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Links to Reads, June 2017
Fresh Blackcurrant | AZCookbook.com

Fresh black currant at a farmer’s market in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Welcome, June! And hello, new Links to Reads. Ready for 10 cool articles?

* Get a tingly mouth from fruits and vegetables? There is a reason why.

* About salt, fat, acid, and heat with Samin Nosrat.

* The difference between the three curries: the spice, the leaves, and the dish.

* How forks,  knives, and napkins were a Renaissance invention.

* Searching for Alaska’s deadliest catch – sea cucumber.

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  • Links to Reads, June 2017
    Fresh Blackcurrant | AZCookbook.com
    Welcome, June! And hello, new Links to Reads. Ready for 10 cool articles? * Get a tingly mouth from fruits and vegetables? There is a reason why. * About salt, fat, acid, and heat with Samin Nosrat. * The difference between the three curries: the spice, the leaves, and the dish. * How forks,  knives, and napkins were a Renaissance...
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  • Daffodil-Like Egg Salad, or Nergisleme
    Daffodil-Like Egg Salad (Nergisleme) | AZCookbook.com
    Daffodil-Like Egg Salad. Nergisleme. Intrigued by the name? I was too, when I spotted the recipe in my current Turkish cookbook crush, Essential Turkish Cuisine by Engin Akin. Hailing from Turkey’s southeastern city of Diyarbakir, nergisleme is a simple salad made with boiled eggs and copious amounts of fresh, aromatic herbs seasoned with tangy sumac and crushed hot red pepper....
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  • Eggplant Caviar
    Eggplant Caviar | Feride Buyuran |AZCookbook.com
    Eggplant lovers, unite! This deliciousness, known as Eggplant Caviar, from the heart of the Caucasus, will leave your wanting more and more of it after first try, because it is one of the best eggplant dishes on Earth, I dare say. It is essentially a spread, made with roasted eggplants, onions, and sometimes with tomatoes and peppers added to it...
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  • Links to Reads, May 2017
    Pomegranate Tree | AZCookbook.com
    My pomegranate tree from Azerbaijan is in full bloom now! I hope the buds will stay and give me lots of fruit. Welcome, May! And hello, new Links to Reads. Here are some cool articles I can’t wait to share with you. Enjoy! *  The ecological impact of the foods we eat on our planet. * Wild versus farm-raised salmon....
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  • Tajik Green Lentil and Rice Soup
    Tajik Green Lentil and Rice Soup | AZCookbook.com
    A few days ago, my friend Ayten in Baku posted a video from Tajikistan on her social media – she is moving to the country because she was offered a head position in a reputable organization there (so proud of my girlfriends!). I commented that Tajikistan was one of the countries I’d love to visit one day. And it is...
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