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Books in Baku Bookstores!

"Pomegranates and Saffron" in Bookstores

Here is my book in a bookstore! Photo credit: Farida Bashirova Hello, friends in Baku! I have some awesome news for you.  My cookbook, “Pomegranates and Saffron,” is now available in all of Baku’s Ali and Nino bookstores. I am super excited! My book in bookstores? Sounds like a dream, still. But it happened! Note that the stock is limited. Thank you […]

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Books Arrived in Baku!

"Pomegranates & Saffron"

Hello, friends in Baku! I have great news for you. As I’ve already announced on our Facebook page, my book “Pomegranates and Saffron” has arrived in Baku. Those of you who pre-ordered it, will be able to pick it up from a designated place in downtown Baku (e-mail with details will be sent out soon). After the pre-ordering stage is […]

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Cookbook Trailer is Here!

Pomegranates and Saffron

My 11-year daughter Meltem put together this beautiful trailer for my cookbook. Made with love. Hope you help me share this love! Enjoy! And thank you for watching. Previous posts about “Pomegranates and Saffron”: My Book is Ready to Pre-Order! So, What’s in the Book: Part I (book contents) So, What’s in the Book: Part II Some Exciting Cookbook News […]

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My Cookbook is Here!

Pomegranates and Saffron

Here it is! My cookbook! Finally!  I am over the moon happy. The book looks absolutely beautiful inside and out, modesty aside. The experience of seeing your own book “being born” was amazing! The printing house did a great job with every step of the process. Here’s the link to my cookbook. You can still pre-order it. It will soon be […]

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Soon, Very Soon!

A Glimpse at "Pomegranates and Saffron"

Samples pages from “Pomegranates and Saffron” Soon, very soon, I will be flying to Istanbul to  get real close to my dream come true—to seeing my book actually come off the print! So very excited! http://www.azcookbook.com/pomegranatesandsaffron/ So, I will spend about 10 day in the printing house, working  on color proofs and other printing-related things, then watching the printing team actually send the book […]

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Some Exciting Cookbook News – Part II

cookbook

Great news for friends of AZ Cookbook in Azerbaijan! – You can now pre-order my cookbook, Pomegranates and Saffron, online, without paying any shipping fees!  Once the book is out, you can pick up your copy from a designated place (to be determined later) in Baku. In this case, you will only pay the special pre-order price of $35 (regular price $38) […]

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Some Exciting Cookbook News + A Sneak Peek

"Pomegranates and Saffron" - Savory Breads Contents

A sneak peek at the Contents page for one of the recipe categories in “Pomegranates and Saffron” – Savory Breads, Pies, and Pastries. Lots of delicious recipes in there! Annnd the news! Dear friends of AZ Cookbook in Turkey! You asked – “Will your cookbook be distributed in Turkey, too?”,  “Where in Turkey can we buy your cookbook since the shipping from […]

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So, What’s in the Book – Part II

Hospitality and Food

A glimpse at the pages from the chapter about hospitality and food. Hello, guys. Excuse my absence but I haven’t forgotten you. Been busy with things book related and all have been very exciting so far! The pre-orders keep pouring in and I cannot thank you enough for that! Thank you for the support of the work I’ve put my […]

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So, What’s in the Book?

Pomegranates and Saffron Book Contents

Pictured: Rice Pilaf with Sour Cherries and Golden Crust (recipe in “Pomegranates and Saffron”) Friends, thank you so much for showing such great support to my cookbook! Your pre-orders keep coming! I’ve received quite a few emails from some of you, asking about the contents of the book and the type of recipes included in it. Below is the CONTENTS page […]

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My Cookbook is Ready to Pre-Order!

Pomegranates And Saffron Book Cover

Yes, yes, and yes! Finally!  My book – Pomegranates and Saffron: A Culinary Journey to Azerbaijan – is NOW ready to PRE-ORDER! I am a bit too excited to put my thoughts into words. But I’ll try. This  book is a result of over 6 years of work. Perhaps the most difficult job I’ve undertaken so far (besides raising two kids)! But […]

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Behind the Scenes – Book Cover Photo Shoot

Book cover - behind the scenes

Friends, I am very excited to let you know that the work on my first cookbook is progressing! We recently had a photo shoot for the cover. My friend Viktoria, who has the sharpest eyes and is great with food styling, helped me style the dish we chose for the cover. Alan De Herrera, an amazing food photographer, took the photos. […]

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