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Links to Reads, August 2017

Baku Bazaar | AZCookbook.com I took this picture of fresh fruit in Baku’s Taza Bazaar in the summer of 2013.[/caption]

Welcome, August! And hello, new Links to Reads. Enjoy the top 10 for the month of August, handpicked specially for you!

* The hows and whys of brain freeze from ice cream.

* A glimpse of Ghanaian kitchen with chef and cookbook author Zoe Adjonyoh.

* Learn the difference between  Diet Coke, Coke Zero and Coke Zero Sugar.

* Africa’s coffee is in danger because of a drying climate.

* From KCRW  – “Travels in Spain, Slow Food, ‘Adventures in Starry Kitchen.'”
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  • Links to Reads, August 2017
    Baku Bazaar | AZCookbook.com
    I took this picture of fresh fruit in Baku’s Taza Bazaar in the summer of 2013.[/caption] Welcome, August! And hello, new Links to Reads. Enjoy the top 10 for the month of August, handpicked specially for you! * The hows and whys of brain freeze from ice cream. * A glimpse of Ghanaian kitchen with chef and cookbook author Zoe...
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  • Layered Zucchini Casserole with Meat Sauce
    Zucchini and Ground Beef Casserole | AZCookbook.com
    If you are looking for an interesting recipe to use that zucchini sitting in your fridge, look no further, as Layered Zucchini Casserole with Meat Sauce is here to rescue it (and you!). In this dish that hails from the wonderful Turkish cuisine, raw zucchini slices are covered with a think layer of juicy ground meat sauce, sprinkled with lots...
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  • Links to Reads, July 2017
    White Cucumber Pickles | AZCookbook.com
    Welcome, July! Happy Birthday, America! And hello, new Links to Reads. Enjoy the top 10, handpicked specially for you! * So Amazon bought Whole Foods. What will the shopping experience be in the famous natural foods store from now on? * Trash cooking? Yup. Such exists. In a  better language, it is called cooking with scraps. * Korean scientists are...
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  • Sautéed Mushrooms and Onions
    Sauteed Mushrooms and Onions | AZCookbook.com
    How do you usually sauté mushrooms? Toss them in the pan with oil or butter and cook, right? Not in this recipe for Sautéed Mushrooms and Onions. In this interesting twist to the commonly known method of preparation, you first blanch the mushrooms in salted water, then sauté them in butter and combine with separately caramelized onions to cook them...
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  • Pickled Garlicky Green Bean Salad
    Pickled Garlicky Green Bean Salad | AZCookbook.com
    Here’s one appetizer that will leave your palate intrigued and happy. Pickled Garlicky Green Bean Salad. Perfect for summer and super easy to make. I served it at my Azerbaijani supper club recently and it was a hit. To make it, green beans are first cooked, then tossed with garlic and fresh herbs, drizzled with vinegar, and left aside for...
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