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Postcards from Tibet

We’ve been bringing you weekly insights into daily life in Tibet since 2016. These “postcards” give some context to our food, and why we do what we do. They are a glimpse of Yeshi’s other world and his experience adapting to life here in the UK.

In 2019 Julie won the Yan-Kit So Award for Food Writers on Asia, a prize that is awarded every two years to an emerging writer who enhances our understanding and appreciation of Asian food culture.

Our debut cookbook, Taste Tibet, was published by Murdoch Books in 2022. If you have enjoyed our Postcards from Tibet over the years we think you will love our cookbook, which is a mix of family recipes and stories from our Himalayan home.

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Plastic-Free Pleasure

At our stall and pop ups we have always encouraged people to bring their own reusable food containers. A money-back deal makes this offer pretty

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Taste Tibet Update 2

The Taste Tibet summer festival tent is getting an airing! We are not expecting any festival action this year, but here is an interim solution

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Taste Tibet Update

A snapshot of our lives right now. We are building up to a really exciting summer of events (those currently confirmed include the Hay-on-Wye Literature

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Three Major Announcements

This week, images speak louder than words, as we bring in the new year with three hugely exciting announcements. First, up, this: A tantalising first

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Community Is Everything

In Tibet, whatever you consume, you usually have a direct relationship with the person who produced it. This means that people take pride in their

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When Vegetables Do The Talking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9hvOEEXh6Y Money holds very little currency at home in Tibet. In Yeshi’s village, people farm most of what they need. Multiple cropping yields two harvests

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Thank You!

This blog post is dedicated to all the people who have helped us get to year six of Taste Tibet! Most of you don’t want

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A No Meat Month

In Tibet, there are very few times of the year when singing and dancing are not a feature of daily life, and when eating meat

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Meat – A Moral Maze

In Tibet, meat is a topic of considerable interest and debate. Geoffrey Barstow recently wrote a whole book about it, unpicking how the practice of

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Healing Through Diet

by @a_j_knight_ Tibet is a mountainous country, parts of which are very inaccessible, and when people get ill they are usually a long way from

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Love Your Stove

Do you love your stove? Maybe you do. But do you honour it, respect it, feed it? In Tibet, the family stove is the residence

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Nettle Season

Foragers – get excited! It’s nettle season, and this week’s blog brings you Chef’s favourite nettle soup recipe. Tibetan people love eating nettles. They call

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Food Of The Himalayas

The Himalayan region is shared between China (including Tibet), Bhutan, Pakistan, Nepal and India. The mountains were there long before people inhabited these parts, and

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Picnicking Season

@tibetanencounter posted this lovely image (L) of a traditional Tibetan summer picnicking tent on their Instagram today. Here in the UK we’re not quite there

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