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Pilaf in the Traditional Cuisine of Bukhara Jews

Type of publication: Research Article

About author(s)

Tatiana G. Emelianenko| rem.tatyana@mail.ru | The Russian Museum of Ethnography


bukhara jews, ritual food, pilaf, pilaw


The article describes the various types of pilaf that existed in the ritual cuisine of Bukhara Jews, their semiotic features and specifics of their using in the family and religious ritual practice. The author’s materials show that Bukhara Jews were the keepers of the archaic kind of pilaf and considered this dish as a symbol of their identity.


Emelianenko, T.G. 2012. Pilaf in the Traditional Cuisine of Bukhara Jews. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 5: 84-90

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