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Keyword: mongolia

The Gobi March: Seven-Day Footrace Through the Gobi Desert

Gobi March 2010/Racing the Planet
Lifestyle More than 150 racers compete in the Gobi March, the number-one footrace in the world.

The Dietary Culture of Asia

Food & Recipes

by Naomichi Ishige
Professor of Anthropology at Osaka's Museum of Ethnology
Translated by Thomas A. Steele


"What bad manners you have! Don't eat with your fingers, use your chopsticks!" For many a child in China, Korea, Japan, and Vietnam, this parent's reprimand is one of the first lessons in social manners. For each of these ethnic groups, putting food in your mouth with your fingers is viewed as an ill-mannered, rather animal-like act.

Peking Dust

(Photo by matt coats/Flickr)
Food & Recipes

A surprisingly delicious dessert in spite of its extreme simplicity.

Serves 8.

Ingredients

500 g/1 lb fresh chestnuts
300ml/10 fl oz/1 1/4 cups cream
4 tablespoons caster sugar
glazed walnuts (optional)

Directions

Mongolian Lamb

Mongolian Lamb (Photo by <a href=snapperworlf/flickr)" src="http://asiasociety.org/files/imagecache/small/mongolianlamb.jpg">
Food & Recipes

In order to reduce the strength of the lamb flavor, the meat is sliced thinly and soaked in cold water.

Serves 4.

Ingredients