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09 December 2015 [11:01] - Today.Az
By Amina Nazarli
Azerbaijan’s national cuisine, being one of the oldest and richest cuisines in the world, makes many gourmands mouths water.
Among the variety of national dishes, Plov, which is considered a “king” of Azerbaijani cuisine is the most famous and favorite one. This rice dish is served almost at all festive tables in Azerbaijani families.
For those who have never tried it or who want to re-experience its familiar taste, the nation's capital will host the International Plov Festival on December 11.
All countries joining the festival will put on display their traditional rice dishes.
Many variations of plov have evolved from the original ancient recipe. Among the main types of plovs are dishes that include meat, chicken, and vegetables.
This hearty dish is difficult for an inexperienced cook to prepare, as it should never be sticky.
Rice is a popular dish in many Eastern and Asian countries, and every country has its own delicious version of plov.
The festival, which will be held in the country for the second time, will bring together representatives of several countries that have the same tradition of cooking plov.
The organizers of the festival, the National Cuisine Center and the Azerbaijani National Cuisine Association, noted that the event aimed to present the nation's signature dish to its foreign guests.
During the festival, chefs will familiarize visitors with the variety of Azerbaijani dishes made from the rice of different countries.