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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. Below, you’ll find bilingual recipes presented with histories and descriptions of the food’s current place in the modern culture that consumes them.

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Many of these foods may have various regional or national names and/or variations. We have tried to reflect that in the articles as well.

Echpochmak: Tatar Triangular Meat Pie

A symbol of Tatar culture and a pride of that nation, echpochmak is easily one of most recognizable foods from Tatar cuisine. This savory meat pie has its origins in the nomadic days of the Tatars but the crisp outside and juicy meat filling of the pie have guaranteed echpochmak’s timeless popularity. Today, echpochmak is […]

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