Meet me


Some background: I am Maryam, born in Baku, Azerbaijan (look it up here:, currently living in New York, while the rest of my family is back in the state of Washington. I am a looong way from home, but that’s ok!

Since I am far away from my immediate family, I don’t get as many chances to eat traditional food from Azerbaijan. I also love cooking, writing AND I love sarcasm. SO, I decided to combine everything in this blog. How? you ask. Well, the main subject of this blog will be my cooking, sometimes food from Azerbaijan, but not alway. I will also talk about what works, what didn’t and why it didn’t (most likely human error by yours truly). I am a generally good cook (so I say), but I am no Ina Garten (gotta love her), hence there are some pretty funny “fails”. So bear with me, questions are welcome and comments are also (you can be mean, go ahead). Enjoy!


10 thoughts on “So…”

  1. Hi! I found your blog in a search for Azeri pastry recipes ! I enjoy your blog and am hoping to create Shekerbura for my friend’s bday in a few weeks!
    I’m not sure how they’ll turn out but I saw some recipes in your comment section on paxlava… I was going to make that but it seems very difficult…
    Ps: if I don’t have the tweezer tool to make the intentions on the Shekerbura, what could I use instead ?
    Thank you!

    1. That’s a good question…That’s one of the reasons I dont make Shekerbura, because I dont have a tool here in the US. I guess you could use regular tweezers bought especially for that purpose:)

      1. Thanks for your reply and the advice.. I may try a tweezer of sorts or else just leave them smooth without decoration and cover in powdered sugar:)
        Thanks again and your blog is lovely.
        Have a nice weekend,

      1. Yes they are delicious! I was glad how they turned out but I wish I had help making them since it took a while: ) but well worth it!

  2. PS I forgot to ask if you have a recipe for Shor gogal that you can recommend? My friend loves them and since my Shekerbura cookies came out great, I figured I would try this too! Thanks so much!

      1. Oh thanks so much for the link… Hmm now that you say it’s the hardest, I’m inspired by the challenge: )
        Thanks again and happy cooking!

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