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Baku baklava

Baku baklava

  Baklava, or pakhlava, is a sweet of pastry, nuts and honey popular across the Caucasus, Middle East and eastern Mediterranean. Azerbaijani cuisine has several varieties of baklava. Baku baklava is traditionally served at the Novruz spring holiday, together with shekerbura and gogal, but is also enjoyed throughout the year. …

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Stuffed aubergines, peppers and tomatoes

Stuffed aubergines, peppers and tomatoes

The term dolma covers a variety of stuffed vegetable dishes, widespread in the Middle East and Mediterranean area. Stuffed aubergines (eggplant), peppers and tomatoes are a very popular form of summer dolma across Azerbaijan. Usually, all three are made at the same time. As in yarpaq dolması (stuffed vine leaves), …

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Socially Responsible Travel

socially responsible travel

Global tourism is big business. Billions of the world‘s travel dollars go to corporations from industrialized countries who operate resort complexes. Responsible travel is known as Alternative Travel, Green Travel, Ecotourism, Environmental Travel. Money and jobs from well-planned ecotourism programs provide conditions for developing countries to preserve their environment and …

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Stuffed cabbage leaves | Kelem dolmasi

Kelem dolmasi - Stuffed cabbage leaves

The term dolma covers a variety of stuffed vegetable dishes, widespread in the Middle East and Mediterranean area. Cabbage dolma, or stuffed cabbage leaves, are popular all year round in Azerbaijan, but especially in winter when other vegetables are not so widely available. We give below a standard filling for …

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Herb omelette | Goyarti kukusu

Goyarti kukusu - Herb omelette

Goyarti kukusu is not just a herb omelette, it’s an omelette packed with herbs and spinach. Kuku can be made with a variety of herbs, with each combination producing a slightly different flavour. It’s a popular and easy breakfast dish and can be cooked on a hob or in the …

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Walnut and herb omelette | Qoz kukusu

Qoz kukusu - Walnut and herb omelette

Walnuts add even more flavour and texture to the herb-packed omelette, goyarti kukusu. Kuku can be made with a variety of herbs, with each combination producing a slightly different flavour. It’s a popular and easy breakfast dish and can be cooked on a hob or in the oven. Preparation time: …

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