Azerbaijan

Does climate influence culture in Azerbaijan?

Test your cultural expertise with our weekly quiz question. This week’s question is from Azerbaijan.

Azeris in the north differ from those in the south of Azerbaijan largely because of climactic conditions.

True or False?

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May 10, 2011 Comments disabled

Would you like to have tea?

Test your cultural expertise with our weekly quiz question. This week’s question is from Australia.

Having arrived at the Sydney airport late in the afternoon, your host who has come to fetch you asks if you would like tea. You should interpret this as an invitation to:

A. Drink some tea.
B. Enjoy a late afternoon snack.
C. Have dinner

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March 24, 2011 5 comments

How to negotiate in Azerbaijan

Test your cultural expertise with our weekly quiz question. This week’s question is from Azerbaijan.

When negotiating with Azeris, it is best to:

A. Offer them currencies that fill long term objectives, even though immediate benefits are not obvious.

B. Show them how they benefit immediately as well as personally by what you offer or ask.

What do you think? Tell us in the comments and check next week’s post for the answer.

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March 17, 2011 1 comment

Easy baklava and other treats from Azerbaijan

Farida began to cook regularly when, aged 25, she moved to California from her home in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Food is an important part of Azerbaijani culture and Farida found that the best way to eat the delicious Azeri food of her childhood was to cook it herself. Today her online Azerbaijani cookbook is so popular that she is working on a real world cookbook as well.

On her website you can learn to cook traditional food like Pilaff and Baklava as well as Azeri versions of soups, stews, eggs and many more delicious looking meals.

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Photo: Easy Baklava from Farida’s Azerbaijani cookbook

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