One of the best ways to explore the culture and traditions of a Post-Soviet nations is through food and wine. Within each country lies a bounty of gastronomic delights. An exploration of food and wine throughout Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus is an eye opener to the pleasure and wholesomeness of local food culture (something that is endangered in the West due to the industrialization of the food industry). To help you plan local food and wine exploration into your trip to former Soviet states, we’ve listed seasonal harvest festivals, some of the best local markets to check out, as well as regional cooking and tasting workshops. Enjoy!
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