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 […]

The Best Hummus

Leyla loves to make hummus, as you can see in this video: Hummus is so healthy. It also makes a great base for different seasonings and flavors. Hummus can be very colorful, blended with different spices, vegetables and herbs. Leyla likes to experiment with different combinations of vegetables and spices. She likes to see what […]

The Best Salad Dressings

Today, we are going to talk about salad dressings. It may seem like a simple topic but it’s really much more than a “sauce” put on a salad. At Cafe 21, we make our salad dressing from scratch. We prefer vinaigrette of various flavors because they best bring out the taste of the vegetables without […]

Sangria – with love

One of our specialties at Cafe 21 is our Sangria. We spend a lot of time picking the right wines with the right notes and flavors. We make sure our fruits are fresh and whole and as pesticide-free as possible. Our Sangria is the result of a lot of investment in time and love to […]

Making your own Home-made Mozzarella

Today, I would like to give you an easy recipe for your own Mozzarella Cheese. Mozzarella is very good with caprese salads, pizzas and as quick appetizers, combined with basil or as a simple cheese ball ingredient mixed with herbs, spices and nuts. Mozzarella most usually comes in two consistencies – hard or soft. Hard […]

Why Clarified Butter is Better

For this blog post, I would like to explain the difference between clarified butter and regular butter, point out a few health benefits of clarified butter, and share how Leyla makes it! What is Clarified Butter? To better understand what makes clarified butter different from regular butter, let’s talk about regular butter first. Butter, unlike […]