Brief summary - Azerbaijani cuisine
Azerbaijani cuisine (Azerbaijani: AzÉ™rbaycan mÉ™tbÉ™xi) refers to the cooking styles and dishes of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Iranian Azerbaijan region. The cuisine developed significantly due to its diversity of agriculture, from abundant grasslands which historically allowed for a culture of pastoralism to develop, as well as to the unique geographical location of Azerbaijan, which is situated on the crossroads of Europe and Asia with an access to the Caspian sea. The location has enabled the people to develop a varied diet rich in produce, milk products, and meat, including beef, mutton, fish and game. Furthermore, the location, which was contended over by many historical kingdoms, khanates, and empires also meant that Azerbaijani cuisine was influenced by the culinary traditions of m.