Nowruz

A Musayev Family Tradition

Musa is from Azerbaijan, a small country just south of Russia. It has been so much fun blending our two cultures and taking on each other’s family traditions. One of Musa’s family traditions is a Spring holiday called Nowruz, which is a celebration for Spring! During this time, everyone bakes sweets and shares them with all their friends and family. Some of his family favorites are Baku-StyleBaklava, Shorgoghal, Shekerbura, and Karabakh-Style Filled Sweet Bread. They’re very savory, buttery, and filled with nuts and spices like cardamom and cumin.

As an engagement gift, close family friends of ours got me this AMAZING Azerbaijan cookbook called, Pomegranates and Saffron: A Culinary Journey to Azerbaijan by Feride Buyuran. This is the most loved and used cookbook I own! It has been so special to have all of Musa’s family recipes all in one place, things that Grandma would cook! I think that food is such an important part of someone’s heritage. Food is what brings a family together, creates memories, and is a little piece of home wherever you go. It feels so good to be able to make Musa’s favorite meals!

Baking for Nowruz, happens over course of two days, from morning until night. It is a lot of preparation, layers of dough, and pounds of butter, but it is oh so worth it! This year, we had Hannah Capps Photography take photos of us while we were baking! It was so much fun and such a great memory to pass down for generations. I’m so obsessed with these photos and can’t wait to print them for our home!!

 

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March 31, 2019

Nowruz

A Musayev Family Tradition

Musa is from Azerbaijan, a small country just south of Russia. It has been so much fun blending our two cultures and taking on each other’s family traditions. One of Musa’s family traditions is a Spring holiday called Nowruz, which is a celebration for Spring! During this time, everyone bakes sweets and shares them with all their friends and family. Some of his family favorites are Baku-StyleBaklava, Shorgoghal, Shekerbura, and Karabakh-Style Filled Sweet Bread. They’re very savory, buttery, and filled with nuts and spices like cardamom and cumin.

As an engagement gift, close family friends of ours got me this AMAZING Azerbaijan cookbook called, Pomegranates and Saffron: A Culinary Journey to Azerbaijan by Feride Buyuran. This is the most loved and used cookbook I own! It has been so special to have all of Musa’s family recipes all in one place, things that Grandma would cook! I think that food is such an important part of someone’s heritage. Food is what brings a family together, creates memories, and is a little piece of home wherever you go. It feels so good to be able to make Musa’s favorite meals!

Baking for Nowruz, happens over course of two days, from morning until night. It is a lot of preparation, layers of dough, and pounds of butter, but it is oh so worth it! This year, we had Hannah Capps Photography take photos of us while we were baking! It was so much fun and such a great memory to pass down for generations. I’m so obsessed with these photos and can’t wait to print them for our home!!

 

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