Indigenous to Inner Asia, Buriats are a formerly nomadic people who now reside in southern Siberia, in the areas east and west of Lake Baikal. Although settled members of the Russian Federation, their traditional cuisine reflects their nomadic roots. Milk and meat products - from horses, cattle, sheep, and goats - are still the two main components of the Buriats' diet, supplemented by wild and cultivated plants (primarily hardy grains and root vegetables). Despite living within the dominant Russian culture, some Buriats still retain their shamanistic beliefs and make offerings to deities or spirits when drinking alcohol or eating certain foods. They have also preserved their ritual methods of slaughtering and butchering livestock, as well as traditional ways of processing the meat.
Encounters with traditional Buriat cuisine
Suspense, Anxiety and the Cold War in Tim O'Brien's The Nuclear Age
In Tim O’Brien’s The Nuclear Age the narrator, William Cowling, gazes out of his aeroplane window at a United States alight with nuclear explosions. In Don DeLillo’s End Zone nuclear war rapidly develops after a nuclear device explodes in Europe, and cities around the world are destroyed. In Douglas Coupland’s Generation X a supermarket erupts in panic as sirens wail, jets are scrambled and a nuclear missile explodes. The opening frames of the film Thirteen Days are lit by the explosions of rocket propellant as a missile rises gracefully into the blackness of space. The earth’s horizon is seen from the top of the missile’s arc, and inverts as it heads back downwards. A nuclear explosion follows, more missiles leaping into the air are intercut with further explosions, and the sequence ends with a mushroom cloud boiling up to fill the screen.
As a child in Romania, I would choose a word and repeat it over and over until it lost its meaning. The syllables would superimpose one another and sound like a foreign language, not invented yet or long ago abandoned, something mysterious and antique, rough and absurd. Instead of opening up and shining acoustically, the sounds choked like marine animals tossed in a boiling cauldron. The word would then become tangible, heavy, like a clay rock thrown in the ocean. I would then await its dissolution, would watch for its disappearance while continuing to repeat it, compulsively, unable to control the joy of my offence. What are words? I asked myself. Where do they come from and where do they go?
Bio-Sand Water Filters and Improved Wood Stoves in San Miguel Totonicapán
bio-sand filter is indirect. If a household boils to purify drinking water, the fuel spent is reduced by the bio-sand filter. However, participant observation reveals that women often keep water on the cooking surface as they build the fire and cook
Terry Gifford, Anna Stenning, David Arnold, Pippa Marland, A.D. Harvey, Christopher North, Michael Conley, Mohammad Shafiqul Islam, and Kate Wise
descended past the barred twin tombs to village houses reaching along the sea. We bought sugar weighed on ancient scales and later ate boiled crab with two fishes laid nose to tail and we talked of the fresco lion: ‘Were lions once wild on the plains of
Ronald de Rooy
the pilgrim is radically different. With his white trench coat, fedora, sunglasses and pipe, this modern Dante reminds us of a stereotypical, hard-boiled detective figure like Philip Marlowe (Humphrey Bogart) in The Big Sleep (1946). 39 His short
Collective Identity in Health
Mora Castro and Giorgina Fabron
peeled maize in soup or a ‘ segundo ’. 11 (Interview C., 2017) Different interviewees have reported that they have changed their ways of cooking. One told us: ‘My grandfather cooks meat in the electric oven and serves it with boiled vegetables
14 Young Women Speak Out
). Happy Mthethwa tells us about how little food she could afford. “I would wake up at 02.00, boil eggs and cook pap [stiff porridge] … to last the whole week (49). However, these young women now realize that poverty does not define who they are. Zamahlubi
own way, a facet of this cooking style. In Gilân rice is consumed daily as kate . It is a simple and quick recipe. Once cleaned and rinsed, rice is poured into a quantity of cold water one and a half to two times its volume, then heated to a boil
Comics and Adaptation
Armelle Blin-Rolland, Guillaume Lecomte, and Marc Ripley
from popular North American culture that condition contemporary US adaptations of Dante’s work, which see the figure of Dante transmogrified into – among other things – a hoody-wearing teenager and a hard-boiled sleuth. De Rooy highlights the enduring