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Links to Reads, November 2016
Oven-Baked Tandoori Bread | AZ Cookbook

Oven-baked tandoori bread we made in one of my baking classes.

Good bye (almost), November and welcome, December! And hello, friends! Hope you all had a wonderful time on Thanksgiving and are looking forward to the upcoming holidays. I’ve had a busy time and did a gazillion things this month, including holding book signing events, teaching cooking classes, celebrating my new award (Pomegranates and Saffron won the Best Books Award / Finalist – International Cookbooks), thinking about launching my own YouTube channel (yes, I really do want that to happen!), and reading a lot of cool articles online and offline.

So much going on! But let’s focus on what this post is about. So, may I present to you the November Links to Reads – top 10! Handpicked specially for you. Enjoy and don’t forget to click on “Read More” at the end for more cool links.

* Oh how much I love and crave Turkish street food! This article hits the spot – all about the amazing food one can find on the streets of Istanbul.

* 15 Americans and their Thanksgiving tables that speak of their heritage and culinary traditions they or their ancestors brought from faraway lands.

* Hear this –  It wasn’t humans who invented agriculture first. Surprise!

* When kids go vegan, parents go…crazy?

* Renowned chefs Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi – born in the same city, the same year, but meet in another part of the world where their careers take off.

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