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Links to Reads: December 2014

Links to Reads: December 2014

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Goodbye (almost!), December! We are leaving another year behind. I look forward to a new year of happiness, health, and peace for everybody. Happy New Year, guys!

Meanwhile, the December Links to Reads is ready! Enjoy!

* World’s best sushi chef, Jiro Ono, contemplates the end of sushi. Tuna may be gone. Sad, sad. (On another note: I just watched a documentary about Jiro Ono called “Jiro Dreams of Sushi” and I highly recommend it. He is absolutely amazing!)

* A secret story of nutmeg spice on  NPR.

* How to enhance the flavor of your food. Bring on some music!

* The 2014 olive oil harvest is  down. Shop for it wisely.

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  • We Won Gourmand Best in the World Award!
    June 28, 2015
    We Won Gourmand Best in the World Award!
      Finally! I am sharing the great news with you after announcing it to the world, except my blog readers. I’d been experiencing some technical issues with the blog, but all is well now. So here it comes! “Pomegranates & Saffron” Won the Gourmand Best in the World Award! It happened on June 9, 2015 in Yantai, China where the Gourmand...
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  • Pre-Order Second Edition of “Pomegranates & Saffron”
    June 4, 2015
    Pomegranates And Saffron | Best-in-the-World-Award-by-Gourmand-2014
    Friends, I have some awesome news to share with you. 1. Tomorrow I am going to China. Sounds surreal to me, but this is happening. I constantly ask myself, “Am I dreaming?” My suitcase reminds me I am not. As you may already know, my cookbook is one of the Gourmand World Cookbook Award winners in the Eastern European category....
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  • Links to Reads: May 2015
    June 1, 2015
    Links to Reads: May 2015
    May was busy. Super busy. I was buried in work. Because I am moving forward with the Second Edition of my cookbook. Yes, it is happening. And I am super excited.  More about it coming  to the blog soon.  Right now I’d like to take you to the Links to Reads. Here are some good articles I read in May....
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  • Links to Reads: April 2015
    April 30, 2015
    Links to Reads: April 2015
    We are about to say good bye to April and to welcome May to our life. I did some online reading in April. Enjoy my top 10 Links to Reads. * How the gluten-free movement is ruining our relationship with food. * Countries who cook the most and the least. * Scientists finally figure out why lobsters turn red when...
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  • Support “Pomegranates & Saffron” on Kickstarter
    April 17, 2015
    Support "Pomegranates & Saffron" on Kickstarter
    Dear friends of AZ Cookbook, Some news! I’ve just launched a Project Fundraiser on Kickstarter! Please click on the picture above to be directed to the project page. All the details, why’s and how’s of the fundraiser are listed there. I count on your support, which has always meant a lot to me! Thank you so much in advance! Much...
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  • Vienna Chocolate Cake
    April 6, 2015
    Vienna Chocolate Cake
    Spring is here and today I am sharing with you the most spring-fitting recipe ever! OK. I am not. I am bad, I know. Because today we have lots of chocolate on the menu. Wait! Chocolate has no season, right? You can enjoy it any time, right? Well, then I have all the excuse to post this recipe today for...
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  • Links to Reads: March 2015
    April 3, 2015
    Links to Reads: March 2015
    The belated March Links to Reads are ready. I enjoyed these articles. Hope you do, too. * Foie gras. Cruel or couture? * And the winner is… “Ugly” veggies. * Bringing a Native American food culture into the modern world. * What makes Indian food so delicious?  * Worldwide hunger for chocolate is driving out primates in Ivory Coast....
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  • Raw Spice Bar – Around the World with Spices
    March 16, 2015
    Raw Spice Bar - Around the World with Spices
    I was recently contacted by the staff of Raw Spice Bar, a new company based out of Los Angeles and asked if I would like to try their newly lunched subscription service that comes with cool products. Their products are spices from around the world. Freshly ground, small batch premium spice blends that arrive at your doorsteps once a month....
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