Pomegranates and Saffron Cookbook

Pomegranates and Saffron Cookbook

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Have you ever tried food from Azerbaijan? Do you know where this country is? I had a general idea, but definitely could not have drawn it on a map. The country’s borders and culture have gone through a lot of changes over the centuries. The food is similar to some of it’s neighbors (Iran, Armenia, Georgia, Russia and Turkey), but is unique.

Pomegrantes and Saffron author, Feride Buyuran, is living in California, but was raised in Azerbaijan. She’s done a whole lot of research with family and friends in order to put together this one of a kind, award winning cookbook.

It includes recipes from the different regions of Azerbaijan along with personal stories about the dishes and the culture of the country. It’s enjoyable to simply open up the cookbook to read and look at the photographs, but it’s even more of a joy to eat this delicious food.

Melissa’s Produce hosted a food blogger luncheon with Feride. She is passionate and knowledgable about the foods of her homeland.  Here are some of the dishes from the cookbook:

Chopped Vegetable Salad

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Vegetable Kabob Salad

Pomegranates and Saffron Cookbook

Rice Pilaf with Dill and Fava Beans

This was easily my favorite dish from the luncheon!

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Meatballs in Sweet and Sour Tomato Sauce

Pomegranates and Saffron Cookbook

Ganja Style Chicken with Eggs

Pomegranates and Saffron Cookbook

Baku Style Baklava

The dough is thicker than the Turkish and Greek baklava I’m accustomed to. This is moist and chewier. It’s very good!

Pomegranates and Saffron Cookbook

Pomegranates and Saffron
A Culinary Journey to Azerbaijan
by Feride Buyuran
isbn 978-0996173124

Pomegranates and Saffron Cookbook

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7 comments for “Pomegranates and Saffron Cookbook

  1. mrsshukra
    June 30, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    My favorite kind of food!

  2. Maryann D.
    July 1, 2016 at 4:11 am

    I would certainly enjoy any of these meals from this lovely cook book!

  3. vickie couturier
    July 1, 2016 at 4:27 am

    some of those look great dont think ive ever eatern a pomegranate

  4. ANN*H
    July 1, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    I love pomegranates so much , takes time to peel them ,but so good in salads too

  5. ger
    July 1, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Those dishes look fantastic!

  6. Mary Mac
    July 6, 2016 at 1:54 am

    Great recipes. Will look for this book.

  7. Mia
    July 6, 2016 at 11:05 am

    Looks very tasty. I like trying foods from different regions.

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