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AZ Cookbook in AZ Magazine – With Steve Hollier

Photo by Steve Hollier

Photo by Steve Hollier: Absheron National Park. A couple of months ago I received an email from Steve Hollier, new editor of AZ Magazine in Baku. He was asking if I would like to run my own food column in the magazine. I who always thinks I can handle more than I really can, didn’t think much before saying Yes. […]


Of Pomegranate, Thanksgiving the Azerbaijani Way, and More

A Glimpse of the Annual Pomegranate Festival in the Region of Goychay in Azerbaijan. Dancing the “Pomegranate” Dance. Photo Source: Respublika newspaper. Friends, I am happy to share with you the news of the recent launch of Azerbaijani Radio Hour program in Washington D.C’s New World Radio station (WUST AM 1120). A weekly one-hour program (first half in English, second […]


Desserts Magazine – Zebra Cake: Revisited

Have you heard about this wonderful publication called Desserts Magazine? If not, here’s your chance to get yourself comfortable and  start flipping through the pages filled with recipes for mouth-watering desserts, step by step instructions, baking tips, food photography and many more. There is always something for everybody! I literally can’t take my eyes off the screen every time I […]


A Shower of Awards


Looks like I am going to turn into one spoiled blogger. No kidding! With all the wonderful awards my fellow foodies have been bestowing upon me ever since I have started blogging? I received 5 awards within the past week – all from my favorite food blogs! Thank you guys! I am pleased and happy and boy, do I feel […]


My First Newspaper Interview!


Picture Courtesy: Deepa Pant As I am writing this I am still on cloud seven from happiness. As my large fingers (true) are typing what I’ve been intending to share with you for a long time, but waited until it happened, my heart is beating fast and I don’t know where to begin. When I had just started this blog […]


Award + Award + Award + Award


Blogging is great. Blogging is fun. With sweet awards for everyone! I know, I know, poetry and Farida are incompatible. But at least it rhymes:) Just wanted to say how happy I am. I received four more awards from my fellow foodies and I am immensely grateful to them for their beautiful gesture! My first award comes from Isha of […]


More Awards + Sheki, Azerbaijan


My friend Georgina of Coffee and Vanilla Gloria at Mimi on the Move The second award Georgina kindly bestowed upon me is the Thoughtful Blogger Award. And I am passing it on to a very special blogger I met recently – Ayten at


Awards + Do I Really Need A Competitor?


A couple of days ago I received three more awards (actually 2, I am in the process of claiming the third one) from my fellow foodies. They made my day but I am also incredibly humbled and flattered. And before I get all nervous and forget, here’s my 30 second thank you speech: I would like to take this opportunity […]