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Food without "Soul" Does Not Fill. Social and Ritual Aspects of Yakuts' Traditional Diet

... at the time when some of the customs and rituals described were not an ethnographic rarity but a part of everyday life. In Yakutia, well-to-do and hospitable families were never short of guests, whereas the poor did not have many visitors. A great many ... ... put into wooden bowls – kytyh – or birch bark buckets and carried to the sitting guests. Also, the guests were offered chorons filled with kumis and diluted butter. At dinner or breakfast honorable guests were given large slabs of meat, each weighing ...

Modified: 30.04.2010
Yakutia , Sakha , Yakuts' food , ethnography , traditional diet , sacrifice offering , taboo , rituals , magic , food bans , choron , kumis , kumis dishes
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