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Introducing the All-New AZ Cookbook!

All New Azcookbook

Happy New Year, guys! Hope you  had a wonderful celebration and are ready to start another beautiful year.

I have great news to share with you. AZ Cookbook has a brand new design now! The new blog is clean, easy to navigate, and mobile friendly. A big thank you goes to my husband Murat and the team at Meltem Technology for working day and night to produce what you see and what I really like.

Also notice our brand new logo, designed by one amazing designer, Alina Bayramova. I am in love with it.

So, here  are some useful features the new blog  offers for your convenience:

1. You can browse the recipes by Ingredient, by Type, and by Monthly Postings.

2. Also note our Picture Gallery – my favorite addition to the blog!

3. Check out our Resources: How-To, Conversion, and Where to Find Ingredients.

4. Our new series – the AZ Cookbook Tablescapes – has its own place on the blog, too.

5. Don’t forget to join AZ Cookbook on social media. Click on the icons in the header to do so. Let’s keep in touch.

Please browse the blog and let me know what you think. We are still working on eliminating some small  glitches here and there and doing minor touch-ups to the design. But overall it is ready.

If you come across any broken link, please let me know  and we’ll fix it. We all know broken links are a curse of a website transfer.

The brand new AZ Cookbook has a lot of recipes in store to share with you in the new year. Stay tuned! Enjoy!


  • 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....
  • 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....
  • 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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