Spring is here and it means Novruz to Azerbaijan and several other countries around the world. It is time to celebrate the arrival of spring, the nature’s awakening, new life [...]
Dear friends of AZ Cookbook! Wanted to wish you all and your loved ones a Happy New Year! May the new year bring only joy, happiness, health, prosperity, success, luck, [...]
Meltem holding a plate with sprouted wheat, Semeni, symbol of Novruz.
Dear friends of AZ Cookbook! Happy Novruz to you, happy Spring to you! May this holiday bring you happy [...]
Photo courtesy: My friend Rovshana Samadova. Taken in Washington D.C. Rovshana didn’t know it would end up on my blog, but as an avid hunter for anything pomegranate I spotted [...]
Along with scrumptious multi-layered pakhlava (baklava) and tender nut-filled shekerbura, spice-infused flaky bread shorgoghal (alternative spelling: shor goghali) is another irresistable edible attribute of Novruz. In fact, the three are [...]
Happy International Women’s Day to all my lady readers and their loved ones! Wishing you all a life as beautiful and colorful as this rose.
Hey, friends. Just wanted to wish you all a very Happy Near Year. I wish you only the best, which includes health, happiness, luck, tons of joy, great friendships, realization [...]
If Samani is a green symbol of Novruz, two desserts, Pakhlava (baklava) and Shekerbura, are the spring holiday’s sweet symbols. No Novruz table is complete without these delicious nut filled [...]
This is my daughter Meltem, holding samani, symbol of spring
The month of March holds a very special place for Azerbaijanis. It is the month when Novruz, a spring holiday, is [...]
Today is the 8th of March - International Women’s Day. I don’t think it is celebrated in the US, but in Azerbaijan it is big. Good for women, bad for [...]