The breads of Uzbekistan should be considered the eighth wonder of the world. Decorated like tapestries that reflect the lives of the people who make and consume them and often mimicking colorful, intricate caftans and the ornate Islamic geometric patterns that decorate homes and places of worship, these breads are inseparable from daily life—imbued with meaning way beyond physical nourishment.
My friend (and bread guide), Oleg Zolotikh, a native of the country, claims—rightfully—that there might be more than 1,000 different designs and types. And once you venture through this visual tour, you’ll understand exactly why he would say that.
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