• This Ukrainian Cookbook Is Part Family History, Part Dumpling Heaven

    “Cookbooks don’t have to be about recipes from a chef,” says Olia Hercules, author of Mamushka: Recipes from Ukraine & Beyond. “I like recipes because of the stories they might tell about a culture and all these things our grandmothers used to make.”

  • Lebanon's Armenians Remember Their Heritage with Dried Beef and Dumplings

    There are around 100,000 Armenians currently living in Lebanon, almost all of whom are descendants of those who fled the 1915 genocide in what is now Turkey. In Beirut, they keep their heritage alive through their food.

  • I Ate Dinner in a Tajik Hellhole

    Ask the average Westerner what they know about Tajikistan, and they'll probably draw a blank. (Is it a country? Isn’t there a war going on there?) Which made finding out more about qurutob, its national dish, even more interesting.