Happy Novruz!

Wishing you all a happy Novruz! I am including some pictures of President Ilham Aliyev and First Lady Mehriban Aliyeva taking part in the festivities in Baku, eating plov (above) or drinking tea with the traditional sweets (below).

I realize that Food Perestroika’s repertoire of Azeri cuisine is somewhat limited at the moment (the most notable entry being the Pepper Dolma), but I promise I’ve got new recipes coming soon.

In the meantime, you can check out the dishes in my latest Azerbaijan Adventures here and here.