The headline really says it all...And this article in the UK Daily Mail has a pretty comprehensive run-down of the 10-ton meteor strike yesterday in the Chelyabinsk region, about 900 miles east of Moscow and near Kazakhstan. (This one is far more dramatic than the Perseid Shower pictured here.)
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Kuksu is a noodle soup whose name means "noodle soup" in Korean.
This week Counter Culture rolls into one of the city's most unique restaurants, Elza Fancy Foods. The menu represents the Uzbek-Korean-Russian cooking of Uzbekistan's Korean population. Much of the food is cheap, fascinating, and del ... More >>
West of the Caspians, you can just call it jizz biz.
In Azerbaijani restaurants, it's called jizz biz. This rather provocative name denotes a hash of potatoes fried with cubed animal organs of indeterminate distribution. Eat it in the dark. Over on the other side of the Caspian Sea, in Centr ... More >>
Worth its weight in gold. Literally.If cupcake vodka is still leaving a bad taste in your mouth, probably best not to read on. The mother of all vodka promotions has kicked off out of Russia, where a vodka brand often cited as the most expensive in the world is giving away a monster luxury tr ... More >>
One of the great cheap vegetarian meals of the city is a pair of potato samosas--it would be vegan, too, if you ignored the green sauce on the upper left.
The samosa is one of India's great culinary achievements. Though it has antecedents in Turkey and Central Asia, the little hand-held pie ... More >>
Autumn 2009 is making us nostalgic. First, we have a deranged Muslim killing a lot of citizens on U.S. soil. Now, we have anthrax! Or at least fake anthrax, which we also had back in the day, sonny. The New York consulates of France, Austria and Uzbekistan received anonymous packets of white ... More >>