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AZ Cookbook on Pinterest

The day has come! After some research into the previously-mysterious-to-me Pinterestland, I finally joined it. So, AZ Cookbook is now on Pinterest!

http://www.pinterest.com/azcookbook/

I am still exploring this social media phenomenon and there is a lot to learn, but so far I have been loving it. Would be super happy to see you follow my page, pin photos from my blog, and help me spread the word.

A few pointers in a nutshell, answering some of the questions you may ask:

1. What is Pinterest?

Pinterest is like your virtual information board, used to collect ideas and draw inspiration from. Instead of pinning things on the actual board hanging on your wall, with Pinterest you pin things you see on the internet onto your virtual board. Pin is your visual bookmark. To be able to Pin any photo, you should have a Pinterest accout. Bu no fret—it is super easy! When you click on a picture you want to pin and it is your first time doing so, you will be taken to Pinterest  and asked to join it (see photo 1). Once you join, you can create individual boards with pictures grouped together based on a particular topic (such as Sweet, Savory, or I wish I could eat this, or Crazy about Chocolate, etc. ). After that—pin anything you like and that has a Pin It button on it and choose a board you want to display it in.

2. How to  pin AZ Cookbook photos to my Pinterest board?

Very easy. You can pin any photo you see on AZ Cookbook. When you hover over a picture, a Pin It button will pop up. Click on it and you are done! That picture will be displayed on your Pinterest.

How to Pin

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Turkish "Split-Belly" Stuffed Eggplant

Turkish "Split Belly" Eggplant

My love for eggplant! It is a never-ending love affair. I even have a childhood “trauma” associated with it. I remember that day clearly, now after so many years. I was probably about 7 or 8, or maybe even a little older. This happened back in Baku.  My mom made stuffed eggplant dish for dinner. We were sitting around the table. Mom served everybody. I glanced at my sister’s plate, then at mine, and, to my utter “shock”, noticed that the stuffed eggplant on hers was just a little bigger!

I was enraged and voiced my strong disapproval, ignoring all the house-established rules of good manners. “I would not eat a smaller eggplant,”  I said. I don’t remember the bits of conversation that followed after that, but what I clearly remember is that shortly after my revolt, I was sitting alone in our front yard (we had a small house with a gated front yard), sulking over the lost opportunity to enjoy that delicious stuffed eggplant, albeit its size. I do not remember if I was allowed to come back and finish my dinner. That doesn’t matter much.

Turkish "Split Belly" Eggplant

What matters, my friends, is that I still do glance at other people’s plates comparing the eggplants on theirs to those on mine. Just kidding:)

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