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Central Asia and the Caucasus: Cuisine and Recipes

Urgut Sunday market bread sellers

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The Turkic and Caucasian countries at Asia's core share a spare yet hearty form of cooking that mirrors the starkly beautiful landscape. The massive central span of the Asian continent has played host to innumerable kingdoms, khanates and empires over the millenia. Each has left its own impression on local cuisines and spread cooking traditions and ingredients far and wide.

Cuisines and Recipes of Central Asia and the Caucasus