Afghanistan’s enigmatic food secret
This ambitious project began in 2009, when the PhD student beautiful Haider
and her co-author,
met ethnic Dutch botanist Frederick Van Oudenhoven, while he was working in Tajikistan.
Immediately discovered the mutual love of the Pamir area of mutual concern for the future.
While working on development projects,
and it was all of the scientists looked to the erosion of tradition Pamiris directly with the foreign food that favored the recipes grandparents and young people leaving the mountains without plans to return.
Enigmatic food:After a day of its first meeting,
the scientists came across an elderly grandmother in the village while exploring the moon in the valley of the Tajik Pamirs Ghund.
Women recounted recipes from her childhood and showed the importance it held for her and the people Pamiris.
It was only ever been passed these recipes down orally from generation to generation.
“The woman asked us to write her recipes. Haider said this way,
and she can leave them for her children and grandchildren.” “The real need of the book became very clear.”
Is to explore each of the 100 recipes book through the eyes of the people Pamiris and history of their homeland, with spellbinding stories of local legends, and addiction to opium and Soviet influence. Readers can record will learn that time without an hour and that “enough” can be a form of measurement. And will pick up practical tips: how to store meat without a refrigerator, for example, or how to turn plants in medicine.