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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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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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The Handsome Horsemen Of Tibet

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ZEZ2uczpRM Wintertime in eastern Tibet. Many of you enjoyed the last video we shared from home. This one arguably gives you even more of a

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Food As Charity

Some of you may know that before we built ourselves our amazing new kitchen over in Cowley, Taste Tibet operated (for rather too long) out

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Happy New Year From Taste Tibet

Here is a wonderful short video sent to me this week from relatives in Tibet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oVKAHdrH4Kc This blog often challenges your idea of Tibet: the

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MSG-Free Zone!

In the many years that I travelled and lived in China, I ate out a good deal. I loved uncovering small, local, sometimes hole-in-the-wall type

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A Bowl For Your Bosom

An old Tibetan folk song likens a lady lover to a wooden bowl. It may not sound romantic, but traditionally Tibetan people owned one bowl

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Butter Season

In Tibet, like here, it is late summer, and my brothers have been busy on the high mountains herding yak and dri (the female yak).

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Tibet And The Sea

Tibet is a landlocked country (we share a border with mainland China, India, Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar), and for those Tibetan people still inside Tibet,

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