Arctic Delights

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The remote Taimyr Peninsula in Arctic Siberia is blanketed by snow for most of the year and is battered by bitter polar winds. Family get-togethers, friendly gatherings and hearty meals with local delicacies are an important strategy for combatting the physical and mental strain caused by the inhospitable natural environment.

No matter how desolate the countryside may seem, Taimyr’s regional cuisine can boast a rich variety of both meat and fish dishes as well as wild mushrooms and berries that is unknown to mainland Russians. Lenta.ru visited the Great Argish Festival to find out more about the high-end culinary opportunities and surprise gourmets of the Russian Arctic.