Tag archive for ‘food’
Horsemeat and Vinegar
Registan’s very own Joshua Foust has a fun article up on Need to Know by PBS about the joys of Kazakh food. There’s also what looks like a pretty good recipe for lamb and pumpkin manty, my favorite. Never had horse manty and I don’t agree with using lean meat. Manty should have a bit [...]
One of the pernicious stereotypes about Americans in Kazakhstan is that we are all fat. Now I know there are obesity studies out there that show that being overweight is a problem in the US. I don’t deny that. However, I do wonder how many other countries have done similar studies. In other words, I [...]
Or Nowruz, if you prefer.
Not to suddenly harp on food, but I had an interesting conversation the other day with a group of colleagues. I mentioned in an earlier post that one stereotype here of the US is that our meat does not taste good (I put this down to differences in what constitutes properly cooked meat). Another is [...]
I’ve been working on my recipe for plov bit by bit and I thought I’d share it here. Of course there are a million different kinds of plov (or pilaf as the Western version is called) and it’s hard to pin down exactly what makes plov plov. I am fond of the Azerbaijani style where [...]
More About Meat and Food
Having just posted on importing cattle to solve some of the problems of the meat industry, I was perhaps particularly attentive to meat prices today at the supermarket. I was shocked that any kind of butchered meat, including stir-fry strips/beef stroganoff, gulash/stew meat, and steaks, now cost around 1800 tenge per kilogram (US$ 5.64 per [...]
Please, Sir Can I Have Some More Horse Fat?
Chris Merriman prompted to me to write a quick note on Dom Joly’s take on horsemeat. A while ago, I was at a formal celebration and they served beshbarmak made of horse meat, but not just horse meat: the big fatty chunks of horse meat. In fact there was very little actual meat on the [...]