Recipes

A culture’s traditional foods often reveal many things about it: the climate and soil conditions in which it grew, the variety of ingredients and nutrients its early members had at hand, and the cultural influences it came into contact with. Traditional foods are often considered both beloved and essential parts of belonging to a culture. The below resources concentrate on the traditional foods of some of Eurasia’s diverse cultures, presenting them in bilingual recipes and with histories and descriptions of the food’s current place in the modern culture that consumes them. For more on food traditions, see the Traditions section of this site.

Korean Sparzha: The Soy Dish That Took the USSR by Storm

Спаржа по-корейски (Korean Sparzha; also called соевая спаржа; Soy Sparzha) has a misleading name. First, this unusual and beloved salad has nothing to do with спаржа, which means “asparagus” in Russian. Also perhaps misleading is the fact that, while invented by Koreans, it was not invented in Korea. Like морковь по-корейски (Korean carrot salad), спаржа […]

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