April 5, 2009

The Heydar Aliyev Foundation has published a booklet in English entitled “The Azerbaijani Cuisine”

The Heydar Aliyev Foundation has published a booklet in English talking of the Azerbaijani cuisine. The booklet contains information about the features of the Azerbaijani cuisine formed for centuries . It was mentioned that the Azerbaijani cuisine was one of the richest, most ancient and delicious cuisines in the world. Not only is it about meals and techniques of their cooking. The cuisine in Azerbaijan is an integral part of the country’s multi-centennial culture, harmoniously absorbing local history, philosophy, dietary and nutritional traditions, culture of feast, physiology, hygiene, ethics, aesthetics, poetry and many other aspects that constitute the basis of the Azerbaijani identity.

Azerbaijani Cuisine has been created for millennia by our ancestors residing in the territories contemporary Republic of Azerbaijan, the Southern Azerbaijan (nowadays Northern provinces of Iran), Iravan Khanate (duchy), Zangazur and Geoycha regions (nowadays Armenia), Borchaly District (Georgia), Derbend (Autonomous Republic of Dagestan, Russia) and many other areas of the region. 

In addition to general information, methods of preparation of various dishes, sweets and drinks have been given in the booklet.