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Award-Winning Long Beach Author to Hold Cookbook Signing at Gatsby Books

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

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Award-Winning Long Beach Author to Hold Cookbook Signing at Gatsby Books

Los Alamitos, CA, October 24, 2016 — Long Beach’s Gatsby Books is hosting Feride Buyuran, author of the award-wining cookbook, Pomegranates and Saffron: A Culinary Journey to Azerbaijan, for a book signing event on Sunday, November 20 from 3–4:30 PM. Gatsby Books Bookstore is located at 5535 E Spring Street, Long Beach, CA 90808. Question and answer session and book signing will follow the author’s presentation. Light refreshments made from the recipes in the book will be served.

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 4 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), and National Indie Excellence Award (Winner in International Cookbooks category).

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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 fond childhood memories led her to produce this book – her first – about the cuisine of her homeland. 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, Long Beach. Feride lives in Long Beach with her husband and their two children.

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