Baku 2015: We watched the opening ceremony at one of London’s only Azeri restaurants and this is what happened

Azeri food. (IBT)
Azeri food. (IBT)

Along with the arrival of Team GB is the arrival of our food, a doughy mountain of pelmeni and Georgian khinkali. The cooking process is simple. The heavy dumplings are stuffed with the meat mix, boiled and then covered with chili flakes before serving. It is as appetising as it sounds. The chili sauces and sour cream help to lubricate the dough, while lashings of salt and pepper from the table give them the lift they desperately need.

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