Local and Regional Foods, Mazandaran
The regional cuisine of Mazandaran province offers a wide array of colorful dishes. Breakfast brings forth a variety of jams accompanied with the traditional types of bread and ... Lunch and dinner display umpteen kinds of meat, vegetable, leafy vegetable dishes accompanied by pickles of all sorts. There are a variety of Aash or the traditional type of soup with vegetables and meat stock such as, Aash-e-dooq, Aash-e-kalam, Aash-e-kadu, Aash-e gilaki, Aash-e- aloo, torsh Aash and...... to name a few. A variety of kababs (grilled meat or poultry) such as kabab-e-mazandarani, seeka kabab, qaz kabab,(or duck kabab), jujeh kabab, (or chicken kabab), tazeh kabab, heli kabab, kabab-e-mahi kafal (or a type of fish kabab) etc. Various types of kookoo ( or a type of dish having a combination of eggs with vegetables, meat or fish) such as, kookoo badkubehyi, kookoo sabzi, baqla kookoo, kookoo gilani, kookoo mahi or fish etc. A wide variety of fish dishes are also on the menu, including many kinds of curry with rice and condiments.
Local Music and Dances, Mazandaran
Music in this region relates to the life style of the inhabitants, and the melodies revolve around issues such as the forests, cultivation or farming activities and herding. The most famous dance of this area is the Qasem Abadi dance, not forgetting the stick dance that the men perform.