A guide to the New East


What’s cooking?

Tatarstan is known for its culinary traditions — even the name of its capital, Kazan, comes from the Tatar word for pot. Armed with a video camera, an appetite and plenty of local goodwill, Lesya Myata travelled deep into the Tatar countryside to explore what lies at the heart of the region’s rich food culture. Additional camera work by Mikhail Kolchin


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