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Oxford Companion to Food

Oxford Companion to Food

By Alan Davidson

Published 2014

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Nepal is a landlocked, mountainous country in the Himalayas perched between india to the south-west and tibet to the north-east.

Nepal, almost isolated from the rest of the world until the 1950s, is a mosaic of peoples of Indo-European and Tibetan stock with a wide range of cultures and religions. These factors are reflected in the cuisines; these are noticeably diverse and still heavily marked by their former almost complete reliance on the ingredients available in each small locality. But many factors, including the influx of tourists since the late 20th century, have set in train processes of change which are smudging the old culinary frontiers.