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I Won Ice Cream + My 6 Word Memoir


Yesterday was no ordinary day. I won a contest. And the gift I am receiving is no ordinary either. I won ice cream! My foodie collegue, the most inspiring, creative and fun Erin at Erin Cooks held this contest for the best Ask Erin question. She posted the names of the three winners she picked, and I was thrilled to […]


Two Times Tart – A Trans-Cultural Culinary Exploration


Last month I received an email from Julie Upmeyer in Istanbul who was asking whether I would like to contribute a tart filling recipe for her project called Two Times Tart. The project was a trans-cultural culinary exploration of tastes and geographies, created from the contributions of 9 individuals from Turkey, and its eight neighboring countries -Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Syria, Georgia, […]


Spring is in the Air!

Tree in Bloom

Spring is coming. With its colors, liveliness and freshness. Where I live we’ve been seeing trees blooming and hearing birds chirping for quite some time already. I took a picture of our neighbor’s beautiful tree in full bloom (our apricot tree is lazy, it’s just starting to bloom, slowly) a couple of days ago, during my morning stroll with the […]


It’s Official Now!

AZ Cookbook | It’s Official Now! | Welcome to my kitchen, friends!

Today is January 23, 2008 and my long ago conceived idea to have my own food blog has finally turned into reality and I am officially ready to welcome you here! Ok, here we go… Welcome to my kitchen, friends! If you love to try something new, authentic, different, flavorful and nutritious, you are in the right place. This blog […]

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