Tag: culinary explorations

When Fall’s Chill Arrives, It’s Mighty Uighur Meat Pies We Crave, Baked Just Off Brighton Beach

As the weather gets seriously chilly, the one thing we crave is the lamby cooking of the Uighurs, the Asian Muslims who hail from the part of the world where Asia reaches toward Russia. Back in 2006, we were enchanted by an article in the Times by Julia Moskin called The Silk Road Leads to Queens, about the food of those from Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan, as well as Afghanistan and western China: like these lamb-stuffed pasties called samsa.