29 juli BBC-Travel: Afghanistan’s enigmatic food secret

even the bbc is full of praise about With our own hands…

At the centre of one of the Earth’s harshest environments, on the border of Afghanistan and Tajikistan, two cookbook authors have found “a profoundly human place”.

By Rowena Henley, 29 July 2016

In May 2016, a cookbook on one of the most remote and enigmatic cultures in the world won the title of Best Cookbook Of The Year at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards.

This surprising accolade paid tribute to the Pamir region on the border of Afghanistan and Tajikistan, an ominous environment of steep cliffs, deep valleys, remote villages and harsh weather. It seems an unlikely place to source award-winning recipes – but With Our Own Hands is far more than just a recipe book.

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100 recipes are explored through the eyes of the Pamiri people and the history of their homeland
(Credit: Jamila Haider)