Thanks to an earlier post I made to the blog I was contacted by Jamie, a blog reader, who provided me with info on Kyrgyz meals and an email address for someone who has put together a cookbook of traditional Kyrgyz dishes! I am going to order it tomorrow and am anxious to receive it. I don't know how well the meals will go over in our family, but surely "T" might appreciate the efforts. I have asked permission to publicly list the info on the blog and here it is:
Yes, I have compiled a cookbook of Kyrgyz recipes for American kitchens. I do not have my own web page, but Juliet Rossant has a very nice review in her Superchefblog at
The cookbook costs $24, which includes shipping. If you wish to order a copy, please send a check or money payable to Martha E. Weeks to:
Ms. Martha E. Weeks
P.O. Box 306
Northampton, MA 01061-0306
This isn't the kind of thing you can easily find at Barnes and Noble, and I thought it might be helpful to provide the info on the blog for those of you are reading it and will be adopting from Kyrgyzstan yourself. I will let you all know what it is like once I receive it, but it sounds like a terrific resource.
Now...let's see, I have to be able to cook Italian, Kazakh, German, and Kyrgyz foods if we are truly going to embrace our national heritages. Nahhhhh...forget about it, macaroni and cheese will have to do! Hahahaha!