Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 13 / Trend S.Agayeva /
Azerbaijan's cuisine is presented in Mexico at the festival of the Azerbaijani and Turkish cooking.
The festival of the Azerbaijani and Turkish cooking organized with the support of the Azerbaijani Culture and Tourism Ministry and Communications and IT Ministry has already been opened and the event will run up to Oct.17, the Azerbaijani Embassy in Mexico reported on Wednesday .
During the festival, visitors and residents of the Mexico City will familiarize with the best culinary dishes, drinks and sweets of the Azerbaijani national cuisine in one of the most prestigious hotels Nikko Mexico.
Chief cook Sanan Aliyev was invited from Baku to demonstrate the subtleties and extravagance of the Azerbaijani cuisine at the festival.
Azerbaijani and Turkish Ambassadors to Mexico Ilgar Mukhtarov and Alev Kilic opened the festival with the welcoming speeches. "The Azerbaijani cuisine is distinctive. It has its own national character and is known for a unique gamut of tastes and aromas. Azerbaijan's geographic location at the crossroads of ancient and active trade routes promoted the enrichment of the Azerbaijani cuisine," Mukhtarov said.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mexican Foreign Ministry's European Affairs Department Head Jose Ignacio Madrazo stressed that it is not the first cultural activity conducted by the Azerbaijani Embassy in such a short period of operation in Mexico.
After the welcoming speeches, participants enjoyed a performance of the Azerbaijani symphonic music - the works of famous composers such as Uzeyir Hajibeyov, Gara Garayev, Fikret Amirov and others. The concert program also included the Azerbaijani National Dance, which pleased the participants.
The festival program also includes a demonstration of the documentary films about Azerbaijan and show of the national costumes.
The embassy agreed with the hotel management that the Azerbaijani dishes will be offered on the menu of restaurant during a year.
The event was widely covered by the country's media outlets, including well-known newspapers such as "Reform", "Milenion" and the country's only English-language newspaper "The News".
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