Autumn 2004 (12.3)
I've recently come across your article in Azerbaijan International
about healthful eating habits of the Azerbaijani people ["Nutrition
for Longevity", by Farid Alakbarov, AI 8.3 (Autumn 2000).
Search at AZER.com].
My wife and I are very interested in Azerbaijani food and culture
as we have adopted a baby boy from Azerbaijan last fall and hope
to adopt a little girl this fall. We are planning a celebration
for the one-year anniversary of our son so we're in search of
some recipes from the Internet, but we're having trouble finding
any. In particular, we really enjoyed these dishes: Azerbaijani
breads-Lavash as well as bread baked in a mud-oven called tandir,
dushbara [dumplings], lula-kabab, lentil soup and Mimosa salad
[layers of chicken, egg, potato and carrot covered with mayonnaise
and then yellow cheese spread on top].
My wife and I spent six weeks in Baku during the adoption process,
and we absolutely loved it! We found the people to be among the
friendliest and most affectionate people we have ever had the
pleasure of knowing. We made several friends and still stay in
contact with some of them. We love Baku and were able to travel
to several other places as well-Gobustan [prehistoric petroglyphs]
and Gara-Bulag, a year-round resort in Gusar, near Long Forest
Resort near Guba in north Azerbaijan. It was wonderful!
We would love to be more involved in the Azerbaijani culture
and raise our children with a deep love for its culture. We think
food is one way and that's why our search for some of these recipes.
Thanks so much.
(12.3) Autumn 2004.
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