Uighur Cuisine

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Naomi Duguid and her husband Jeffrey Alford are the authors of numerous books exploring the cuisines of the world.  Her most recent book, Beyond the Great Wall: Recipes and Travels from the Other China, explores the Uighur culture in Western China.  The Uighur are an oases people and their cuisine consists of varieties of flatbreads, noodles and lamb kabobs.  Melons, tomatoes and grapes grow in abundance in that region. 

Currently there is a flare up of ethnic violence in that region between the Han Chinese and Muslim Uighurs.  Read some of Naomi's thoughts about the Uighurs.

Naomi and Jeffrey organize cultural and culinary immersion tours.   There next tour is in Chiang Mai, Thailand.