Wednesday, May 2, 2012

corner view - Hmmmm

Corner View is a weekly appointment - each Wednesday - created by Jane, and hosted by Francesca.  It’s where bloggers from all corners of the world share their view on a pre-arranged theme.

In every corner that I’ve lived I try to learn as much as I can about the people, their culture and of course try  their cuisine.

Obviously I tried and loved Thai food and there is always a craving for that spiciness.


Well after 9 months here I must be honest and say that I haven’t really ventured out much and tried Kazakh food. I’m not there yet and I don’t know if I’ll ever be.  I’ve read and heard that traditional food here revolves around horse meat.  Yes you read correctly, horse meat!!

Hmmmmm………I’m guessing that their nomadic way of life influenced their cuisine, and so hence the horse meat.  They also prefer sour milk, which I don’t know if I’ll ever have the stomach to try it!!



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likeschocolate said...

I agree! Don't get the need for so much spice, but maybe I would be skinner because I would never finish a dish.

Heather said...

I'll pass on the horse meat and sour milk, but I'd love that big basket of red peppers! The spicier the better! (Well, "American hot" for me, not Thai hot.)

Francesca said...

Isn't it funny how certain foods that are totally acceptable in some cultures make others feel, hmmm, queasy? I had to have horse meat during my first pregnancy when my iron levels were way too low (I'd been a vegetarian for many years), and it wasn't very different from the taste and texture of beef, only a little "sweeter" - horse meat, along with rabbit and other types of meat other than chicken, pork and beef etc are actually becoming very popular here among those who don't want to buy battery raised and fed animals. Think ESCARGOTS!!! 😄

Victoria said...

I have eaten horse meat in France many years ago. I think there was a little Hmmmm to be said then!

Elizabeth said...

Hmm, sour milk is good for cooking and baking with, drinking it would be an acquired taste.
I would probably try the horse meat.

Theresa said...

I could not eat horse meat.

Jewel said...

I had horse hotdogs in the Dominican Republic... gave me diahrea. :) Good luck!

Always beautiful pictures!!

Ballerina Girl said...

At least the yurta and doll are nice ;)
I actually tried horse meat that was put into a spaghetti sauce....(Mr. C made it). Not bad...kinda tough, but I've heard that when it is alone, well, let's just say


flowtops said...

When I ate meat (it's been, what, twenty-odd years now), I did have horse meat from time to time. Tastes good. Sour milk is not for me though.

But I'm sure you'll find other Kazach food you'll enjoy.


♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

the sour milk appeals, me not being a milk girl anyway. and horse meat. yes. unfortunately, the whole of europe and has them on the menu...
lovely miniature yurta!

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