Miaogou, Inner Mongolia, China

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September is the month for harvest.

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莜麦 naked oat

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It can be processed with a simple machine like this.

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莜面饸饹 steamed naked oat noodles

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The noodles are eaten with minced meat, chilli, and sesame paste.

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Naked oat contains four times the amount of fat as wheat.

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They have to be heated and dried quickly before they go bad.

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The family kitchen gets busy as children and grandkids come back for a visit.

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Naked oat flour.

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Rolled-up naked oat flour is called 栲栳栳, which means “round-bottomed basket”.

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栲栳栳 steamed naked oat rolls

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It’s often eaten together with meat, typically mutton.

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莜面花角 naked oat “flower buns”

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莜面海蚌 clam-shaped naked oat

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Sebeta, Ethiopia

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It’s harvest season here as well.

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Soft lovegrass seeds are among the world’s smallest grains.

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150 seeds combined have the same weight as one grain of wheat.

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Its Chinese name is equally romantic, 画眉草, which means “eye-brow painting grass”.

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The locals in Ethiopia call it teff.

It’s rich in fat and protein.

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Fermented teff batter is heated over a flat iron griddle.

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It looks like sponge.

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英吉拉 injera

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The national dish of Ethiopia.

Injera is often eaten with a variety of stews.

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Heli, Guangxi Province, China

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Glutinous rice.

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Made into “year cake”.

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年糕 year cake

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Rice and grains, with a big spoonful of tea or soup.

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油茶 “oily tea”, or rice paste

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The Dong people celebrate the birth of a child with a banquet, typically held on the third day after the baby’s birth.

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There is a lot of food.

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The baby’s grandmother also contributes.

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She takes out her precious collection of meat and vegetables.

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The method of preserving meat and vegetables with salt and glutinous rice is called 酸—sour.

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A freshly caught fish is marinated with salt.

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Then dried and smoked over a fire.

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The fish is rubbed in glutinous rice.

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酸鱼 sour cured fish

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酸菜 sour vegetables

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酸豇豆 sour Chinese long beans

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酸肉 sour cured meat

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酸鸭 sour cured duck

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This duck has been preserved for five years.

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Villagers and relatives are on their way, bearing gifts.

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The gifts are glutinous rice and sour cured duck.

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Half of the gifts are kept, while the other half are returned to the guests along with gifts from the host.

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The banquet begins.

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And lasts for three days.

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Snæfellsnes, Iceland

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Greenland shark.

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The flesh of the shark is toxic, if eaten directly.

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The meat is buried under rocks for fermentation.

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It’s then hung to dry for months.

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发酵鲨鱼肉 hákarl

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Gong’an, Jingzhou, Hubei Province, China

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Some of the fish caught are preserved.

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While others are processed immediately.

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Add starch and various ingredients to the fish meat.

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Steam.

Add egg yolk.

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鱼糕 fish cake

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The leftover parts of the fish are fried.

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煎鱼尾 pan-fried fish

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The entrails of fish can also be cooked.

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炖鱼杂 stewed fish offal

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How to judge if the fish you’ve cooked is delicious:

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