Bread is a fundamental of Azeri cuisine, and goes with most main courses. Along with standard bread you’re usually served several types of azerbaijan flatbread. One of my favourites was tandir chorek, or tandir flatbread. The fact that the word tandir sounds similar to the Indian and Pakistani tandoor is not a coincidence. It’s more or less the same concept, and more or less the same type of oven too.
Food is an important cultural component of many societies around the world and when I visit a new destination I pay a lot of attention to what people eat, how they eat it, and what happens around food. The amount of things I’ve learned about Azerbaijan, its culture and history happened through encounters with Azerbaijan Food.