• Europe.,  Uzbekistan.

    Horse Meat Plovs and Hast Imam Mosque

    Tashkent is also known as the ancient city on the great Silk road from China to Europe. The Telyashayakh Mosque (Hast Imam Mosque) is one of the most beautiful mosques I have been till now. It is the religious center of Tashkent and located in the old town. The national dish of Uzbekistan is Plov and it is served at…

  • Europe.,  Travel,  Uzbekistan.

    In the Uzbekistan Airways Catering Kitchen

    I conducted three master classes and developed a few recipes for the State Enterprise "Catering" of National Air Company of Uzbekistan. It was an unforgettable experience. The Kitchen staff of the airlines were so warm and full of hospitality. I helped out in the preparation of flight meals in the best traditions of Asian cuisine and gave tips to improve…

  • Europe.,  Travel,  Uzbekistan.

    Fruits and Food Galore

    The open air markets in Tashkent are a great place to stock up on dried fruits, fresh fruits and fresh breads. Bread is respected and relished like if it is holy. My guide and interpreter told me that in traditional homes, a piece of the Uzbek non is placed under the head of a newborn baby. This is to wish…

  • Europe.,  Travel,  Uzbekistan.

    Chorsu Bazaar in Tashkent

    Eski Juva bazaar is the biggest and oldest, not only in Uzbekistan but in the whole of Central Asia. Located in the heart of the Old Town of the capital and next to Chorsu square, Eski Juva has been operating on the same spot for over two thousand years. It is built near the majestic Friday Jami Mosque and the…

  • Condiments. Basics.,  Europe.,  Uzbekistan.

    Master Classes in Tashkent

    My trip to Uzbekistan was sponsored by the World Association of Chefs and the Association of Cooks of Uzbekistan and International Centre of Uzbek Culinary Art. I was here to teach the best of Asian dishes and to deliver talks to couple of culinary schools. The chefs here have not been exposed to many of the Asian cuisine like Thai,…