Russia’s Best Prison Food, Bar None

From the article: “In an effort to boost inmate morale (and perhaps dramatically improve the quality of the normal gruel fed to jail staff, if only for a day), prison officials held a cooking contest…All of the cooks were presented with the same basket of basic ingredients (rice, meat, vegetables, oil, and onions) and told to whip up their own versions of plov (also known as pilaf, palow, or pilau), the classic dish served at festivals and funerals, at holidays, and just at the weekend, variations of which can be found in cuisines from Latin America and the Caribbean to the Middle East and Central Asia.”

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