Food Culture

The following resources focus on the wider role that food plays within a culture and society. These include how people relate to food in general, social customs surrounding food and sharing food, nutritional profiles of national diets, and relations to specific ingredients found in national foods. For much more on the histories and cultural meaning of specific national dishes, see the Recipes section in the main menu of this site.

Horse Trekking in Kyrgyzstan – Student Observations

While Bishkek is a modern, dynamic and constantly evolving city, it still provides an opportunity to tap into the ancient nomadic traditions of the Kyrgyz people. One of those traditions, horseback traveling, is becoming increasingly popular with SRAS students – and surely for a good reason. Practicing Russian and Kyrgyz while learning about local culture […]

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