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

... similar way of distributing food was characteristic of ancient Mongols. At large feasts the pieces of meat cut in advance were 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 4 to 6 kilograms. The guest could take away the part of the piece he did not manage to eat and have it on the way back ...

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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