Gurza – A perfect Azeri California Creation

Azerbaijani cuisine is very rich in homemade dishes with dough, and minced meat and Gurza holds an extraordinary place as a traditional Azerbaijani dish. With the addition of the Californian citrus kumquat reduction, this dish has transformed to something more, a pure fusion of two worlds, Azerbaijan and the golden state of California. Chef Leyla’s […]

Delicious Borek

Borek is a very popular dish and with good reason. It has withstood the test of time. Originating during the Middle Ages, Borek is still something that you can find on the streets of Azerbaijan, as well as countries in Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean, and the Middle East. This dish has many variations. At its […]

Azeri Food

Leyla and I are from Azerbaijan, which is a country in Eurasia. Azerbaijan is located on the Caspian Sea, and shares borders with Russia, Georgia, Armenia, Turkey, and Iran. Food from Azerbaijan is referred to as Azeri food. Since we’re now serving more Azeri food at Cafe 21, I thought it would be a good […]