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.

Buryat Cooking Lesson at Ulus in Irkutsk

One of my favorite things about living in/traveling to other countries is getting to know the national cuisine. Irkutsk is located right next to the (Russian) Republic of Buryatia, and as such has a large population of ethnic Buryats (they’re closely related to Mongolians). I also love cooking, though with a minimum of skill, so […]

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