Afghanistan is rich in traditions and customs, and has long been a melting pot for an array of ethnic groups and cultures. The country is geographically positioned at the meeting point of 4 major cultural areas: the Middle East, Central Asia, the Indian subcontinent and the Far East. These different influences can be tasted in Afghan cuisine, with the country's regional specialities reflecting the variety found across the country. Hospitality is an integral part of Afghan culture, with the best possible food being served for guests, always following a cup of tea of course. Food is traditionally eaten communally, sat on large colourful cushions called toshak.
Here you can find a collection of our favourite recipes - some for special occasions, some using our spice of the month and some simply because they are delicious!
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