Highlights of Shusha’s First Grand International Food Festival [PHOTO]
May 6, 2022 7:00 p.m. (UTC+04:00)
The first international food festival organized by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and the National Tourism Agency of Azerbaijan is held in the cultural capital of the country – the city of Shusha [liberated from Armenian occupation in the 2020 second Karabakh war]Trend reports.
The event was attended by Executive Director of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan Anar Alakbarov, Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Russia, People’s Artist Polad Bulbuloghlu, Chairman of the National Tourism Agency Fuad Naghiyev, prominent public figures, representatives of culture and science, creative intelligentsia and youth, as well as foreign guests.
This amazing holiday has become a truly vivid reflection of the ancient traditions and customs of the hospitable Azerbaijani people, an extravaganza for gourmets and a symbol of peace and friendship among the peoples of the world.
This is because chefs, international experts, food industry representatives and food bloggers from Turkey, Russia, Germany, Austria, China, France, Georgia, Iran , Israel, Italy, Malaysia, Turkey, Japan, Belgium, The Czech Republic, Canada, the Republic of Korea, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and other countries also take part in the festival which takes place will be held from May 5 to 8.
Many guests of the festival can get acquainted with the dishes of national cuisine of different countries, take part in masterclasses of professional chefs and learn the specifics of cooking, and visit areas for tasting wines, cheeses and other products.
Guests can also enjoy various shows, concerts and exhibitions presented in the recreation and entertainment areas, and see examples of Azerbaijani folk crafts. A continuous artistic program with the participation of more than 100 art masters gives a special energy to the festival.
Of particular interest are pavilions representing various economic regions of Azerbaijan, including Absheron-Khizi, Baku, Mountain Shirvan, Ganja-Dashkasan, Lankaran-Astara, Central Aran, Nakhchivan, Karabakh, Guba-Khachmaz and Shaki-Zagatala.
The taste and variety of the country’s regional cuisines give the festival particularly vivid colors.
Besides the dishes of the peoples of the world, the material and spiritual values of different countries are also presented during the festival. According to this concept, the pavilions installed within the framework of the festival were created taking into account the characteristic architectural features of the countries they represent.
In each pavilion, guests are greeted with national music, and fragments of famous works are presented to them.
Also, during the festival, the creative team of Azerkhalcha OJSC organizes various interactive presentations on the traditions of carpet weaving.
Culinary publications from the Heydar Aliyev Foundation are also presented at the festival.
The plenary “Shusha. Spring Legend” will also be held in the city with the participation of Azerbaijani artists and sculptors within the festival. Works created within nature will reflect the current situation and the wonderful nature of the liberated city.
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