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.

Staying Kosher in Irkutsk

Having grown up Jewish, I stopped eating pork when I was around 5, and have not eaten it since then. Coming to Irkutsk, I was very curious to see if not eating pork would be a challenge, or if it would be simple to avoid. Spending six weeks in Siberia, I have realized that a […]

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