About the Author:
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 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 Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in English Philology from the State University of Languages in Azerbaijan. She also holds a Master of Business Administration degree from California State University.
To arrange an interview or media appearance with the author, or to request a review copy, contact Kathy Sparks – firstname.lastname@example.org, (562) 774-3144. For more photos from the event, click here.