Kazakhstan: Hunting With Eagles & Milking Mares

Andrew Zimmern heads to Kazakhstan in the heart of central Asia. He hunts for rabbits with a golden eagle, suffers a blow while milking a horse and feasts on everything from sheep brains to smoked horse sausage.

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Hunting with Golden Eagles

Hunting with Golden Eagles

This is a 15-pound golden eagle right before we let it loose to catch its prey. This is a sporting ritual in Kazakhstan. 960 1280

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Eagle Hunter, Khurmet

Eagle Hunter, Khurmet

This is a 13-year-old eagle hunter named Khurmet. He is preparing to release a golden eagle in pursuit of a rabbit. 960 1280

  

Kazakhstan's Great Outdoors

Kazakhstan's Great Outdoors

How's this for spectacular scenery? Riding through the Tian Shan Mountains to the hunting grounds with our eagle was a special experience. 960 1280

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Visiting Locals in Nura, Kazakhstan

Visiting Locals in Nura, Kazakhstan

Nasir Momotov greets me in his farmhouse courtyard in the village of Nura, Kazakhstan. 960 1280

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Uzbek Woman in Almaty

Uzbek Woman in Almaty

Receiving gifts from Uzbek women after lunch at a restaurant called the Uzbek Woman in Almaty, Kazakhstan.  960 1280

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Local Cheeses

Local Cheeses

Shopping for cheese at the local Almaty market. 960 1280

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Sightseeing in Almaty

Sightseeing in Almaty

Taking a stroll through the Soviet-era monuments in a local park in Almaty. 960 1280

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Kazakhstan's Comfort Food

Kazakhstan's Comfort Food

A tray full of fresh-baked samsa, fluffy pastries stuffed with lamb and onions, in Almaty, Kazakhstan. 960 1280

  

Traditional Family Meal

Traditional Family Meal

Dinner is served at the Momotov house in Nura — stuffed sheep's stomach with all the trimmings. 960 1280

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Kabobs at Shashlik Restaurant

Kabobs at Shashlik Restaurant

Grilled lamb offal on skewers at Shashlik on Kirova, the most popular grilled-meat restaurant in Almaty, Kazakhstan. 960 1280

  

A Family Gathering

A Family Gathering

The Momotov family table. 960 1280

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National Dish of Kazakhstan

National Dish of Kazakhstan

Beshbarmak is one of the national dishes of Kazakhstan. It's braised horse meat over handmade noodles with caramelized onions. 960 1280

  

Lunch!

Lunch!

Lunch break at a local horse dairy farm. 960 1280

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Roasted Lamb

Roasted Lamb

Roasted lamb, pressure-cooked in a dairy tin with hot stones, is served at a farm lunch in Kazakhstan. 960 1280

  

A Lesson in Noodle-Making

A Lesson in Noodle-Making

Noodle-making lesson about to begin in Almaty, Kazakhstan. 960 1280

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