“The KGB Was A Funny Bunch”

On Chechen culture and, especially, Chechen food. “Their staples seem designed for preparation in the context of guerrilla warfare, over a fire in the mountains, using ingredients and tools that are easily pillaged, scavenged or carried on a man’s back”. The national dish doesn’t even have an agreed name: it’s just called “national dish”. Main ingredients: raw garlic, fatty sour cream, cornflour dumplings, fist-sized chunks of beef (1,640 words)

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