This very descriptive, though essentially retrospective article evokes the business year of Dagestan highlanders, divided into four feeding seasons differentiated with regard with the feeding pattern pursuant to the elemental variations, “since it is the feeding that distinctly shows all minute variations of the economic complex in diverse ethnic and social groups.”  The winter diet is studied with particular attention, through a local and periodical typology of varied type-dishes: kinkals (meat dishes), chudus (pies with varying stuffing and topping), bread products (with paragraphs on their symbolic value and ritual use), the article ending with more poorly related paragraphs on dairy products and on the products of horticulture.  The overall conclusion stresses the overall significance of the products of field husbandry and dairy production, meat being assigned a subsidiary role.

The Redaction
CER: I-7.3.A-622