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Azerbaijani dolma
Vine leaves prepared for the Greek dolmades

Dolma meaning "filling" in Turkish or Dolmades in Greek, is the name for a number of dishes which are common in eastern Mediterranean and Caucasian cuisines. Usually, a kind of vegetable is filled with rice and chopped or ground meat. Instead of a vegetable, vine leaves are sometimes used.

In 2017, dolma making in Azerbaijan was included in the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage Lists. The tradition is present throughout the Republic of Azerbaijan, and is perceived as a central culinary practice in all of its regions.[1]

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  1. Dolma making and sharing tradition, a marker of cultural identity Archived 2017-12-07 at the Wayback Machine. UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.