In 2011 we asked you to vote for our Aushak recipe which we entered in a dumpling contest. Thanks to you and all of our friends around the world we won the dumpling contest which landed our recipe in the newly published, The FOOD52 Cookbook, Volume 2, a crowdsourced and curated cookbook.
This cookbook contains 75 recipes, beautiful photos, scrumptious seasonal recipes and of course our world famous Aushak recipe on page 194, just in case you were wondering.
The book is an amalgamation of recipes, ideas, and techniques collected by Amanda Hessler (formerly NY Times food writer) and Merrill Stubbs from their very popular food blog, Food52. Both ladies are accomplished cooks and food writers who wanted to give people from all walks of life a way to exchange their ideas and to celebrate each other’s talents so they started this blog which has skyrocketed in popularity.
Here is what some of their community said about the Aushak recipe:
"This was amazing. And I added some of the leftover garlic yogurt to my scrambled eggs this morning. Some of the best scrambled eggs I've ever made!"
Brilliant, I have not thought of adding yogurt to eggs but now I will have to give this a try.
" That's a wonderful recipe. I think it would make a great bento box lunch item, packing the sauce in the little compartments and the dumplings and meat in the main container for rewarming."
Ok, I don't own a bento box but perhaps I should get one.
Get out of your cooking rut, get yourself a copy of this book and try their great seasonal recipes in 2013. I love to blog but some how I get a little extra satisfaction from seeing my name in print.
Slowly we are making Afghan food known around the world and we have you to thank for it.