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Rice Pilaf with Sour CherriesRice 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 picture (disregard the page numbers for now). There are 15 food categories, including appetizers and salads, soups and stews, lamb and beef, poultry and game, fish, and others. Most recipes (about 90%) have never been published on the blog, while the rest are some favorites from here.

Besides recipes, the book will contain interesting information on the country’s hospitality, holidays, and lots of food-related sayings and proverbs throughout. You will also find chapters on basics and techniques of Azerbaijani cooking, a glossary of commonly used ingredients and culinary terms, conversion charts, and additional resources about the country.

I hope you will enjoy reading this book and cooking from it as much as I did writing it for you.

Note that the First Edition is Limited. To pre-order your own copy  please click HERE.

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Thank you!

Pomegranates and Saffron Book Contents

  • Links to Reads: October 2015
    November 3, 2015
    Links to Reads: October 2015
    I took this picture of pomegranates in Azerbaijan just recently, on my trip there for dad. It is pomegranate season there—they are everywhere and are inexpensive. Juicy and the best! Time for the Links to Reads! Hello, November! Good bye, October. Until recently, October was the month my father was born in. In 2015, it also became the month I...
  • Links to Reads: September 2015
    October 1, 2015
    Links to Reads: September 2015
    Cherries at the farmer’s market in Yantai, China. I wanted to buy all! Wow. My Links to Reads took a vacation for the entire summer! No links. Because somebody thought there was no time to read and share some cool stuff while on vacation. A selfish act to say the least. She had an alibi. Well, there was so much...
  • Blackberry Roulade
    September 23, 2015
    Blackberry Roulade
    What do you say we make something with blackberries today? Like blackberry roulade.  I’ll confess I made it in June when the berry season was ripe, right before our trip to China, but the times have been hectic ever since and I procrastinated. I do hope you can still find berries where you live. We are  lucky in Los Angles....
  • Second Edition is Here – Order Your Copy Now!
    September 14, 2015
    Second Edition is Here - Order Your Copy Now!
    The  books have arrived in Los Angeles.  Yes, the Second Edition of “Pomegranates & Saffron“ is ready to be shipped to those of you who pre-ordered it at a special rate. The first batch will ship out around September 20. I am excited for you and for myself, too! I’m in the mood to do something special for you. Although...
  • Living Now Book Award – Won!
    September 10, 2015
    Living Now Book Award  -  Won!
            I arrived in Los Angeles from Baku on August 31. On September 1, still jet-lagged and already homesick, I was feeling down. I checked my email box. And ta da! A surprise! An email notifying me that my book “Pomegranates & Saffron” became the Silver Medalist of Living Now Book Awards! Totally made my day and...
  • Second Edition Available in Azerbaijan and Turkey!
    July 12, 2015
    Second Edition Available in Azerbaijan and Turkey!
    Hello, friends. I have some updates on the Second Edition of “Pomegranates & Saffron!“ I am super excited about all of them and hope you will be, too. UPDATE #1 The book has arrived in Baku! A limited number of copies. Those of you who pre-ordered it, will be able to pick up your copy from a designated place in...
  • 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...
  • 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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