eat & drink
(clockwise from top left). 
GRILLED RED PEPPER SALAD: grilled red pepper, vinegar, mint, lemon, olive oil.  

#MUTEBBEL: mashed grilled #eggplant, #yogurt, #garlic. 

SAUCED KOFTE: sultanahmet #kofte, #tomato, cucumber, pepper pickles, yogurt, grilled bread in tomato sauce. 

#HAYDARI: yogurt, mint, sunflower oil, garlic.   
 (at Tarihi Sultanahmet Köftecisi Selim Usta - Baku, Azerbaycan)

(clockwise from top left).
GRILLED RED PEPPER SALAD: grilled red pepper, vinegar, mint, lemon, olive oil.

#MUTEBBEL: mashed grilled #eggplant, #yogurt, #garlic.

SAUCED KOFTE: sultanahmet #kofte, #tomato, cucumber, pepper pickles, yogurt, grilled bread in tomato sauce.

#HAYDARI: yogurt, mint, sunflower oil, garlic.
(at Tarihi Sultanahmet Köftecisi Selim Usta - Baku, Azerbaycan)

                                               

Great lunch in #Baku @ Zest

Great lunch in #Baku @ Zest

                                               

thugkitchen: eat like you give a fuck

you’re fucking welcome 

                                               

Lunch at Landmark: Tuna Salad (at Landmark)

Lunch at Landmark: Tuna Salad (at Landmark)

                                               

#Affogato-ing in Baku (at Baku Roasting Company)

#Affogato-ing in Baku (at Baku Roasting Company)

                                               

Second #Breakfast, #Baku style (at Double Coffee)

Second #Breakfast, #Baku style (at Double Coffee)

                                               

First breakfast to fuel up for my journey to find 2nd breakfast - leftover #Azeri bread from @old_garden cafe with organic peanut butter & blackstrap molasses and Aeropressed #Stumptown coffee.  #diy (at Park Inn Hotel - Baku)

First breakfast to fuel up for my journey to find 2nd breakfast - leftover #Azeri bread from @old_garden cafe with organic peanut butter & blackstrap molasses and Aeropressed #Stumptown coffee. #diy (at Park Inn Hotel - Baku)

                                               

Late lunch, #Azeri style.  Traditional #tea, jam, yogurt, fresh bread, #Qutab (one pumpkin, one with greens), tomato & eggs (pomidor cigirtmasi). #putaneggonitinbaku  (at Old Garden)

Late lunch, #Azeri style. Traditional #tea, jam, yogurt, fresh bread, #Qutab (one pumpkin, one with greens), tomato & eggs (pomidor cigirtmasi). #putaneggonitinbaku (at Old Garden)

                                               

Old Garden Cafe is 
built on a site dating back to the Middle Ages that was discovered in an 80’s archeological dig. #thingsthatarerad #jzjourneytobaku  (at Old Garden)

Old Garden Cafe is
built on a site dating back to the Middle Ages that was discovered in an 80’s archeological dig. #thingsthatarerad #jzjourneytobaku (at Old Garden)

                                               

thugkitchen:


There’s nothing wrong with a cold beer on a hot day but sometimes you’ve got to change shit up. Don’t let summer slip by without sipping on this refreshing son of a bitch. Plums, plucots, pluots, use whatthefuckever you can find. Any of these sweet ass stone fruits will work. Level up your libations, motherfucker. 

STONE FRUIT SMASH
makes 2 drinks
2 plums or similar sized stone fruit
6 sprigs fresh thyme
4 ounces gin
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1-2 teaspoons agave or other liquid sweetener*
ice
splash of tonic or soda water**
Cut the plums up into bite-sized pieces. Leave the skin on, don’t overthink this shit. Thrown them in a jar or large glass with a lid. Add the tiny ass branches of thyme, gin, lemon juice, sweetener, and a handful of ice to the jar and throw on the lid. Shake the ever-living fuck out of it until the ice smashes the fruit pieces and everything looks banged to hell. Strain out all the big chunks of fruit and thyme and pour the remaining drink into some glasses over ice. Everything should be all plum colored and looking fancy. You can drink this beautiful bastard as is but feel free to add a couple splashes of tonic if that’s you’re shit.
*If your fruit is sweet enough you can just leave this shit out. Do whatever tastes right to you.
** Optional but add this if you like your drinks to have a little less bite.

thugkitchen:

There’s nothing wrong with a cold beer on a hot day but sometimes you’ve got to change shit up. Don’t let summer slip by without sipping on this refreshing son of a bitch. Plums, plucots, pluots, use whatthefuckever you can find. Any of these sweet ass stone fruits will work. Level up your libations, motherfucker. 

STONE FRUIT SMASH

makes 2 drinks

2 plums or similar sized stone fruit

6 sprigs fresh thyme

4 ounces gin

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1-2 teaspoons agave or other liquid sweetener*

ice

splash of tonic or soda water**

Cut the plums up into bite-sized pieces. Leave the skin on, don’t overthink this shit. Thrown them in a jar or large glass with a lid. Add the tiny ass branches of thyme, gin, lemon juice, sweetener, and a handful of ice to the jar and throw on the lid. Shake the ever-living fuck out of it until the ice smashes the fruit pieces and everything looks banged to hell. Strain out all the big chunks of fruit and thyme and pour the remaining drink into some glasses over ice. Everything should be all plum colored and looking fancy. You can drink this beautiful bastard as is but feel free to add a couple splashes of tonic if that’s you’re shit.

*If your fruit is sweet enough you can just leave this shit out. Do whatever tastes right to you.

** Optional but add this if you like your drinks to have a little less bite.

                                               

#Baku #Breakfast. #putaneggonitinbaku #jzjourneytobaku  (at Park Inn Hotel - Baku)

#Baku #Breakfast. #putaneggonitinbaku #jzjourneytobaku (at Park Inn Hotel - Baku)

                                               

I packed nearly everything I needed to make #ColdBrew in my room. Four Barrel coffee; check. Oversized mason jar; check. Strainer; check.  2nd container to strain into; doh!

Sure all the hotel staff laughed when I went downstairs with a giant mason jar of cold #coffee and explained my dilemma but they gave me a giant pickle jar for my trouble.  I love you too, #Baku.  
 #JZJourneyToBaku (at Park Inn Hotel - Baku)

I packed nearly everything I needed to make #ColdBrew in my room. Four Barrel coffee; check. Oversized mason jar; check. Strainer; check. 2nd container to strain into; doh!

Sure all the hotel staff laughed when I went downstairs with a giant mason jar of cold #coffee and explained my dilemma but they gave me a giant pickle jar for my trouble. I love you too, #Baku.
#JZJourneyToBaku (at Park Inn Hotel - Baku)

                                               

#RoomService Dinner: #CroqueMadame & side of #Baku Tomatoes.  #PutAnEggOnItInBaku (at Park Inn Hotel - Baku)

#RoomService Dinner: #CroqueMadame & side of #Baku Tomatoes. #PutAnEggOnItInBaku (at Park Inn Hotel - Baku)

                                               

Pre-Baku #coffee preparations: New Orleans #ColdBrew and freshly roasted beans from Mexico.  (at Blue Bottle Coffee)

Pre-Baku #coffee preparations: New Orleans #ColdBrew and freshly roasted beans from Mexico. (at Blue Bottle Coffee)

                                               

#ShavedSnow in Northridge.   (at SweetSnow)

#ShavedSnow in Northridge. (at SweetSnow)