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Jewish cuisine is rooted in the rich heritage of the Jewish people, featuring culinary traditions that draw inspiration from the economies, agricultural practices and cooking elements of many countries around the world.
For instance, the Mountain Jews have their own unique traditions relating to their cuisine. Over centuries, they have preserved and passed down their culinary heritage through generations, having withstood the tests of time. Famous dishes such as shomokufta yerpegi, gaylo, khoyegushd, and duqovo are considered gems of Jewish cuisine. The Jewish kitchen places great importance on adhering to kosher laws, which encompass guidelines for the preparation of beneficial foods and meals in the Jewish culinary world. Kosher, translated from Hebrew, means fit or beneficial. These laws dictate that not only is it prohibited to consume meat and dairy products together, but also that the preparation of these products must take place in separate utensils designated specifically for each. Additionally, the consumption of pork is strictly forbidden.
Red Village, where Jewish heritage is vibrant to this day, provides an opportunity for tourists to get acquainted with Jewish cuisine up close. If you visit, you can contact Naum Niftaliyev (+99450 881 9989), a representative of the Tourism Information Centre, to join cooking masterclasses that will teach you about the preparation of these dishes.