Russia: Shchi 🇷🇺

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Having a blog and a baby simultaneously are hard.

We knew this, of course, but it still bears repeating. Having time to cook sophisticated meals in the midst of my grow-your-own-roommate project is challenging.

Luckily, Russia’s national soup, shchi, was not sophisticated.

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Kazakhstan: Beshbarmak 🇰🇿

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I’ll be honest – I don’t have a very high opinion of horses.

Growing up in Nevăda, I never understood the fascination with the equine creatures. They died out in America after the ice age, along with ground sloths, sabertooth cats and wooly mammoths. They used a lot of food and water in the desert, and I always felt like that food and water was better reserved for either cattle or non-invasive species… but not horses.

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