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The Festival Of Cultural Traditions In Tashkent

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 17:17

The 15th Festival of national dishes and cultural traditions has been held in Tashkent. The staff of foreign embassies accredited in Uzbekistan acted as chefs and cooks at the event. About 40 embassies and consulates took part in this festival; guests and visitors were both employees of diplomatic structures and residents of the capital of Uzbekistan. They had an opportunity to taste traditional Uzbek pilaf, Kazakh beshbarmak, Turkish shawarma, Arabian dates, hummus and other oriental dishes, as well as Belarusian draniki, Siberian dumplings, as well as French pastries and Belgian chocolate.


According to the ambassador of the Russian Federation in Uzbekistan, Vladimir Tyurdenev, such events contribute to the further strengthening and development of friendly relations between the countries, as peoples are known through their traditions and culture.


“I hope the participants of the event, its organizers and guests will have a great time, enjoying all the riches of the culinary palette of the peoples of the world,” the Russian diplomat said in his speech to the guests of the festival.


According to some of the visitors of the festival, everyone had the opportunity to enjoy the most unusual and varied dishes. In addition to the dishes, it was also possible to taste various drinks, ranging from Kazakh koumiss and natural Uzbek juices to Italian and French wines, German and Czech beers, varieties of natural European coffee, and much more.


“Each stand represents something unparalleled. Looking at all these goodies, one wants to taste everything. However, this is not just a festival for one's stomach. It's also an expression of traditions and culture, the identity of each of the peoples whose cuisine is represented,” one of the residents of Tashkent expressed his opinion on the festival.

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