Red Sands with Caroline Eden

Red Sands with Caroline Eden
 
  6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Following a decade of writing about Uzbekistan and its neighbouring countries (the ‘stans), during the spring and autumn of 2019 Caroline Eden spent six months on the ground developing stories and chasing leads. Her primary aim for Red Sands is to reveal a different portrait of Central Asia, using food as an agent, device and theme, while also preserving on paper something of these countries as they rapidly develop and open up to the world. The Financial Times selected as a ‘book of the year’ for 2020.

Beginning on the shores of the Caspian Sea, in oil-rich Kazakhstan, we head into the kitchens of underground desert mosques, through the world’s largest walnut forests in Kyrgyzstan, to remote orchards in Tajikistan, into cafés and canteens in Uzbekistan’s leafy capital and to dining rooms in Soviet-era sanatoriums, all the while exploring how food mirrors and shapes landscapes, history and culture.

Lit up by emblematic recipes, Red Sands is filled with human stories, forgotten histories and tales of adventure, while bringing in universal themes that relate to us all: hope, hunger, longing, love and the joys of eating well on the road.

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2021-01-28 18:00 2021-01-28 18:00 Europe/London Red Sands with Caroline Eden A talk by Caroline Eden on her book Red Sands which navigates a course from the shores of the Caspian Sea to the sun-ripened orchards of the Fergana Valley. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/01/28/red-sands-with-caroline-eden-250741 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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