National Geographic : 1921 May
Photograph from Horace Brodzky MONGOLIANS AT MEAL-TIME ON THE STEPPES OF SIBERIA The man on the right is a Russian. The chief item on this menu is boiled meat. A Mongolian never eats bread and seldom vegetables. He drinks the soup from the boiled meat and then lifts out a chunk of flesh, holds one end in his mouth and cuts offapiece with hisbigknife. A Mongolian eats only once a day, at noon or in the evening, when he consumes from five to ten pounds ofmutton orbeef. Inthewinter he carries the meat under his saddle, which keeps it from freezing.